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Dog-friendly Moonlight Cinema 2018/2019

Family with their Oodle dog sits on a picnic rug at Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park
Moonlight CinemaAutralia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back with all sessions dog-friendly in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

The new season runs from November 29 until March 31 with tickets to all screenings up till the end of January now on sale.

The December/January program is jam-packed with 8 advanced screenings, over 25 new releases and a bunch of favourites. Returning to stunning inner city parklands in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, film-lovers across Australia can recline on a picnic rug underneath the stars and catch a flick on the big screen for the quintessential summer cinema experience.
Group of hipsters lie on a picnic rug with a small dog in Centennial Park for Moonlight Cinema

The huge program includes advanced screenings of summer’s must-see films; The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots and Second Act, flicks for the family; Incredibles 2, Smallfoot and Bumblebee, the top picks for award-season; Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Green Book and Widows, and a showcase of Australia’s very best talents; Storm Boy, Boy Erased and Ladies in Black.

There are a stack of new releases on offer. Head on over to Moonlight where you can kick back with a drink, catch up with friends and enjoy films such as
Aquaman, Vice, Bad Times at the El Royale, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Crazy Rich Asians under the stars in picturesque park settings.


The very best of Australia’s cinematic talents will proudly take centre-stage at Moonlight Cinema. Be one of the first to see Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney team up for the heart-warming remake of the 1970’s classic Storm Boy; Catch veteran director Bruce Beresford’s tender and funny love letter to 1950’s Sydney with Ladies in Black; and a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Troye Sivan and Joel Edgerton lead Boy Erased, the gut-wrenching tale of a young boy forced into gay conversion therapy in the American South.

A favourite amongst families, groups of friends and for that special date night, Moonlight Cinema brings the festival atmosphere to film watching. It’s more than a movie experience, it’s an opportunity to kick back in the outdoors and relish in the summer vibes.
Lawns of Centennial Park at dusk with movie goers for a dog-friendly Moonlight Cinema session
Being a BYO[2] event, Moonlight makes a night out easy. Prepare a picnic of delicious deli treats, lollies for the little ones or your best bottle of bubbly, you can bring it all to Moonlight! Don’t have the time to pull together a snack pack for date night? Don’t worry, Moonlight Cinema has you covered, their onsite food truck offers up a licensed bar and scrumptious variety of hot food and movie-going morsels to whet the appetite of film fans.

Elevate that movie magic and treat yourself! Moonlight’s Gold Grass offers the ultimate A-List cinema experience. With reserved bean beds in a premium viewing location and wait service, you won’t even have to get up from your bean bed!

Tickets are on sale now at

Where & When:

  • Adelaide: Botanic Park, Dec 8 – Feb 17
  • Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, Nov 29 – 31 Mar
  • Melbourne: Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens, Nov 29 – 31 Mar
  • Perth[1]: May Drive Parkland, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Dec 1 – 31 Mar
  • Sydney: Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, Nov 29 – 31 Mar

Please Note:
1. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed to enter Kings Park / Botanic Gardens in Perth because of the native wildlife
2. Moonlight Cinema is a BYO friendly event (except BYO alcohol is not permitted at Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema).
3. Gates open an hour and a half before the film starts so head in early to snap up your grassy patch (also pays to head in early to get a car park!)

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