Making a splash at Maitland’s Dive in Cinema on Australia Day

Maitland Aquatic Centre is set to make waves this Australia Day, when Maitland City Council unveils a special one-off edition of Dive in Cinema.

The popular event that features on council’s Make it Maitland This Summer events program will see visitors kicking back, relaxing in or beside the pool, enjoying a double feature of two Aussie blockbusters on the big screen.

Pool guests at the Friday 26 January extravaganza can enjoy the screening of the 2014 classic Paper Planes (Rated G) and Red Dog (Rated PG) from 5pm.

Both hugely-successful films are based on true stories and are quintessentially Aussie.

“Whether you bring your floaties and swimmers, or prefer a cosy spot poolside, what better way to enjoy an enchanting summer evening under the stars?” says council’s team leader events Tori Evans.

“Before the movies start, enjoy a line-up of family friendly activities, including entertainment, tasty food options, free popcorn, lawn games and complimentary swim time.”

Dive in Cinema, Maitland 26 January 2024.

Tickets are available at and cost $5 per person for those who choose not to swim, and $10 per person for an in-pool ticket.

“The Dive in Cinemas transforms the pool area into the perfect setting to finish off your Australia Day celebrations.” Ms Evans adds.

Maitland City Council’s full suite of Australia Day activities will include a free BBQ and entertainment at Maitland Park from 7.30am, as well as free entry to both Maitland and East Maitland Aquatic Centres between
10am and 4pm.

Get all the latest Newcastle news, sport, real estate, entertainment, lifestyle and more delivered straight to your inbox with the Newcastle Weekly Daily Newsletter. Sign up here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *