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Movie buffs and lovers of pop culture will have their work cut out for them getting to all the many cool events planned for this year’s QPOW on Broadbeach in April.

 

QPOW on Broadbeach incorporates two events: the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Gold Coast Film Festival, over three jam-packed days from April 8-10. Broadbeach will definitely be celebrating throughout the weekend with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles free live shows, free movies in Victoria Park and the hugely popular Supanova Superheroes Parade for the whole family to enjoy.

 

_REM0273Victoria Park will be transformed into an outdoor movie cinema for the Gold Coast Film Festival on both the Friday and Saturday. On Friday (April 8) enjoy a spellbinding evening inspired by Hogwarts itself with a real life Quidditch Exhibition Match with teams competing for the golden snitch from 5pm and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone screening at 6.30pm. On Saturday (April 9), two classic feature films will take over the park including ET the Extra Terrestrial at 6pm and Ghostbusters from 8pm.

 

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also be putting their skills to the test performing two live shows on the Saturday and Sunday at the Broadbeach Mall Stage along with Meet and Greets opportunities with the whole gang in the Oasis Shopping Centre.

 

On the Saturday, at 7pm, Critical Hit will take over Broadbeach Mall Stage for an incredible free performance. This symphonic rock band will be performing electrifying music from the most celebrated video games of all time. The musicians that make up Critical Hit record for top-grossing video games, movies and TV shows and have performed live at The Emmy’s, Cirque Du Soleil and American Idol. Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Super Mario Bros, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, Call of Duty, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Tetris, and more!

 

_REM0233The Supanova Superhero Parade will bring the streets to life on Sunday April 10 from 9am. This is the perfect morning for families to head into Broadbeach to see ‘Supa-Star’ celebrities and characters from all genres including comic books, cartoons, science fiction, fantasy and more. This year there is plenty more to see including the one and only Optimus Prime from Transformers, Blinky Bill and Nutsy, NBN TV’s Big Dog, Blade from Gold Coast Titans, Sunny Ray from Gold Coast Suns, Lion Dancers, Cheerleaders and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

There will be a host of great vantage points to view the spectacular parade commencing at 9am from Kurrawa Park, heading down Queensland Avenue, along Surf Parade and concluding in Victoria Park with a Local Heroes meet and greet.

 

So, with so much on offer, check out the events below and make sure you pencil them into your diary now!

 

FRIDAY APRIL 8

What // Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Free Film Screening

When // 6.30pm

Where // Victoria Park, Broadbeach

Highlights // Quidditch Exhibition Match from 5pm

 

SATURDAY APRIL 9

What // Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LIVE SHOW – Free

When // 10.30am to 10.55am and 1pm to 1.25pm

Where // Broadbeach Mall Stage

Highlights // Meet & Greets with all of the Ninja Turtles in the Oasis Shopping Centre

 

What // Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MEET AND GREET – Free

When // 11.30am to 12noon

Where // Oasis Shopping Centre

Highlights // Meet & Greets with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

What // ET the Extra Terrestrial – Free film screening

When // 6pm

Where // Victoria Park, Broadbeach

 

What // Critical Hit – Free performance

When // 7pm

Where // Broadbeach Mall Stage

Highlights // A live performance of the world’s greatest video game compositions

 

What // Ghostbusters – Free Film screening

When // 8pm

Where // Victoria Park, Broadbeach

 

SUNDAY APRIL 10

What // Supanova Superhero Parade

When // 9am

Where // Queensland Avenue & Surf Parade

Highlights: Supanova Stars, Cosplay Characters, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blade from Gold Coast Titans, Sunny Ray from Gold Coast Suns, Mantis Kung Fu Academy Lion Dancers, Optimus Prime, Blinky Bill and Nutsy, NBN TV’s Big Dog Healthy Harold, Star Wars Rebel Legion and 501st Legion, Sid the Seagull, 102.9 Hot Tomato, and cast from Draculas and loads more.

 

What // Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LIVE SHOW – Free

When // 10.30am to 10.55am and 1pm to 1.25pm

Where // Broadbeach Mall Stage

Highlights // Meet & Greets with all of the Ninja Turtles in the Oasis Shopping Centre

 

What // Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MEET AND GREET – Free

When // 11.30am to 12noon

Where // Oasis Shopping Centre

Highlights // Meet & Greets with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

Visit www.broadbeachgc.com

 

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