MADAGASCAR's Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are headed to The Hills.
It's thanks to John Purchase Public and the 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group who are showing Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as part of their annual Cherrybrook Movie under the Stars family event.
"We've had such positive word-of-mouth we're preparing for twice as many locals this year," said Tim Spencer, the school's P&C president.
More than 1000 people attended last year, raising $8000 to be shared between the school and the Scouts.
Principal Jo Marshall said their portion was spent on learning tools for the school's 670 pupils.
This year it would go to minor refurbishments, including pin boards, turf and landscaping, room repainting and two vegetable patches.
"We're aiming to get it so each of two classrooms have a veggie patch," Ms Marshall said.
Peter Thompson, 1st Cherrybrook Scouts' Group Leader, said: "We sent 26 Cherrybrook Scouts to the Jamboree for 10 days of leadership and skills training."
This year they would send some of their 100 Scouts to Cubaree.
The movie night is on Saturday, March 9.
In this instalment of Madagascar, the movie characters are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, this time via Europe where they find the perfect cover — a travelling circus.
Food, drink and novelties will be on sale from 5pm.
The entertainment before the movie includes water blasting with the Cherrybrook Rural Fire Service and handball games with the local Westbrook AFL group.
There will also be a Scouts information stall.
The event is a project of the Hornsby Council's Community Partnership program, which supports collaborations between the council and local community groups and organisations.
GET YOUR TICKETS
Cherrybrook Movie Under The Stars is on Saturday, March 9, at John Purchase Oval, Cherrybrook.
Entertainment from 5pm.
Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted screens at 7.45pm.
Entry by gold-coin donation.
Details: cherrybrookmovie underthestars.com.