Popcorn and picnic blankets at the ready as it’s curtains up in just under a week for the long-awaited family film festival… and it’s completely FREE!
We can’t wait for this and we bet you can’t either!
Three days of film, food and fun are nearly here as the curtain rises on Yas Movies in the Park 2019, starting 17th October du Arena on Yas Island.
Grab your popcorn, and your family, and choose from six spectacular movies, including animation, a musical drama and an explosive superhero film.
There’s going to be loads of entertainment and activities too.
So which film will you choose?
Thursday, 17th October
The fantasy mystery film Pokemon: Detective Pikachu kicks it all off at 6.30pm with Ryan Reynolds lending his voice to the beloved yellow character out to probe a murder.
Then head over to Arabia to a whole new world through the live action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, showing at 9pm.
This 2019 version directed by Guy Ritchie is packed with star power led by Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as the brave and charming Princess Jasmine.
Friday, 18th October
The excitement picks up the next day at 6pm with another animated Disney movie, Moana.
Join her on her adventures as she sets sail on a mission to find a demigod and save people from her island.
du Arena lights up at 8.30pm in time for the screening of the hit musical The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman.
Complementing the screening is the West End ensemble from the UK with live song and dance numbers. It’s the perfect opportunity for the audience to sing and dance along – we know we will!
Saturday, 19th October
The final day of the three-day festival sees the modern live-action adaptation of another Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast at 6pm.
The lovely role of Belle goes to Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson while Downtown Abbey’s Dan Stevens takes on the character of the cold-hearted Beast.
Finally, viewers can revisit the colossal battle between super villain Thanos and Marvel’s collection of superheroes dubbed as the Avengers.
Avengers: Endgame – which is the highest-grossing film of all time – will bring the house down at 8.45pm with explosive fight scenes and even tearjerkers along the way.
The fantasy doesn’t end there! Come to the venue clad in your favourite Avenger costume and enter the Marvel fancy dress competition. There’s going to be amazing prizes but you’ll just have to wait and see what they are.
There’s more going on in the park than just movies.
The park will be transformed into a magical wonderland akin to a fantasy film for the entire family to enjoy.
There’ll be all the fun of the fair at the event’s carnival and funfair featuring exciting rides to keep kids (and adults) giddy with excitement.
If that’s not enough, there’s plenty more fun over at the Kids’ Zone.
Let the kids go mad on bouncy castles or get their faces painted, create arts and crafts or go bouncing on the trampolines…the list is endless.
Making a comeback this year is Magic Phil, the beloved children’s magician, along with his bag of silly tricks to keep kids rolling with laughter.
Well, how about seeing colourful cartoon characters singing and dancing. That’s what in store at The Mascot Show… it’s going to be cuteness overload we bet!
You won’t be able to miss the food trucks dotted around the venue. Grab yourself some nosh and head over to the picnic tables while you wait for the movie to start.
There are tonnes of shopportunities too.
Head to the Shopping Boulevard for a retail fix. See (and buy) everything from health and beauty products to arts and crafts items to food ready for takeaway.
Yas Movies in the Park is absolutely free but if you fancy being a VIP for the nght then expect to fork out AED 65 to get the best seat in the house. The VIP experience includes a cushy beanbag seat, two soft drinks and popcorn!
Need to know
What: Yas Movies in the Park
When: 17th-19th October, daily 4pm-midnight
Where: du Arena, Yas Island
Cost: Free. AED 65 for VIP tickets