After tallying the online votes, MGC is excited to announce that the 2021 Human-Powered, Zero Carbon cinema night will feature the academy award-winning animated film Zootopia. Tickets will go on sale via the MGC website from February 17th or will be available at the gate.

Making the most of their picturesque location on the banks of the Birrarung, MGC will be hosting their tenth annual zero-carbon community open-air cinema on Friday 26th of February. Gates open at 5pm and guests are invited to bring along a picnic rug, find a nice spot on the school oval and enjoy the summer vibes while being entertained by student musicians and/or peruse the Sustainability Showcase waiting for the sun to set and the film to begin.

The film is powered 100% by pedal and rowing power, typically ¾ of which is powered by MGC’s powerful Year 8 students who pedal and row in 5-minute shifts throughout the school day to store up the human power in batteries.

Guests are welcome to contribute their own human power on the bicycle or rowing generators or to try their luck on the pedal-powered DUNKATRON, carousel, or smoothie machines! (Bring a change of clothes if you’re brave enough to stand under DUNKATRON).

Carnival games, raffle tickets, guess the watt competition, face-painting, costume competition, and sustainability-themed information stalls will keep guests entertained from 5pm until 8.30pm.

The snack bar will provide movie refreshments featuring pedal-powered smoothies, carbon-neutral coffee, soft-serve ice cream, popcorn, plastic-free lollies and for something more substantial, try a scrumptious serving of paella courtesy of the Paella Pan!

Prizes will be awarded for the most powerful pedaller, best dressed Zootopia character, and the “cleverest original Zootopia meme”.

Share your original memes and photos @MGCpedal_cinema

This is a registered COVIDSafe event and guests are reminded to practice physical distancing, good hygiene, and to stay home if they have any symptoms

This event is designed and run by the MGC Sustainability Collective. A community group open to staff, students, parents, and community focused on achieving the best environmental outcomes for the school. New members always welcome.

*All proceeds go to MGC sustainability projects. MGC is a zero waste to landfill school. Waste other than organics, aluminium cans, PET plastic, and clean paper/cardboard will need to be carried out with guests. Please consider what you bring to this event.

Human Powered Moonlight Cinema
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Fri 26 / Feb 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Melbourne Girls’ College
55 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia


Concession TICKET: $10 (students)

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