Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars will return to Port Stephens on Friday before shifting to Newcastle on Saturday.
The Port Stephens event at Tomaree Sports Complex begins from 5.30pm with the movie, Paddington 2, screening at sunset.
In Newcastle, The Greatest Showman will be aired at King Edward Park at sunset after entertainment activities, which begin at 5.30pm.
The free events include live music, a circus workshop and football activities.
Attendees can bring picnic rugs and picnics, or purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Cinema Under the Stars is travelling to 16 locations on this season’s tour.
“We understand how much regional communities across NSW look forward to our Cinema Under the Stars events, and as a customer-owned organisation it is just one of the many ways we’re giving back to communities that support us,” Newcastle Permanent sponsorship manager Danielle Lilley said.
“Since 2008, Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars has brought families and communities together by providing free outdoor cinema events across regional NSW, and our 12th event in Newcaslte is expected to attract 3,500 people this January.”