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Dog-friendly Moonlight Cinema 2022/2023

If nothing says summer to you like catching a festive film under the stars, ideally while kicking back with your dog on bean beds and eating a picnic, then Moonlight Cinema's program has you firmly in its sights!

The beloved Australian outdoor movie-viewing setup is back for another summer, and it's kicking off with a heap of recent big-name flicks — plus a couple of weeks of the merriest pictures that it can find.

Moonlight Cinema has released its first titles, with the openair movie festival now showing at Sydney's Centennial Park, Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland, Adelaide's Botanic Park, and Perth's Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Dogs are welcome at all sites except Perth — and there are even special dog bean beds and a snack menu for pooches!

You will need to check the exact line-up as it varies for each capital city. 

Across all five locations you can see crowd favourites like Top Gun: Maverick, Smile and Ticket to Paradise, with the likes of Bullet Train, Thor: Love and Thunder, Minions: The Rise of Gru and Black Adam screening in some cities.

Everywhere is hosting a throwback session of Grease – because retro flicks are always a big part of this program — and then the festive fun begins. Yes, Elf, Home Alone, The Holiday and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are on the bill. As are Die Hard twice and Love Actually, a whopping three times.

To wrap up December, there's also a preview session of Steven Spielberg's new release The Fabelmans, culinary thrills with The Menu and a preview of Australian drama Blueback — plus the family-friendly Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

The rest of the Moonlight line-up will drop month by month.

Moonlight Cinema will again let you BYO movie snacks and drinks (no alcohol in Brisbane, though), but the unorganised can also enjoy a plethora of bites to eat from food trucks.
There'll be a VIP section for an extra-luxe open air movie experience and a beauty cart handing out samples.

Moonlight Cinema 2022/2023 season

  • Brisbane: November 24 – February 19 in Roma Street Parkland
  • Sydney: November 24 – March 26 in Centennial Park
  • Adelaide: December 1 – February 19 in Botanic Park
  • Melbourne: December 1 – March 26 in Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Perth (no dogs allowed): November 25 – March 26 in Kings Park Botanic Garden

Moonlight Cinema is running through until March 2023. 

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the official website 

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 (it also pays to arrive early to get a car park!).


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