Community Outdoor Cinema Event | Satellite Boy

Past Event

As part of this year's National Reconciliation Week, the Town is proud to host a free community film screening of Satellite Boy on Sunday 28 May at Town Square South Hedland (Wise Terrace).

Event Information: 

  • FREE event, no bookings required
  • Alcohol FREE event
  • Children under 12 must be supervised by adults at all times
  • BYO picnic rugs and chairs, some supplied


  • 5:00pm - BBQ
  • 6:00pm - Movie starts
  • 7:30pm - Movie finishes 

Satellite Boy (2012) | PG | Drama, Family & Adventure

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition by developers, Pete and a friend set off on an epic journey in the hopes of saving his home. Satellite Boy is a heart-warming tale of one boy's determination to protect the place he calls home. During the story, Pete realises that his cultural roots mean far more to him than he ever imagined.

In 2013, Satellite Boy earned Best Film and Best Sound nominations for the AACTA Awards, given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. At the Berlin International Film Festival, the film won the Crystal Bear Special Mention Award for Best Film

Rated 3.5 Stars ★★★ ½ by Rotten Tomatoes

6.6/10 by IMBD

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held from 27 May - 3 June, and is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, Be a Voice for Generations, urges all Australians to use their power, their words and their actions to create a better, more just Australia for all of us. For more information about National Reconciliation Week, please visit:

Event Date(s)

  • Sunday 28th May 2023

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