Warrnambool’s Aquazone became a dive-in movie theatre on Wednesday with a special school holiday screening of Finding Nemo.
The two favourite holiday pastimes were combined in a first for the centre with parents and children floating in the outdoor pool while watching the children’s classic.
It was shown on an LED screen at the base of the hill, with those not in the water watching from seats on the grassed area opposite and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.
Service manager Ray Smith said it was the first time they had been able to show a movie during the day thanks to the technology which worked in the daylight.
He said feedback and interest around the event had been positive and Shark Tale would be shown on Wednesday, January 16 at 2pm. He said management opted for water-themed movies to tie in with the pool setting.
Based on the response from this year’s trial, it could become an annual event, depending on the hired screen’s availability in future years, Mr Smith said.
Mum and Aquazone member Naomi Goddard brought along her son Jake, 11, his cousin Freddie Goddard from Melbourne and a friend Brooke to enjoy the special screening.
She said it provided the youngsters with something a bit different to do during the school holidays.
“This is amazing,” Ms Goddard said. “I love it.”
Jake Goddard, 11, said it was a fun activity and he hadn’t watched Finding Nemo for a long time.
Destiny Kelly, 15, said she heard about the screening and decided to come along with some of her friends.
The movie screening is included in the cost of pool entry.