HomeEventsTwilight CinemasTWILIGHT CINEMA – FAQs


What movie was chosen?

The movie receiving the most votes was ‘Grease’ so we can all re-live the story of Danny and Sandy on the night

Adverse Weather Conditions

Twilight Cinema is an outdoor event and is subject to adverse weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the screening will be moved to an indoor venue as near to Lake Wendouree as possible. We will be confirming the alternate venue next week. Unfortunately we are unable to issue refunds if the event is relocated.

Where can I park my car?

Parking is available on Wendouree Parade, or in designated parking areas of the Begonia Festival. However, please note that any cars parked on Wendouree Parade MUST be removed by no later than 6am on Monday 10 March to make room for the Festival Parade. Any cars not complying with this may be towed.

Can I bring a dog?

Only assistance dogs are permitted at this event.

What are the seating arrangements?

You can bring low beach chairs (without legs), cushions, blankets and rugs.

Can I bring chairs?

If you need to bring a chair, you will be directed to sit behind all other patrons at the cinema in the designated section.

Can I BYO?

You are most welcome to bring your own food and drinks (not including alcohol) or enjoy something from our onsite caterers. Intoxicated patrons will be asked to leave.

Can I smoke?

This is a smoke-free event. If you wish to smoke you will be directed to leave the cinema area. Pass-outs are available.

Cancellation due to technical failure or temporary venue closure

If the screening is cancelled due to a technical failure or the temporary closure of the venue, please retain your tickets and contact events@unitedwayballarat.org.au for instructions regarding refunds.

What time do the gates open and films start?

Gates open at 7pm and the screening starts at sundown – approximately 8.30pm.

Do you offer a reduced ticket price for carers?

Carers attending a disabled person will be admitted free of charge by identifying themselves at the gate with the person they are caring for.

How do I collect my tickets?

You can purchase tickets at United Way Ballarat (Level 1, 3 Peel Street, Ballarat) or at The Courier office (110 Creswick Road, Ballarat). Alternatively you can purchase tickets online at www.unitedwayballarat.org.au/events and tickets will be mailed to your address. Please note that any tickets purchased online after Wednesday 5 March will not be mailed out and will be available for collection at the box office on the night. Online ticket sales will finish at 5pm on Friday 7 March.

How much do tickets cost?

General Admission Adult: $15 ($12.50 pre-sale), Child (3-15 years): $8.50 ($7.50 pre-sale), Family – two adults and up to three children: $40 ($32.50 pre-sale). Children under three are admitted free. 
Please email events@unitedwayballarat.org.au for group rates.

Where can I buy tickets? What cards do you accept?

Online: www.unitedwayballarat.org.au/events

In person: At the United Way Ballarat office; Level 1, 3 Peel Street South Ballarat (above Rokk 66) OR at The Courier office (110 Creswick Road, Ballarat)

At the Box Office: You can visit the Box Office at the Twilight Cinema, Lake Wendouree Foreshore (opposite Botanic Gardens) on Sunday 9 March. Gates open at 7pm, however tickets are subject to availability.

We can only process cash or Visa/Mastercard transactions at the Box Office (i.e. NO debit cards).


  1. Sally says:

    I purchased tickets online this evening (Saturday 8th March) before reading the FAQs. Will my tickets be available for collection at the gate if I bring my receipt?

  2. James says:

    What movie is showing?

    • pmckee says:

      Hi, thanks for the question… we have added that question to the FAQ’s .. The movie will be ‘Grease’



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