Interactive cinema comes to the UAE for the first time on Yas Island for not one but two weekends this month

06 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Grab your picnic blankets and head to Yas Island to enjoy a magical afternoon and night under the stars with friends and family for two weekends of free movies and family entertainment at Gateway Park South, Yas Island from 15-17th and 22-24th March 2018. For the first time in the UAE, Yas Movies in the Park will bring the magic of the movies to life through interactive cinema with ‘live’ entertainment from International West End dancers and actors.

On Thursday 15 March, it’s Family Movie Night with classic hits Finding Nemo and The Fast and Furious surrounded by fun family activities for the kids and all your favourite food trucks.

On Saturday 17th, it’s Bollywood Night with classic movie Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and you’ll get the chance to meet celebrity actor, director, film producer Arbaaz Khan who will do a ‘live’ Q&A session on stage.

Thursday 22 March will take you back to the adventures of Simba, Timon and Pumba with The Lion King followed by the first classic dinosaur movie, Jurassic Park. On Saturday 24th March, it’s the Finale of Movies in the Park with family favourite Beauty & The Beast (2017) followed by the superhero film The Dark Knight.

On both Fridays, the park goes ‘Back to the 80s’ with GREASE presented by Paramount on the 16th and 23rd March, as West-End dancers and actors bring ‘live’ action to the park, performing hit songs from the movie including ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Look at me I am Sandra Dee’, ‘Hopelessly devoted to you’, ‘Greased Lightnin’ and ‘You’re the one that I want.’ Taking to the stage will be Danny Bayne, winner of the UK’s ITV Grease is the Word, as Danny Zuko, alongside West End star Naomi Slights as Sandy. You’ll be able to get into the Grease spirit with free activities including High School Dance Classes, Beauty School Drop In styling hair for ladies and the T-Bird Barbers for the guys to get the perfect quiff. The park will transform with Rydell High School photo-booths, a 50’s diner restaurant experience, and so much more.

Each weekend, there will be live bands playing hits from the movies, standup celebrity comedian Salman Qureshi will be on stage, there will be movie-themed entertainment, food trucks, a kids zone with inflatables, arts, crafts, live music from the UAE’s favourite music act Salha Million Dollar Band, and fun for the whole family at the fun fair from 4pm-11pm each day.

To register for your FREE tickets visit and for those looking for the VIP movie experience you can upgrade your ticket to secure priority viewing and get your own bean bag, two complimentary soft drinks and popcorn.

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