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Family Film Night - Cars

Family Film Night - Cars

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  • Fri 31 Jan ’20, 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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TooT SuiTe boutique in association with Kapiti Coast District Council present the Disney Pixar animated blockbuster.

Lightning McQueen, a racing car, learns a hard lesson in life when he damages a lot of property in Radiator Springs. His task is to repair the damage done before he can get back on the road.

This is a Free Family Film Night - outdoors at the movies with our giant LED screen & concert sound system in the lush surrounds of the Southward Lawn for an evening film screening outdoors under the stars - an experience that the family will enjoy with fond memories for years to come!

Designed specifically for the Kapiti Coast District Council & Southward Car Museum the free Family Film Night is a unique community event in association with Kapiti Coast District Council & TooT SuiTe boutique - a new festival concept bringing music, art & family events with a social conscience.

We're aiming for complete diversion of waste at our events & educators will be on hand to help with your recycling.

Famous food carts will be serving delicious treats - the best of the Wellington region mobile kitchens.

Gates open at 4.30 with some entertainment & trailers on the big screen. Gold coin donation appreciated - to a local charity (collection boxes will be at the gate).

Parking is limited.

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated road-comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, it was Pixar's final independently produced film before its purchase by Disney in January 2006.

Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic talking cars and other vehicles, the film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman (in his final acting role), Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Richard Petty. Race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and car enthusiast Jay Leno (as "Jay Limo") voice themselves.

Cars 2006
Directed by: John Lasseter
Produced by: Darla K. Anderson
Screenplay by: Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin, Jorgen Klubien
Story by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien

Starring: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy

Music by: Randy Newman
Cinematography: Jeremy Lasky, Jean Claude Kalache
Edited by: Ken Schretzmann
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Original Release date May 26, 2006 (Lowe's Motor Speedway)/ June 9, 2006 (United States).

Running time 116 minutes.

Cars premiered on May 26, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina and was theatrically released in the United States on June 9, 2006 to critical and commercial success, grossing $462 million worldwide against a budget of $120 million. It was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature, but lost to Happy Feet (but won both the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film).

The film was released on DVD on November 7, 2006 and on Blu-ray in 2007. The film was accompanied by the short One Man Band for its theatrical and home media releases. Merchandise based on the film (including scale models of several of the cars) broke records for retail sales of merchandise based on a Disney/Pixar film bringing an estimated $10 billion for 5 years after the film's release.

The film was dedicated to Joe Ranft, the film's co-director and co-writer, who died in a car crash during the film's production.

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