Jeff Collier at the Murwillumbah Pool.
Jeff Collier at the Murwillumbah Pool.

Pool movie to make a big splash

MURWILLUMBAH pool's dive-in movies are sure to make a splash when they premiere tonight.

Families can escape the winter chill by relaxing in the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre's indoor, heated pool.

Duty manager Jeff Collier said parents and grandparents can watch the movie poolside, or join in, as the little ones enjoy the unique movie experience.

“Our first movie will be the Disney-animation Wall-E, rated PG,” Mr Collier said.

“We are going to try and play a movie once a month.

“In summer we will be looking at having them in the outdoor pool.”

The event is similar to those held at the Gold Coast water park Wet 'n' Wild.

“It's Wet 'n' Wild Murwillumbah style,” Mr Collier said.

“Our movie screen is about 4m long and 3m high so it's pretty big. It's level with our high diving board.”

Mr Collier said the night, which starts at 5.30pm, will have all the comforts of the cinema plus more.

“The snack bar will be open and we've even got popcorn,” he said.

“The pool will be heated to 34 degrees Celsius, which is about the temperature of a warm bath.”

Visitors will also be treated to a free drink and ice-block on entry.

“Places are limited so it's best to book,” Mr Collier said.

Although the event is fully supervised, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mr Collier said the movie nights are just one event the centre is introducing for the winter months.

“Murwillumbah has never had an indoor pool before.

“People are still adjusting to being able to swim in winter.”

The centre offers deep water running classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays, aqua aerobics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and spin class (cycling) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information phone (02) 6670 2750 or go to trac.tweed.nsw.gov.au



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