Free Christmas Movie Series Is Back at Eagle Farm Racecourse Ascot

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The annual free movie series at the Big Screen on the Green Trackside Open-air Cinema returns on the 18th until 22nd of December. The screenings will be held at the Brisbane Racing Club’s heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to arrive earlier to set up picnic blankets and to claim their free frozen Coke, an offer that only happens this year. Coming before the movie starts will also allow children to enjoy the Christmas carols, free face painting, and a surprise visit from Santa. They can also have a meet-and-greet with Giddy Up Club’s mascot, Lucky George.


Register for free tickets here.

Heads up, though. Bringing one’s own food is not allowed. The Brisbane Racing Club Food Truck will sell snack and drinks at the site. Another option is to pre-purchase a Christmas Hamper at $40 per couple.

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What’s included inside the Christmas Hamper:

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  • 1 x baked ham and seeded mustard w dried tomato, cress in a crusty baguette (cut in half)
  • 1 x oven roasted chicken w oak leaf, shaved radish, cucumber and red onion, mild roasted garlic aioli in a crusty baguette (cut in half)
  • Vegetarian quiche
  • Side salad to share
  • Christmas pavlova with berries and passionfruit
  • Farmhouse cheese and cherries

Movie List, Information and Schedule:

“Elf” on 18th December at 6:30 p.m.

About the film:
Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

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“Home Alone” on 19th December at 6:30 p.m.

About the film:
When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

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“Santa Clause” on 20th December at 6:30 p.m.

About the film:
Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all – and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

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“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” on 21st December at 6:30 p.m.

About the film:
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

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“Polar Express” on 22nd December at 6:30 p.m.

About the film:
An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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Eagle Farm Racecourse is at 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot

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