Film fest supports United Way

NANAIMO – Teens get to stay up late watching movies this weekend.

The annual Starlight Galaxy Film Festival happens Friday (Oct. 3) with proceeds going to United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island.

The event features all-night movies at Galaxy Cinemas that high school-aged youth can enjoy with friends in a safe environment.

For $20, teens get to enjoy the ultimate all-nighter: all of the movies as well as pop, popcorn, pizza and Xbox. Movies will include The Heat, Despicable Me 2, Warm Bodies, Identity Thief, Elysium and Insidious Chapter 2 (all rated up to 14A).

Tickets can be bought online at or at the door. Doors open at midnight and the event finishes at 6:30 a.m. the following day.