Movie Night

One of year’s most anticipated romantic comedies will screen as a fundraiser for Waiheke’s SKP Inc – the community group that have lodged an appeal with the Environment Court because they feel floating carparks, buildings, plaza and an ablution block are not a good fit for Waiheke.

Scheduled for Friday, August 18, 7.30pm, “The Big Sick” has been highly rated by critics for its mixture of hilarious one-liners and cross-cultural depth.


The story of a romance between a Pakistani comedian and an American girl in Chicago, the film has left preview audiences with a laughs and tears. It is based on the real-life romance between its two stars Kamail Nanjani and Emily Gordon.

SKP and the Waiheke Community Cinema will screen the film for a charge of $35. Tickets can be bought on the night at the cinema or on the society’s website www.skp.org.nz.

“It’s a stroke of luck that we can screen this as a fundraiser the very weekend it comes to Waiheke” SKP Chair David Baigent said.

“This will be a key part of our month of community fundraising. Already we have had very encouraging responses both from generous individuals and Waiheke people at the Ostend Market.

“The big donations are real shots in the arm but we have come away from the market with real heartening experiences also. Though we were raffling off a couple of hand-made rugs, people would just press notes in our hands and say: ‘Umm…this is just a donation. I don’t need a raffle ticket.

“That energy deserves some ‘feel good’ entertainment as well. See you all on the 18th. We plan a get-together from 6.45 for drinks and nibbles.”