We're heading for a hot summer in Melbourne 2016-2017, so why not spend your evening lounging in the Royal Botanical Gardens whilst watching the sunset and a film?
This year, the Moonlight Cinema Melbourne is running from the 8th of December until the 2nd of April and it is one of the best and most known outdoor cinemas. The gates open nice and early, around 7.00pm, so you can enjoy the glorious green grass and lay down on your picnic rug with food and drinks before the film begins. Oh, you're also more than welcome to BYO. Enjoy.
Top 10 Films
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Underworld: Blood Wars
Bad Santa 2
Queen of Katwe
1. Where do I park?
Because there is limited parking on the streets around the Royal Botanical Gardens, you should visit this page before you leave to ensure you find parking in time. You can also hop on the train and get off at Flinders Street station, take the number 8 tram to the corner of Park Street and Domain Road and you'll be within walking distance to the Moonlight Cinema.
2. What time do the gates open and the films begin?
Throughout December-February, the gates open at 7.00pm and the film screenings begin at sundown, which is approximately 8.30pm.
3. Can I bring my dog?
Yes, you can! Dogs are welcome in all areas of the Moonlight Cinema, providing that it is kept on a short leash (2m or less), owners pick up after their dog and ensure that it stays quiet during the duration of the film. Also, bring a drinking container and plenty of water for your dog.
4. Can I BYO?
The big question. Yes, yes you can.
5. Where can I buy tickets?
The easiest way is to buy tickets online here, unless you spontaneously end up there one night. There is a Box Office located at the Moonlight Cinema Melbourne and you can buy tickets on site, subject to availability. Just keep in mind that any AMEX transactions cannot be processed at the Box Office.
Photography and information sourced from Moonlight Cinema