Illawarra skateboarders can enjoy seeing their mates on the big screen when Skate Night 2 - at the Movies is held in Thirroul on Friday.
Two films - Steel City 2 and Now! made by Ryan Grant and Danny Jenkins and featuring mostly local skaters will be shown at Thirroul Community Centre on July 31 from 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Northern Illawarra Skateboarders Alliance president Barry Strachan and other well-known skaters will be present. The all-ages event costs just $5.
It is the second movie night organised by NISA as its Thirroul Needs a Skatepark campaign ramps up. Half the proceeds will support Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre.
The alliance has held a number of events to raise awareness and keep the pressure on Wollongong City Council, including a pop-up skate ramp in Thirroul in March, a pop-up skate event at the 2014 Bulli Show and barbecue at last year's Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival.
NISA founder Glen Beadman said they were ready to really move the skate park forward.
"When we meet with the lord mayor 12 months ago, he was very helpful ... his main advice was to get the community on board," Mr Beadman said
"We've had a series of events in the last year and we think we've pretty much done that."
Mr Beadman said they were meeting with councillor Jill Merrin in the next few weeks and they wanted the support of all councillors.
"We've gathered a whole lot of knowledge and experience from friends in Canberra, Sydney and down the coast as to how they went about their construction and the whole process.
"We're willing to take some of that work and run with it with the council and we're hoping this will speed things up."
The aim was to get the skate park in the council's budget next year. Mr Strachan said the movie night was another way to encourage skating and he hoped the council would build the skate park sooner rather than later.
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