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Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema 2014 - Brisbane

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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It is that time of the year, especially here in Brisbane, when you want to be outside in the fresh air at night. This is the perfect time to enjoy open air cinema. Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema brings contemporary and classic movies to South Bank.



The location

Located in Rainforest Green in the South Bank Parklands, which is probably the quietest location in the parklands. The location is fully licensed and you can buy food there. It is also not far to walk to pick up some takeaway from the numerous shops in the area. However you can't bring alcohol in.



Lounge chairs are available for hire, or you can bring your own or a picnic blanket. If you want to sit on a picnic blanket I recommend coming early so that you can grab a location at the front so that no one in a chair will block you.

The movies

Showing an eclectic mix of current cinema releases and not so old classics, there is a good chance that you will find something to your taste.

Some of the interesting classics include The Breakfast Club and Top Gun. While new releases include big budget action films, comedies, kids movies and dramas.

Movie highlights

The Breakfast Club: The 1980s classic about a diverse group of teenagers learning how to get on with each other and transform their lives while on weekend detention.

What we do in the Shadows: A mockumentary about vampires living in a modern share household.

The Equalizer: Do you remember this great 1980s TV series about an ex agent who comes out of retirement to help ordinary people take on the mean streets. Now it is made with Denzel Washington in the lead. One of the great adaptions from TV shows.

Top Gun: Tom Cruise flies fast in fast jets because he is the top gun. I definitely feel the need for speed. Made in the 1980s so no computer effects, just people flying jets fast.

80's classic Top Gun
80's classic Top Gun


The Immigrant: The story of a Polish Immigrant in New York who has to turn to prostitution to survive. Yet despite this situation she still finds romance.

Dracula Untold: Where Dracula is not really a bad guy but just made a deal with the devil to save his family.

Skeleton Twins: This dramedy is about two estranged twins who get back together to reconcile their differences.

Boyhood: This story takes place between 2002 and 2014 and tells the simple story of what it means to be growing up in the world today.

Gone Girl: This movie is taking the fans and critics by storm. Stylish, dark and a little twisted look at relationship breakdowns.

Bridesmaids: This 2011 film is not a classic or contemporary, but still lots of laughs set around a wedding and of course the bridesmaids.

The Judge: Robert Downey Junior goes from action star to dramatic roll in this story about family, justice and secrets.

The Boxtrolls: The latest 3D animated movie to enthrall kids and amuse their parents. Boxtrolls versus evil exterminators with feisty orphans fighting on the side of the trolls.

For the kids
For the kids "Boxtrolls"


Music

DJs and Bands will provide music to party with at the bar on certain nights.



The Ice Cream

Obviously they will have ice cream for sale. Watch out for the movies that have free ice cream. These include Gone Girl, The Equalizer and The Immigrant.



Cancellations and weather

The movies will go ahead if there is light rain, so bring raincoats. However if there is heavy or continuous rain the movies will be cancelled. Usually they will make a decision by 4 pm.

Buying tickets

Your best option is to buy tickets online as they are only $17 compared with $22 at the door. Online ticket sales close at 2 pm on the day.
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When: From sunset most nights of the week
Where: Rainforest Green, South Bank Parklands, opposite the city and near the Wheel of Brisbane.
Cost: $13-17 online, $18-22 at the door. Star lounge tickets $34-39
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