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Garfield Treats for Kids at Sky Tower for Sept

20 September 2006
Garfield Treats for Kids at Sky Tower for September School Holidays

Sky Tower, in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox film distributors, is putting on a September school holiday fun programme that celebrates Garfield’s new movie Garfield 2, which opens at SKYCITY Cinemas this month.

All children who visit the Sky Tower during the promotional period will be given the royal treatment just as Garfield does in his new movie; Garfield, the world’s favourite wise-cracking cat, stows away in his master Jon’s suitcase on a trip to London to propose to Liz, his veterinarian girlfriend. In a classic comedy of mistaken identity, Garfield switches places with a royal cat, Prince, and inherits an English castle complete with all its inhabitants, including the dastardly Lord Dargis, who hatches a devious plot to steal the grand estate. In the grand estate Garfield calls home, he makes sure he receives all the royal treatment he can get his hands on!

During Sky Tower’s September school holiday promotion, every Sky Tower child standard admission ticket sold will receive a Garfield 2 goody bag to take home with them including a SKYCITY Cinemas child movie ticket*(conditions apply).

A Garfield 2 mini cooper vehicle will be on display outside the main entrance to SKYCITY on Monday 25 September and Monday 2 October from 10am to 4pm. Children will have the opportunity to have their photo taken in or around the vehicle on those dates.

In addition to the goody bag, there will also be daily complimentary face painting on Sky Tower’s main observation deck between 10am and 4pm and live children’s entertainment daily in Sky Lounge (a mixture of live interactive shows and storytelling).

Start: 23rd Sept 2006
Finish: 8th Oct 2006
Duration: 16 days
Hours: 10am – 4pm daily
Face painting: 10am – 4pm daily
Story Telling: 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm and 2.45pm.


A Garfield 2 art competition will also be running at Sky Tower throughout the September school holidays with more Garfield 2 themed prizes up for grabs.

A selection of the art will be displayed on the main observation deck of Sky Tower.

The art competition is currently being promoted as a fun holiday activity for children that live within the greater Auckland area. Children and schools can either download a Garfield 2 colouring in competition from SKYCITY’s website ( or draw or paint a piece of art of Garfield and the Sky Tower to be eligible to enter.

There are 20 major prizes to be won which feature a complimentary adult and child movie pass to a special SKYCITY Cinemas Gold Class screening of Garfield 2, to be held on Saturday 14th October at 11am, at the Gold Class cinemas, SKYCITY Cinemas Queen Street ( In addition, there will be 75 Garfield 2 themed drawstring bags to be won for runner up prizes.

Art competition entries can either be posted or delivered direct to the Sky Tower. For further information, visit website or phone 09 363 6000.

- Normal Sky Tower admission prices apply – Adults $20.00 and children $8.00. Family pass $44 (two adults and two children).
- Once admission is paid, children will receive a goody bag, face painting and story telling during the September school holiday promotional period.
- The complimentary movie ticket included in the goody bag is valid from 9 October to 20 December 2006. (Not valid Saturday night from 5pm or films marked “no complimentaries”. Not valid at IMAX or Gold Class cinemas )


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