Dust off those picnic rugs and crack open the bubbly, the Moonlight Cinema is back for another summer of memorable movie-going under the stars. The outdoor film festival returns to Botanic Park next Thursday (November 26) with the premier screening of Nowhere Boy, followed by a line-up of more than 60 classic, cult and new release films.
It closes on Valentine's Day, February 14, with New York, I Love You, a collection of 11 short films all with the common theme of finding love. Moviegoers will be able to bring their own picnics or buy dinner and drinks from the cinema's caterer, while bean bags are available for hire for $7.
Moonlight Cinema event director Simon Bogle says the festival offers an escape from the city in a beautiful setting. It's a social experience for people to kick back with a bottle of wine, a picnic and enjoy a great film, he says. Film-buffs Laura Ainsworth and Pascale Poirier say the cinema is the perfect way to spend a balmy summer night with friends.
Gates open at 7pm and screenings will start at dusk, about 8.30pm. For the full movie festival program and details, log on to moonlight.com.au