A new perspective at this year’s Hanging Rock film night

Published on 11 February 2021

The annual Hanging Rock Reserve screening of Peter Weir’s iconic film Picnic at Hanging Rock will be this year be held in the East Paddock, offering a different view of the rock as the sun goes down.

Additionally, this new location within the reserve ensures the event can be converted into a drive-in cinema experience if the weather isn’t ideal.

Held on Saturday 13 February, guests are encouraged to embrace the theme by packing a picnic and dressing up as their favourite Picnic at Hanging Rock character.

Local wineries Hesket Estate and Parkside Winery Estate are getting into the picnic spirit and will offering tastings and sales prior to the movie screening.

Picnic at Hanging Rock was filmed in 1975 and is based on the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay. It is the story of three school girls and a teacher who go missing there on Valentine’s Day in 1900.

Tickets are $25 adult, $10 children and $60 for a family and must be pre-purchased online by 2pm on Friday 12 February.

Gates will open at 7pm, with the film beginning around 8:15pm.

Patrons are advised to bring along a jacket or jumper, and something to sit on such as a deck chair or blanket as seats will not be provided. Picnic dinners are also welcome.

For more information, contact Council’s Hanging Rock Team on 5422 0387 or our visitor information staff on 1800 244 711, or vic@mrsc.vic.gov.au.