Moonlight Cinema is back this summer 2023

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Australia’s beloved Moonlight Cinema, a cherished part of EVT, is making a grand return for its 28th summer season, promising more starlit screenings and unforgettable experiences. The December programme for 2023 is packed with Box Office blockbusters, festive favourites, and uplifting family films that are sure to delight viewers of all ages. Moonlight Cinema, sponsored by Energizer, will be hosted in five spectacular venues across Australia, transforming the nation’s stunning parklands and outdoor spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide into captivating movie theatres under the sky. The season runs from the end of November 2023 until April 2024.

This summer, audiences can look forward to a dazzling array of Hollywood’s finest, featuring unmissable releases such as ‘The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’, ‘Trolls Band Together’, and the charming romantic comedy ‘Anyone But You’, starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell. The first weekend of December will see the cinema bathed in a brilliant ‘Pink Party’ to celebrate the groundbreaking release of ‘Barbie’, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. We encourage all attendees to embrace the spirit of this event by donning their best pink ensembles as they enjoy the sizzling film soundtrack against the backdrop of a balmy summer sky.

As we draw closer to the festive season, our ‘Christmas Favourites’ segment, presented by Telstra, will offer a range of cherished holiday classics including ‘Love Actually’, ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, ‘Die Hard’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, and ‘Elf’. The December programme will also showcase exclusive preview screenings of ‘May December’, featuring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, and the highly anticipated ‘Next Goal Wins’ directed by Academy Award winner Taika Waititi and starring Michael Fassbender.

For those craving a dash of nostalgia, we’ll also be screening timeless 90s favourites like ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Mighty Ducks’. John Boero, General Manager of Entertainment Operations at EVT, expressed his excitement for the upcoming season, stating, “Moonlight Cinema has become a summer institution. Each year, our goal is to offer movie goers a truly unique and memorable cinema experience amidst some of this country’s most beautiful parklands and gardens. With a captivating programme of movies tailored for all audiences, a refreshed food and beverage offering, and stunning sunsets on the horizon, the upcoming 2023 / 2024 season promises to be our most exciting yet.”

What’s On At Moonlight

Under balmy summer night skies, each Moonlight Cinema location will come to life with its signature on-site activations, kitchens, bars and the comfiest bean beds for humans, and even one for their four-legged friends!

  • Platinum Experience (Sydney and Melbourne locations only): The ultimate Moonlight Cinema experience, enjoy the evening sunset with an exclusive hamper featuring a range of classic picnic delicacies from Victoria’s High Country. Plus, enjoy waiter service to your deluxe double bean bed.
  • AAMI Gold Grass: For prime views and waiter service, you can’t go past AAMI Gold Grass, with a range of food and beverage options delivered straight to your bean bed.
  • Connoisseur Lounge: For the ice-cream lovers, tickets to the Connoisseur Lounge come with a bean bed in a reserved area and an indulgent Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream stick. Pick from a choice of decadent flavours including the new Golden Blondie flavour.
  • K9 Natural: As a beloved dog-friendly night out, this season you can hire a plush bean bed for the furriest member of your family, thanks to Moonlight’s dog partner, K9 Natural.
  • Garnier Garden Cart: Moonlight Cinema guests will also be able to take home samples of some of Garnier’s most popular products at the Garnier Garden Cart. The leading natural beauty brand is this year’s official Beauty partner and will be onsite throughout the season at movie screenings across the country.