Moonlight Cinema



When: Friday 1 December to Sunday 18 February
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide
Tickets/program: Visit the Moonlight Cinema website

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, is back with another summer of sizzling entertainment. The December/January program is on sale now and with 21 advanced screenings, 25 new releases and a bunch of fan favourite flicks, it’s a cracking start to another season of balmy nights, lush picnics and bigtime blockbusters.

The huge program includes advanced screenings of all the hottest summer films; Pitch Perfect 3, The Shape of Water, Downsizing and Molly’s Game, flicks for the family; Ferdinand, Paddington 2 and Coco,  serious award contenders; Breathe, The Darkest Hour and The Post, and brand new Aussie films; Sweet Country, Swinging Safari and The BBQ.

A star-studded red-carpet advanced screening of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will launch the Moonlight season in each city. The film is part black comedy, part searing drama and follows a small-town mum who goes to extremes in the name of justice. Just WATCH THE TRAILER and you’ll see why Francis McDormand is being touted as Best Actress for the awards season.

There’s also a stack of new releases on offer. Head to Moonlight where you can kick back with a drink, catch up with friends and enjoy films such as Thor: Ragnarok, Bad Moms 2, Blade Runner and Murder on The Orient Express under the stars in picturesque park settings.

Check out some of the highlights of the December/January program:

Must-see films of summer

From epic adventures to award chasing biopics, expect to be spoilt for choice when it comes to quality cinema at Moonlight. Know when to fold them with Jessica Chastain’s new flick Molly’s Game, drown yourself in a Cold War love story between a sea monster and a mute cleaner in The Shape of Water, or unleash your inner Bella and belt out a tune alongside an advanced screening of Pitch Perfect 3.

Fan favourites at a bargain

Moonlight isn’t all about preview screenings and new releases though. Fan favourites like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future and Love Actually are all featured on the line up for December and January, and with Moonlight’s discounted ticket price of $13 for all Fan Favourite screenings, it’s not just the diehards who’ll be snapping up tickets.

Aussie flicks

Three incredible Aussie films will get an outdoor premiere at Moonlight Cinema. Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue star as 1970’s suburban swingers in Stephan Elliott’s Swinging Safari; Warwick Thornton’s newest film Sweet Country just took out the top prize at the Toronto Film Festival and will get an advanced screening at Moonlight; and on Australia Day, Moonlight will transform into a classic backyard BBQ for Shane Jacobson’s latest comedy, The BBQ

Family films

Just in time for the school holidays, Moonlight offers up the perfect family night out with the best family films. Venture into the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead with Mexican fantasy Coco, relive the big hearted classic Ferdinand, or enjoy another squirrel season in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.

On Saturday 16 December, bring your favourite Teddy Bear down to Moonlight for the world’s biggest Teddy Bear’s picnic and an advanced screening of Paddington 2. With free games, crafts, activities and prizes on offer, it’s going to be an unmissable event for the entire family.

Family passes to select G and PG rated films at Moonlight are just $50, so it’s one of the most affordable outings a family of four can have!

Being a BYO event, Moonlight Cinema is a low-cost, easy night out for everyone. If you’re too busy to BYO don’t stress, Moonlight can provide you with everything you need – hot food, drinks, snacks and bean bed rental. For a luxury experience, Moonlight’s Gold Grass offers reserved bean beds in a premium viewing location and waiter service - perfect for spoiling yourself or someone special!

On gorgeous green lawns at Adelaide's Botanic Park, Moonlight Cinema brings a relaxed festival atmosphere to film-watching. Round up some mates, the family, or a hot date, pack a picnic rug and a hamper of homemade goodies and relax under the stars for the quintessential summer cinema experience.

Appetite sufficiently whetted? Tickets for this superbly curated cinema experience are on sale now at