Cinema Pop Up is returning to Kilmore for four evening sessions in March.

AN outdoor cinema is popping up at Kilmore Racing Club for four nights, starting next Thursday.

From Thursday, March 18 to Sunday, March 21, Cinema Pop Up will bring its 10-metre screen, a candy bar with popcorn and snacks, as well as a bar for adults.

It will welcome residents to catch up in a COVID-Safe way outdoors.

The sessions are: newly-released animation The Croods: New Age on March 18; Disney classic The Emperor’s New Groove on March 19; Ryan Reynolds as a speed-obsessed snail in animation Turbo on March 20; and John Hughes’s coming-of-age ‘80s icon The Breakfast Club on March 21.

Bookings are essential, and BYO picnic rugs and blankets.

The films cater to all ages, with tickets free for kids under 17, and $5 for adults.

Ticket-holders will also go into the draw to win a weekend away with a $500 Discover Victoria voucher, the use of either a Hilux or Prado from Kilmore/Seymour Toyota, and an additional gift pack.

Cinema Pop Up director Kate Hardwick said she was excited to bring the event back to Kilmore after the pandemic devastated the arts and entertainment industry.

“We’re excited to bring an event of this calibre to regional Victoria,” she said.

“During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to be with family and friends.

“Having these magnificent partners on board together with support from the Kilmore Racing Club means we can offer an experience people can share in together in a safe environment.”

Kilmore Racing Club chief executive Ben Murphy said he was pleased to host the event after its success in previous years.

“We are excited to welcome Cinema Pop Up back to Kilmore after the incredibly difficult year we have all had due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“The movie screenings have been popular for the community in prior years and we are thrilled to be involved again this year. We encourage all in the community to attend one of these wonderful evenings.”

Gates open at 7pm, and guests are encouraged to come for a picnic before the film starts at nightfall – roughly 8pm.

In line with COVID-Safe guidelines, this will be cashless event with pre-booked online ticketing only, capped numbers per square metres, social distancing and sanitizer stations.

Book tickets at cinemapopup.com.au.