E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will headline this year's Greater Shepparton Summer Film Festival when the event returns later this month.DARREN LINTON November 9, 2012 4:40am
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will screen at Victoria Park Lake as part of the Greater Shepparton Summer Film Festival.
E.T. the lovable visitor from outer space landed at Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake yesterday for a brief publicity shoot, but he’ll be back again next week.
Greater Shepparton City Council’s events assistant Liz Connick said E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was chosen as the star attraction to open the Greater Shepparton Summer Film Festival on the evening of Saturday, November 17. The family classic will be screened at an outdoor cinema to be constructed at Victoria Park Lake.
‘‘It is all about family entertainment,’’ she said.
Last year more than 800 people showed up with pillows, rugs, chairs and picnics for the free night out under the stars with a giant eight-metre screen.
The council’s manager arts, events and tourism Carrie Donaldson said the council was proud to be able to present the outdoor film festival again this year and to provide free family-friendly entertainment options for the whole community.
‘‘The summer film festival is one of many family-friendly activities that council provides over summer to encourage locals and visitors to get outdoors, get active and spend time together in our parks and open spaces,’’ she said.
The 2012-13 summer film festival season will also expand to smaller towns.
Days Mill at Murchison is to host a screening of The Man From Snowy River on December 1 and a soon-to-be-announced feature screening will take place at Dookie on February 23.
Shepparton will host additional screenings on Australia Day and on March 10 during the SheppARTon Festival.
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The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
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