The Moonlight Cinema Announces Star Studded Summer Program

Get the popcorn and bean beds ready, the Moonlight Cinema is just around the corner and the program is epic…

Summer is truly on its way, with tickets going on-sale today for Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema.

Moonlight has revealed a massive 2015/16 season, with the January and December film program announcing advanced screenings of over 15 of the hottest new releases to be seen under the stars, before they even hit cinemas.

Across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide from 03 Dec, Perth from 05 Dec, and Brisbane from 16 Dec; the Moonlight team are fluffing the bean beds and getting ready to hoist up giant screens. Summer nights don’t get much better than this!

Ian Sutherland, the Director of Marketing for Amalgamated Holdings Limited said, “With hotly anticipated previews and some of the biggest summer blockbusters, the Moonlight experience this year is going to be spectacular. We’ve lined up all the trimmings to make each Moonlight experience extra special.”

“Teaming up with some of the country’s most picturesque gardens, we’ve lined up the comfiest bean beds, Gold Grass for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience, a delicious menu, a well-stocked bar, as well as dog friendly screenings, and many exceptional nights of film,” he said.

Star-studded VIP red carpet advance screenings of Suffragette, in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide; starring a trifecta of acting royalty: Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter; will officially open the season.

‘J-Law’ fans will not be disappointed, with two massive screenings of the final installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and an advanced screening of her latest Oscar contending film, Joy. Reuniting with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and the director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, get ready for another wild story of
Lawrence on a one woman mission, jam packed with her signature dry humour and tenacious on screen performance.

Be first in line to see western thriller The Revenant, which might finally see Leonardo DiCaprio win his first Oscar; as well as Sisters, the latest flick from hilarious comedy queens Amy Poehler and Tina Fey; and Dirty Grandpa, a twisted spring break trip with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro.

For the mini movie buffs, advance screenings include: the latest epic animation adventure The Good Dinosaur from Disney Pixar, as well as everyone’s favourite childhood book franchise turned silver screen smash hit,Goosebumps, starring the monstrously funny Jack Black.

On Australia Day, travel back to Australia in the 50s with Kate Winslet as femme fatale Tilly Dunnage in bittersweet drama, The Dressmaker (Tuesday 26 January). Also starring Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving, get set for a journey of love, revenge and haute couture.

Moonlight also has plenty of box office smashes in store: Daniel Craig in the latest Bond blockbuster, Spectre, sure to shake (not stir) up crowds; as well as Star Wars saga Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Don’t miss, Love the Coopers, as John Goodman, Diane Keaton and Olivia Wilde, play four generations of the Cooper Clan coming together for a hilarious Christmas celebration, sure to outdo even the craziest family reunion.

Cult classic cravers will love the line-up of favourites includes Dirty Dancing, Top Gun and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Tell me more, tell me more I hear you say? There’s also a Grease Sing-a-long.

Doggie Nights return with four puppy friendly flicks in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane Moonlight Cinemas. Previews of Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, comedy gold flick Sisters, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and for canines with a Daniel Craig crush, Spectre welcomes furry friends into the adventure.

As always Moonlight cinema is a BYO friendly event, but no sweat if you forget your picnic spread and sparkling; Moonlight’s famous LA style food truck and fully licensed bar, will be serving up tastytreats for all appetites.

Audiences can tuck into a scrumptious menu of movie munchies including pulled pork sliders, New Yorker chilli cheese dogs, buffalo fried chicken, parmesan truffle fries and fresh Nutella donuts.

Group Director of Culinary, Adam Petta has an exciting menu in store.

“A great film has to be accompanied by great food. As a film buff, this is always one of my favourite projects of the year, combining my love of food with cinema in the great outdoors. We’ve worked hard to put together a tasty menu exclusively for Moonlight Cinema that pairs perfectly with the film-watching experience,” Petta said.

There’s something for absolutely every kind of movie maniac and film fanatic at this season’s Moonlight Cinema. Gates are open an hour and a half before the film starts so grab all your mates, snap up your grassy patch and lay back for a summer of fun, food and films under the stars!

What: Moonlight Cinema
Where & When: Botanic Park, Dec 3 – Feb 14

Start locking in some movie dates with your mates by checking out the program online.

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