The Cherrybrook “Movie under the stars” was first held in 2012 as part of a celebration to open the refurbished John Purchase Oval.
Hornsby Shire Council, through local councillor Bruce Mills, approached the Cherrybrook Scouts and John Purchase Public School to run this event as a community celebration of the new facilities.
Both the scouts and the school jumped at the chance to be involved in such a celebration and provide a night of fun and entertainment in the local Cherrybrook community.
A night of festivities was planned starting with the official opening by Mayor Nick Berman, with special guests from Hornsby Shire Council and John Purchase Public School Principal Jo Marshall.
A good crowd of just under 1000 people stayed on after the opening and watched the first Movie Under the Stars event with the screening of ‘Rio’.
The night was a huge success, so much so that all three parties conducted an even bigger night for 2013 with the screening of Madagascar 3 – Europes Most Wanted’.
The event grew even larger in 2015 with the screening of ‘The Lego Movie’ and Fireworks finale with a crowd of over 2200 people enjoying the night.
In 2016 the 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group continued to deliver this great community event with ‘Minions’ and a Fireworks finale and a crowd of 2,500.
In 2018, 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group will again deliver a family-friendly event with ‘Finding Dory’ – a colourful computer-animated film which won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie.
This year, there’s a larger screen (the biggest we can get!), a longer fireworks finale, and more attractions.