SA’s Moonlight Cinema unveils epic January program with nostalgic classics

Moonlight Cinema in Adelaide’s Botanic Park has launched its January program with both new movies and nostalgic classics.

As the warm South Australian summer sets in, Moonlight Cinema is ready to kick off the new year with a cinematic bang. The much-loved outdoor cinema, nestled in picturesque parklands, is unveiling its highly anticipated January program, promising a season filled with star-studded blockbusters, preview screenings, and a dash of retro nostalgia.

Moonlight Cinema has been a favourite summer pastime for movie enthusiasts across Australia. This year, it’s taking things up a notch by offering not only the latest in film releases but also a summer-long tribute to retro classics.

Starting January 2024, Moonlight Cinema invites South Australians to be among the first to catch some of the year’s most eagerly awaited movies in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The lineup includes “Mean Girls,” a sequel that fans have been waiting for, along with “Ferrari,” featuring the talented Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz. Music fans will be thrilled to see “Argylle,” starring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill, on the big outdoor screen.

But that’s not all. The January program also boasts a selection of summer’s hottest films, such as “Wonka,” with Hugh Grant and Timothée Chalamet, and “Saltburn” by director Emerald Fennell. For fans of “The Hunger Games” series, “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” is a must-see.

Throughout the summer, guests can bask in nostalgia by watching beloved retro titles under the South Australian night sky. Films like “She’s The Man” and “The Princess Diaries” will transport audiences back in time.

Moonlight Cinema is set to create memorable summer evenings for families, friends, and film buffs alike. With locations in five of Australia’s most picturesque outdoor venues, including Adelaide, there’s no better way to spend a balmy night than by watching a movie under the stars.

Tickets for Moonlight Cinema’s spectacular summer program are available now at moonlight.com.au.


Preview Screenings: Catch these movies at Moonlight Cinema throughout January before they hit
traditional cinemas.

  • Ferrari – 3rd January (National) starring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, telling the story of Enzo
    Ferrari across the summer of 1957.
  • Mean Girls – 10th January (National) Tina Fey brings a brand new musical twist to Mean
    Girls, starring Renee Rapp and Angourie Rice.
  • Priscilla – 14th January (National) 2023 biographical drama film directed by Sofia Coppola,
    based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley.
  • The Iron Claw – 17th January (National) Biographical sports drama based on the life of the Von
    Erick family starring Zac Efron and Lily James.
  • Argylle – 31st January (National) A spy action-comedy starring Dua Lipa, Henry Cavill and Bryce
  • Dallas Howard.

Hollywood Hits: The movies that everyone is talking about under the stars on the big screen this

  • Barbie – 7th January (National) Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. This global
    phenomenon follows the pair on a journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis.
  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – 12th January (National) A prequel to
    The Hunger Games starring Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth.
  • Wonka – 13th January (National) Timothée Chalamet stars as a young Willy Wonka building
    his chocolate empire.

Retro Titles 2023 – 2024: It wouldn’t be Moonlight Cinema without nostalgic, feel-good flicks this

  • The Mighty Ducks – 28th December (National) The 90s classic about a youth league hockey
    team starring Emilio Estevez.
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 2nd January (National) Matthew Broderick stars as Ferris Bueller, a
    high school student that wants a day off from school and he’s developed an incredibly
    sophisticated plan to pull it off.
  • She’s The Man – 4th January (National) Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum star in this 2006
    rom-com film based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
  • The Parent Trap – 6th January (National) Lindsay Lohan stars as Hallie and Annie, two twins
    who meet at camp and discover their unlikely connection.
  • Clueless – 9th January (National) Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd star in this fan favourite
  • Hocus Pocus – 23rd January (National) This spooky, fun and classic Halloween movie stars
    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler as a comedic trio of witches.
  • The Devil Wears Prada – 30th January (National) Anne Hathaway stars as an assistant to one
    of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the cynical Miranda Priestly played by Meryl Streep.
  • A Cinderella Story – 8th February (National) Hillary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge and Chad Michael
    Murray star in this modern day take on the classic tale of Cinderella.
  • The Princess Diaries – 10th February (National) A shy American teenager learns she is heiress
    to the throne of a European Kingdom of Genovia, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie

For more information about the Moonlight Cinema in Adelaide, head here.

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