It's a warm night in the city and you're feeling alive and relaxed and happy. Outside it's comfortable, light-cardigan weather, and you're in love with daylight savings and the long evenings you can share with loved ones. Why stay indoors on such a perfect night? Grab a picnic blanket and head to the Royal Botanic Gardens' Central Lawn for cinema by the sunset the Maltesers Moonlight Cinema of Melbourne.
The summer season of the Moonlight Cinema kicks off today, Thursday December 5th, and runs through until March 30th. They shoe popular contemporary movies including Anchor Man and The Hunger Games, and well as classics (Dirty Dancing, Top Gun) and cult screenings, and tickets usually sell out fast. You can take your chances with what's on in the upcoming week or plan your summer in detail as the entire program is available for download from their website.
If you think you'll be uncomfortable on the ground, think again. The Moonlight Cinema offers 'Gold Grass' seating with your very own reserved bean-bag bed. They also offer all the sweets and snacks of a regular cinema, plus some more meaty options such as burgers, chips and seafood, and alongside the standard soft drink fare you can even order a beer or wine. Finally, if you're short on Christmas gift ideas or if you want to share this experience with a someone special, you can also purchase gift vouchers. For more information and bookings, please see their website.
Ticket Prices (please refer to their website for full terms and conditions) General Admission Adult: $18 Concession: $16 Seniors & Children (5 to 15 yrs): $14