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It was published in January 2020, so the information may be out-of-date.
Greater Shepparton City Council’s Word and Mouth open their events calendar this Friday 24 January with their “Dive-In Movie – The Shallows” held in partnership with Activities in the Park and Aquamoves at the indoor pool on Tom Collins Drive.
The event revisits the concept that was a sold out success of last year, only the screening of the legendary scary movie ‘Jaws’ is being replaced with ‘The Shallows’, but viewers will still be floating in the pool whilst they do so, giving it an immersive feeling of being in the water with the shark. Aimed at young people aged 15 and over due to the horror themes, it promises to be another big event held locally for young people.
Word and Mouth Project Manager Jim Gow said “We are always trying to do something new, and try to change it up all the time so we try new things every year.”
“We’ve had this pinned to our ideas board for a year or two, and we managed to launch it last year and we’re keen to get it going again this year, but much bigger. People will also need to bring their own inflatable device; that’s a must,” said Mr Gow.
“Word and Mouth will continue to engage young people by putting on a range of events for them in Greater Shepparton. We too often hear that there is nothing to do in the area for young people and we are constantly looking to change that, which includes getting young people off the couch in a creative and fun manner, with a sprinkling of horror thrown in!”
“The movie we’re watching this time is still shark themed, but much newer, and filmed mainly at water level, so that should add a lot to the immersive feeling of the movie. ”
This event is one night only and bookings are required through Eventbrite prior to the night. Entry is $12 per person and no tickets sold at the door. Doors open at 8pm and entry is via the main Aquamoves entrance.
Tickets are limited for safety purposes and more than half the tickets sold within the first couple of weeks. No BYO food, however food, including popcorn and drinks will be available from the venue. Head to the Facebook event for more details and to purchase tickets.
Every Word and Mouth event is fully supervised, and is drug, alcohol and smoke free.