Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, returns to Melbourne for summer 

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Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, returns to Melbourne for summer 

Moonlight Cinema Opening Night Melbourne

Raise a toast to the beginning of a long summer of fun, food, and film as Australia’s favourite open-air cinema returns for another season of balmy nights, lush picnics and sizzling silver screen blockbusters. 

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for its 27th summer season with an incredible lineup of new release movies, preview screenings and fan favourites. Featuring activations, a range of new food and drinks, and even a dedicated pet menu, this summer’s cinema under the stars has something for everyone.

This summer, Moonlight Cinema returns to five iconic venues across Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with sessions running from the end of November 2022 to March 2023.

Moonlight Cinema 2022/23

  • Sydney: Centennial Park, opening 24th November 2022 – 26th March 2023
  • Melbourne: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, opening 1st December 2022 – 26th March 2023
  • Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, opening 24th November 2022 – 19th February 2023
  • Adelaide: Botanic Park, opening 1st December 2022 – 19th February 2023
  • Perth: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, opening 25th November 2022 – 26th March 2023

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here


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Movie goers and star gazers can expect a lineup of new releases this summer, including the Whitney Houston Biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rom-Com Bros starring Luke McFarlane and Billy Eichner as well as hotly anticipated family titles, including Minions: The Rise of Gru, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile featuring the voice of Shawn Mendes.

Special preview screenings of animated comedy Puss in Boots, Steven Spielberg’s epic The Fablemans and the highly anticipated Blueback based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel, will offer moviegoers the opportunity to experience these films first at Moonlight Cinema.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to revisit this year’s Hollywood blockbusters from the biggest film of the year, Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis starring Austin Butler and directed by Oscar winner Baz Lurhmann, the psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling and Ticket to Paradise, starring in Hollywood favourites George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Retro-film fans will not want to miss Grease, and to get into the festive spirit, a week of Christmas favourites: Love Actually, The Holiday, Home Alone, The Grinch That Stole Christmas and Die Hard will screen from 17 December to 22 December.

Thanks to the official Green Partner, Garnier, over 400 Moonlight Cinema screenings nationwide will be powered by 100% renewable energy from solar panels. The renewable energy will be provided from Atlas Renewables’ Solar Pivotel Satellite project in Dubbo, NSW, which will ensure minimal greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.


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Under the star-studded sky, each Moonlight location will come to life with on-site activations, food and beverage offerings and experience add-ons to make your evening even more comfortable. This includes Mr Stubbs Platinum Experience with a deluxe double bean bed for two with blankets; AAMI Gold Grass for prime views and waiter service; and a Connoisseur Lounge for the ice-cream lovers.

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, and Moonlight Cinema guests will also be able to learn more about Garnier’s ‘Green Beauty’ commitments at the Garnier Garden Cart, which will be onsite throughout the season at film screenings across the country, with take-home samples of Garnier’s most popular products available.

Tickets now on sale for sessions between 24th November to 31st December 2022 at the website with more sessions and titles announced in December.