For a city known for its warm temperatures and near-constant sunshine, Brisbane is surprisingly lacking in the outdoor cinema department. When summer rolls around, our options for open-air movie-viewing aren't as plentiful as other parts of the country — but a new addition will help expand our slate of star-lit cinemas.
Mt Coot-tha Botantic Gardens will play host to Sunset Cinema this coming March and April. In its first Queensland venture, the lineup includes 14 nights of outdoor movie-going from March 15 to April 7, kicking off with the Jessica Chastain-starring Molly's Game and ending with Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow.
The program's focus on formidable ladies doesn't end there, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, I, Tonya and The Post all on the bill as well. Other highlights range from an early screening of Early Man to superhero thrills with Black Panther and every cinema's retro go-to, aka Dirty Dancing.
In addition to big-screen flicks at the base of Brissie's beloved mountain, Sunset Cinema will also feature a snack bar serving up popcorn and other movie treats, booze from 4 Pines and MadFish Wines, and a standout food selection. Or, pack your own picnic — it's part of the fun of seeing a film outside, after all — but leave any alcohol at home. No BYO is allowed.
To celebrate the launch of the outdoor cinema's inaugural Brisbane season, we're giving a way one VIP package. The winner will receive Citroen Lawn Lounge Passes for themselves and three friends to attend any screening (subject to availability at the time of booking). The pass includes a reserved bean lounger — in a prime viewing position — dinner from The Dapper and Chic, a glass of MadFish wine or bottle of 4 Pines beer and popcorn.
To enter, see details below.
Sunset Cinema is screening at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens from March 15–April 7. Book now at sunsetcinema.com.au/brisbane
SUNSET CINEMA 2018 LINEUP
Thursday, 15 March - Molly's Game
Friday, 16 March - The Breakfast Club
Saturday, 17 March - I, Tonya
Wednesday, 21 March - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Thursday, 22 March - Pitch Perfect 3
Friday, 23 March - Lady Bird
Saturday, 24 March - The Post
Wednesday, 28 March - Early Man
Thursday, 29 March - Black Panther
Tuesday, 3 April - The Greatest Showman
Wednesday, 4 April - Dirty Dancing
Thursday, 5 April - Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Friday, 6 April - Game Night
Saturday, 7 April - Red Sparrow