Bonnyrigg Under the Stars premiers on February 9

Moana sets sail with trickster demigod Maui in Moana. Photo: Disney
Moana sets sail with trickster demigod Maui in Moana. Photo: Disney

How far will you have to go to watch Disney's Moana on the big screen?

Not far at all for Fairfield residents, with the Bonnyrigg Youth Council hosting the inaugural Bonnyrigg Under the Stars event at Bunker Park on Friday, February 9.

The free event has been organised in response to community feedback.

“We have been consulting with local youth, to find out what events and activities they would like to see in the area and one of the things they told us is that they would like an outdoor movie night,” said Mandy Bui from the Bonnyrigg Youth Council.

“We are looking forward to bringing people together, singing along to the Moana songs and just seeing all of the children having a fun time.

“As a special treat, we are also offering free popcorn and ice cream to the first 200 people to arrive on the night, so make sure you arrive early.”

Moana draws from Polynesian mythology and follows the daughter of the chief on an idyllic Pacific island as she sets sail from her island home to find the demigod Maui and restore the heart of an island goddess, putting an end to a creeping darkness destroying the ocean. 

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said: “Bonnyrigg Under the Stars is a great occasion to grow community spirit and bring families together under the stars, enjoying a family film in our city’s newest community park.”

  • Supported by Newleaf Communities (managed by SGCH), Fairfield Council and Landcom, the event will start at 6.30pm with food vans on site. The movie will start at 8pm.