A guide to Adelaide’s summer outdoor cinemas

In addition to the latest line up of films from Moonlight Cinema being released, there’s some other outdoor places you can catch a movie around town.

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Gone are the days where everyone flocked to the drive-in, crammed into a hot car to watch Home Alone with the family.

These days most people just chill at home and catch the latest movies on demand, but there’s something better!

I’m talking about outdoor cinemas—where you grab your mates, a picnic basket of your favourite nibbles, a bottle of SA’s best, and settle in for a great night. Where watching a flick is still a social affair and you get to soak up the best of summer.

Sitting under the stars is a pretty amazing way to watch a film. And Adelaide is delivering, so we’ve made a guide just for you to utilise this summer.

Bridgeway Outdoor Cinema

From November 2020
After the success of their school holiday outdoor cinema events, the Bridgeway Hotel will be hosting a range of movie nights this summer. The family movie fun happens in the hotel’s beer garden/outdoor cinema. The great news is, it’s free entry for the 2pm afternoon screening. Enjoy popcorn, ice cream, and drink specials too. Stay up to date here.

Civic Park Outdoor Cinema

From January 2021
Civic Park Movies are planning on returning for their 2021 season, but exact dates and movie screenings have not yet been released. Civic Park Movies is a free outdoor cinema experience at Civic Park, Modbury. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, as each night features free entertainment, including face painting, and more. Food vendors are on site to cater to all of your dinner and movie snack needs! More info here.

Moonlight Cinema, Botanic Park

From December 2020 to April 2021
Australia’s favourite open-air cinema showing advance screenings, new release, and cult films in Botanic Park is back again and celebrating 25 years of open-air cinemas. This year’s program will be released in November. For the latest news, click here.

Movie on the Oval, Coopers Stadium Norwood

12 December 2020
The City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters will be hosting their annual Movie on The Oval event on 12 December at Norwood Oval. A Miracle on 34th Street will be airing on the night. More information will be out soon regarding ticketing and event times. Click here to discover the latest news for the event.

Uleybury Wines Sunset Cinemas

From January 2021
We have had confirmation that the Sunset Cinema at Uleybury Wines will be back with all the classics. Sit back and relax in gorgeous surroundings, with wood oven pizzas, antipasto and dips, a bar and music on the lawns, the Sunset Cinemas are sure to impress. Stay up to date via Uleybury Wines Facebook.

We’re sure there will be more to come, so we’ll keep you updated. If you know of any other outdoor cinema events, be sure to let us know!

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