Yas Movies in the Park returns to Abu Dhabi

Catch more free blockbuster film screenings this April

Yas Movies in the Park returns to Abu Dhabi
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We love anything that lets us make the most of Abu Dhabi’s wonderfully warm climate, and we’re still not over the novelty of being able to enjoy an outdoor film screening without needing to wear twenty layers.

Yas Movies in the Park is a brilliant event putting on screenings of huge blockbuster films up on a big screen at du Arena, right behind Yas Marina Circuit.

And amazingly, it’s also totally free to attend.

The concept is returning to Yas Island from Thursday April 18 to Saturday April 20, and the programme includes a great mix of classic films and recent releases.

The weekend kicks off at 4pm on Thursday April 19 with the Pixar-animated film The Incredibles, followed by the dinosaur action movie Jurassic World. After this it’s time to relive the drama of Armageddon (just remember to pack your tissues for those emotional moments).

Then on Friday April 19, kids and adults alike will enjoy the charm of the hilarious animation Finding Dory, right before the area is transformed into a Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again immersive cinema experience. This features London West End performers singing and dancing along to the musical comedy live on stage.

You’ll also be encouraged to get up on your feet and join in singing the big ABBA hits yourself.

Meanwhile, Saturday April 20 is a big day for all Potter fans.

After watching cute penguins strutting their stuff in Happy Feet, you’ll be transported to Hogwarts as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire takes over the big screen. Those who come in Harry Potter-themed fancy dress will also be in with a chance of winning VIP tickets.

In addition to all the thrilling movies, the area will be transformed into a kind of movie-themed festival, filled with activities, funfair rides and food trucks serving all the best cinema snacks.

There’s also a special kids zone where you’ll find bouncy castles, arts and crafts and face painting.

If you want to go along, all you need to do is register for a free ticket at www.yasmovies.ae.

You can also upgrade to a VIP ticket for Dhs65. This includes access to the VIP area, where you’ll get a premium viewing experience, bean bag, two soft drinks and popcorn.

Exact timings will be announced later this month, so watch this space for more details.

We’ll be getting to work on our Hagrid costume in the meantime.
Free (general admission). Dhs65 (VIP tickets). Thu April 18-Sat Apr 20. du Arena, Yas Island, www.yasmovies.ae.

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