I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
Of all the definitive romance films, there is none as poignant and well-loved as the1987 classic Dirty Dancing. As popular now as it was when it was released, this famous film starring Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze stole young women's hearts and made them wish that they, too, could be literally swept off their feet by a handsome and slightly devilish dancing instructor.
Even now, more than twenty-five years on, the film still has a strong following with both young and old females, which is probably why St Laurence Community Services, a Geelong-based not-for-profit organisation, has chosen to air this film on Valentine's Day as part of their Open Air Cinema fundraising.
The perfect film to watch with your girlfriends (or partner if you can manage to drag them along), Dirty Dancing will be showing at The Geelong College on February 14. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased from the St Laurence website www.stlaurence.org.au). While there is a chance that there could still be tickets available on the night, it's probably best to pre-purchase them to avoid missing out entirely. The gates will open at 7pm, and the film will begin at dusk (which will more than likely be around 8.30pm considering the time of year).
Watch Dirty Dancing at The Geelong College this Valentine's Day
Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase on the night, or, if you prefer, you can bring your own refreshments and nibbles. It would also be a good idea to bring something comfortable to sit or lie on for the duration of the film, otherwise the night will be memorable for all the wrong reasons! Picnic rugs are encouraged, as are beanbags, cushions, blankets, and low beach chairs (as long as they have no legs).
All the proceeds from the night will go towards St Laurence and their initiatives- the funds raised at this particular event will help people with disabilities to participate in sporting and community events. So gather together a group of friends and have a girls' night out for a good cause. Or make your male partner show you how much they love you by accompanying you to an extremely girly film. Either way, there are plenty of benefits in attending the St Laurence Open Air Cinema this coming Valentine's Day.