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Government House to host final Moonlight Movies

Government House is making good on a promise to make its grounds more accessible by hosting the last films in the Moonlight Movie Series on Friday night.

Hotel Transylvania (PG) will be shown at 8.30pm, followed by Star Trek Into Darkness (PG 13) at 10.30pm.

The free series, aimed at bringing the community together for fun and entertainment, has allowed the public to watch regular films all summer at locations such as the Botanical Gardens and Horseshoe Bay.

Governor George Fergusson, who pledged to make Government House more accessible to the public shortly after his arrival last year, said today: “I am very glad that Government House gardens are able to join the Moonlight Movie Series. The grounds of the house will be a great setting to see some good films. It will be a chance for people to enjoy the gardens too. I hope everyone has a very good evening.”

Friday's movies will be the first major public event at Government House since 2009.

Organiser Startime Entertainment, which has partnered with the Parks Department to put on the films, is expecting about 1,500 people to attend.

Craig Burt, from Parks, said the location would be a big draw for the public but having it at Government House was not without its complications.

“It is always a popular event. I imagine more people will come out to this because it is at Government House. It is just a different location.

“Because it is a new location we have to look at set up. It is slightly different than previous settings such as Horseshoe Bay or the Botanical Gardens. The area is a lot wider. We had security concerns and there were also plants and other resources we had to protect.”

Members of the Police Department and the Bermuda Regiment will be helping out during the evening.

Entrance to Government House will be through the Langton Hill side. Once on the grounds, Parks Department officials will give parking directions.

Government House aide-de-camp Captain Clifford Powell said: “The no go areas would be anything south of the main road that leads down. Once you park your car, head towards the North Shore. There will be plenty of staff around to show you where to go.”

Entrance begins at 7pm and there will be competitions, food and music until the first movie begins.

For more information visit at www.moonlightmovieseries.com.

This weekend the Moonlight Movie Series presents The Department of Parks Movies in the Park on Friday, September 20th at Government House pictured are Governor George Ferguson Craig Burt from Parks, and Eugene Dean from Star Time (photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published September 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 19, 2013 at 12:41 am)

Government House to host final Moonlight Movies

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