Grab Your Picnic Blanket Because Moonlight Cinema Is Back For Its 25th Year


After a winter spent largely indoors watching re-runs on Netflix, it’s time for Australians to start venturing outdoors as the weather warms up — albeit, socially distanced.

Of course, while the beach, beers and lazy days around the pool spell “summer”, there’s nothing like a picnic, friends, family and films at the Moonlight Cinema.

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is returning for its 25th year, in idyllic inner-city spots around the country. Movie-lovers can return to Moonlight with confidence to enjoy green parklands, balmy summer sunsets and unforgettable quality time with loved ones.

Held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide (with exact season dates for each city announced in the coming weeks), this year Moonlight Cinemas is rolling out a range of initiatives at each site in line with local health guidelines and recommendations.

Ensuring that everyone remains safe during our “new normal”, there will be COVID-safety marshalls, social distancing measures, increased hygiene facilities and contactless payment to offer peace of mind for everyone.

Apart from Brisbane, Moonlight is BYO and is seriously one of the easiest nights out to plan.

You can prepare a picnic for the ultimate date, mate or group night (see our guide here) or utilise the onsite food trucks offering up a licensed bar, tasty hot food and movie snacks.

It’s the ultimate festival vibe to film-watching with exclusive onsite activities, freebies and premium lounging options.

If you’re feeling a little boujee, you can dial up your movie night with Moonlight’s Gold Grass present by AAMI. You will get treated with a spacious area for you to lounge on luxurious bean beds, the best view in the house and top-notch wait service.

It’s only the best way to unwind amidst the lively and relaxed atmosphere — and you don’t want to miss it.

Where is Moonlight in your city?

Sydney: Centennial Park, 26 November 2020 – 4 April 2021

Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, 27 November 2020 – 21 February 2021

Perth: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, 3 December 2020 – 4 April 2021

Adelaide: Botanic Park, 11 December 2020 – 14 February 2021

Melbourne: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, 7 January – 25 April 2021

For more information, head to the official website of Moonlight Cinema

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