Openair Cinemas Launching This Month On Adelaide Riverbank

With DJs, food trucks, bars, BBQ Buoys for floating entertainment, and more, right next to the city, the Openair Cinemas are offering more than ever, and it launches later this month!


Movies under the stars have never been more appealing, thanks to this year’s new offering on the Torrens Riverbank Lawn. With DJs, food trucks, bars, BBQ Buoys for floating entertainment, and more, right next to the city, it’s a full package offering and it launches later this month!

The American Express Openair Cinemas are returning to Adelaide this spring, bringing more than movies to its brand new central venue at Riverbank Lawn.  The exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks over 24 events are sure to be a must-visit event, with American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.


Purveyors of amazing street food, Chimichurri Grillwill be onsite providing delicious treats and flavours direct from Argentina to the streets of Adelaide! South Australian scotch fillet steak, locally made chorizo, succulent chicken breast and provolone cheese combined with its renowned homemade Chimichurri sauce.

No event is complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth. Haagen Dazs will be providing ice cream scoops for film loving troops.


Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of too thanks to national partners 4Pines craft beer, PIMMS and Giesen Wines. Black Devil Cider will also be tickling Adelaide movie-goers taste buds.


With 24 events happening at Adelaide CBD’s Riverbank Lawn, the waterfront festival vibes will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

American Express Openair Cinemas has also partnered with BBQ Buoys offering cinema-goers the opportunity to enjoy some food and fun on the water before settling down to enjoy their movie. Special packages are available via are on weekdays only.

Punters have no need to feel lonesome on their night out, as film fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their K9 furry friends to any screening (being mindful of films with expected gunfire and explosions).


This year’s program is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including the critically acclaimed‘A Star is Born’ and‘First Man’, along with fan favourite: Bohemian Rhapsody. Get in the seasonal spirit and kick back with these festive flicks: Love Actually and Elf. You can also discover something different with these program highlights:

●      Open caption screening of First Man on 28thNovember 2018

●      Badhaai Ho– Brand-new Bollywood film on 6thDecember 2018

●      Joel Edgerton’s powerful Boy Erased– on 14th December 2018

American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge. Card Members will get comfortable with their own bean bag, a cushion and complimentary blanket hire as well as some tasty treats.  American Express Card Members also enjoy 15% off selected tickets and access to the American Express Garden to enjoy sunset drinks. 

Everyone can chillax to the max with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket or lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package.  Premium tickets to the Prime Video Lounge, provided by our good friends at Amazon include reserved seating on a comfy bean bag, service straight to you and a glass of wine.

When: Riverbank Lawn, Adelaide – November 23 – December 16, 2018
Tickets: Tickets start at $14 and are on sale now via:

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