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Night Owls Film Festival 2020

A free outdoor film festival in the CBD for kidults and adults alike.
By Libby Curran
January 06, 2020
By Libby Curran
January 06, 2020

Nothing inspires those carefree summer feels quite like a spot of outdoor cinema — especially when the flicks are free.

This January marks the return of Darling Quarter's ever-popular al fresco film screenings, delivering 17 nights of outdoor movie magic for young and old (and in between).

Taking over the precinct's Village Green from January 9 to 25, the annual Night Owls Film Festival will this year kick off at 6pm nightly with a special family-friendly program — think kids' entertainment, a series of short films and a family feature film from 6.45pm. If your inner child (or actual child) loves flicks like Toy Story 4, Aladdin, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Pokemon Detective Pikachu head along then.

But come nightfall on weekends, it's the big kids' turn, with a program of grown-up movies screened from 8.30pm on select evenings. Titles such as Avengers: EndgameBohemian Rhapsody and Yesterday are all on the lineup, rounding out with Crazy Rich Asians as the closing night film.

Be sure to bring along your picnic rug and accompany your cinema experience with eats from one of the many nearby vendors — Thai, sushi, pizza, Brazilian barbecue and gelato are all a short stroll away.

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