Summer is around the corner and Moonlight Cinema is back, with tickets on sale now for the ultimate summer experience under the stars.
The phenomenal December/January program is jam-packed with acclaimed summer blockbusters, cosy Christmas flicks, fan favourites, fierce female leads and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films.
Returning to picturesque parklands in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, film-fanatics across the country can recline on a plush bean bed under the stars or unfurl a picnic blanket and unwind amidst the lively festival atmosphere.
The huge program includes screenings of top picks for Awards season; Joker, Ford v Ferrari, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Bombshell, Christmas flicks; Last Christmas, Love Actually, Elf, Fan favourites; Dirty Dancing, A Star Is Born, The Matrix, Bring It On, Family-friendly films; Frozen 2, Jumanji: The Next Level, The Addams Family and fierce female led comedies; Charlie's Angels and Hustlers.
Check out some of the highlights of the December/January program:
MUST-SEE FILMS OF THE SUMMER From action-packed blockbusters, to phenomenal period dramas, captivating biopics and critically acclaimed award contenders – Moonlight returns with a plethora of must-see summer films. Witness Joaquin Phoenix's universally acclaimed portrayal of the iconic Batman villain in chilling blockbuster Joker; and solve a dramatic murder mystery along with an all-star cast in the new who-dunnit, Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Aussie favourites Toni Collette and Katherine Langford.
Films based on fascinating true stories include: Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, chronicles the legendary story of an American car designer's mission to build a revolutionary race car for Ford; and Bombshell, starring Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron, which explores the explosive true story of the women who brought down Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic environment he presided over at the network.
Savour the silly season with Moonlight's sensational selection of Christmas flicks: from quirky romcom Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke as a disillusioned department store worker who unwittingly falls head over heels for the unlikeliest of suitors; to quintessential Christmas classic Home Alone; and Bruce Willis' festive 80s action blockbuster Die Hard.
Moonlight's fan favourite program will also screen two of the biggest Christmas blockbusters ever, Love Actually and Elf.
For those looking for a night of certified cinematic splendour, look no further than Moonlight's array of fan favourite features including: iconic date night flick Dirty Dancing, megahit musical The Greatest Showman and 20th year anniversary screenings of mind-bending classic The Matrix and cult teen comedy Bring It On.
Celebrate under the stars with the whole family at one of Moonlight's hotly anticipated kid friendly films including: Frozen 2 which sees the beloved original cast reunite on an intrepid journey to find the origin of Elsa's powers and save their kingdom; Jumanji: The Next Level, chronicling the gang's return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own and escape the world's most dangerous game; and relive the magic of The Lion King while the sun sets around you.
FIERCE FEMALE LEADS
From action-packed Hollywood blockbusters to a star-studded ensemble comedy, Moonlight is celebrating fierce female leads this summer: critically acclaimed dramedy Hustlers stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B as a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients; and action-packed spy comedy Charlie's Angels sees a new generation of crime fighting angels (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska) join forces to destroy a dangerous new technology that threatens humanity.
Whether you're after a night of flawless family entertainment, a carefree catch up with your closest mates or a sizzling first date, Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience. Recline on a plush bean bed under the stars or unfurl a picnic blanket and unwind amidst the lively festival atmosphere.
As a BYO* event, Moonlight gives you the freedom to create your perfect outdoor cinema experience. Prepare a picnic of charcuterie or feast on your favourite sweets - you can do it all at Moonlight! Unable to assemble the sumptuous banquet of your dreams? Don't fret, Moonlight has you covered with an array of onsite food trucks which have a licensed bar and a tantalising selection of hot food.
Take your night to opulent new heights with Moonlight's Gold Grass! The exclusive package includes a revamped selection of luxurious bean beds in a premium viewing location where waiters will take your order.
WHERE & WHEN:
Adelaide: Botanic Park, Dec 13 –16 Feb
Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, Dec 14 – 29 Mar
Melbourne: Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens, Nov 28 – 29 Mar
Perth: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Nov 30 – 29 Mar
Sydney: Centennial Park, Nov 28 – 29 Mar
*BYO alcohol is not permitted at Brisbane's Moonlight Cinema.