Moonlight is bringing a touch of romance to summer with their February program alongside a mix of classic Aussie movies, family films and the latest blockbuster flicks.
Whether you celebrate with your Valentine or ‘Galentines’, you won’t want to miss Moonlight Cinema’s ‘A Week of Romance’ from Wednesday 8-15 February, featuring Rom-Com favourites like Notting Hill, 10 Things I Hate About You and Pretty Woman, plus a special preview screening of the final movie of the Magic Mike Franchise, Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
The February program also includes a range of the latest blockbusters including Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, M3GAN, James Cameron’s epic Avatar: The Way of Water, and a preview screening of Empire of Light. Audiences can also see classic Aussie favourites under the stars including The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding, thanks to Oz Lotto’s Big Aussie Fun screenings.
Pick up favourite movie snacks from the on-site kitchen and bar or BYO*, Moonlight Cinema is the perfect date night with that special someone, or night out with your family and friends. Dogs needn’t stay at home either**; Moonlight Cinema is dog-friendly at all locations apart from Perth. You can even hire pampered pooches a doggy bean-bed, thanks to Moonlight Cinema’s dog partner, K9 Natural.
Sundays just got a bit sweeter with ‘Singleton Sundays’! Moonlight will be hosting the Singleton Whisky cart in Melbourne before making its way up to Sydney in February. The cart will offer Guests refreshing cocktail samples on arrival and special offers on the official Moonlight summer cocktail.
Moonlight Cinema locations are within sprawling inner-city parklands around Australia, and will continue to run throughout February and March in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, wrapping up on 19th February in Brisbane and Adelaide.
Key call outs from the February program can be found below, including the full program for ‘A Week of Romance’.
A Week of Romance: Love is in the air and showing at Moonlight Cinema screens around Australia.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance: 8 February (National) The latest instalment in the Magic Mike franchise, seeing Channing Tatum return as Mike Lane for one last dance.
10 Things I Hate About You: 9 February (National) 90s classic starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles as a high-school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her anti-social older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend.
Notting Hill: 10 February (National) Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, a British bookseller meets and falls in love with a high-profile American Actress.
What’s Love Got To Do With It: 11 February (National) A filmmaker decides to document her best friend’s journey towards an arranged marriage, starring Lily James, Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif.
Pretty Woman: 12 February (National) Rich entrepreneur (Richard Gere) falls in love with the escort (Julia Roberts) he hires to accompany him to a few social events.
The Notebook: Valentine’s Day 14th February (National) Quintessential lover’s movie starring Ryan Gosling and Ryan Adams told in the form of two soul mates reading from a notebook.
Preview screenings: Catch these movies at Moonlight Cinema before they hit the big screen.
Empire of Light: 19 February (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide) A powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes.
The Living: 28 February (Sydney, Melbourne & Perth) Set in 1950s London, Bill Nighy, a humourless civil servant, decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.
Hollywood hits: The movies that everyone is talking about.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody: 2 & 23 February (National) Based on the life of pop culture icon Whitney Houston.
Avatar The Way of Water: 3 & 24 February (National) James Cameron’s epic science fiction sequel to the world’s highest ever grossing film, Avatar.
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre: 5 & 16 February (National) The world’s best operatives come together to save the world in this Action Comedy from Guy Ritchie, starring Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Grant.
The Menu: 16 February (National) Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicolas Hoult, a young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
A Man Called Otto: 17 February (National) Tom Hanks stars in this comedy-drama as grumpy widower Otto Anderson who meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant woman named Marisol leading to an unlikely friendship.
Top Gun: Maverick: 19 February (Brisbane) Tom Cruise returns as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in this action-drama sequel.
M3GAN: 21 February (Sydney, Melbourne & Perth) A robotics engineer builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own in this sci-fi horror movie.
Babylon: 25 February (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth) From Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, the film chronicles the rise and fall of ambitious dreamers in 1920s Hollywood and captures the decadence, depravity, and outrageous excess of the time.
Retro classics: It wouldn’t be Moonlight Cinema without nostalgic, feel-good flicks.
The Castle: 1 February (National) Aussie battler family fights city hall after being told they must vacate the family home to allow for an incoming airport.
Strictly Ballroom: 7 February (National) Baz Lurhman’s Australian romantic comedy of two young people fighting for artistic freedom against ballroom dancing’s repressive regime.
Muriel’s Wedding: 15 February (National) Starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, Muriel, a young social outcast steals money from her parents to finance a vacation of a lifetime where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.
Family hits: Family fun at Moonlight Cinema.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: 4 February (National) Comedy musical featuring the voice of Shawn Mendes, of an unlikely friendship turned family bond.
Puss In Boots The Last Wish: 18 February (National) Dreamworks’ animated adventure comedy follows Puss, voiced by Antonio Banderas, on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish.
Tickets on sale at moonlight.com.au
Sydney: Centennial Park, now open through to 26 March 2023
Melbourne: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, now open through to 26 March 2023
Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, now open through to 19 February 2023
Adelaide: Botanic Park, now open through to 19 February 2023
Perth: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, now open through to 26 March 2023