It might be hard to believe, but summer is weeks away and with it, all of Melbourne’s favorite summer events and happenings. Yeah, Moonlight Cinema returns to town this year, turning on their spotlight for a summer of movies under the stars.

Returning to the leafy Royal Botanic Gardens at the end of this month, you can bet the outdoor cinema will serve up both blockbusters and indie films.

New summer releases like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the Whitney Houston Bio-Pic I want to dance with someoneat special previews of films like blue back and Steven Spielberg’s epic The Fablemansand Christmas favorites like love in fact, Vacations, Alone at homeand more – there are loads and loads of movies to choose from this year.

As usual, you can roll out a picnic blanket and throw in some pillows to relax with your friends, or go VIP and opt for one of the plush beanbags. If you don’t want to bother packing your own picnic, there will be food trucks on site offering tasty food and a licensed bar for cheeky drinks.

Finally, Moonlight Cinema is dog-friendly, and this year they’ve teamed up with K9 Natural to create a special menu of dog snacks to treat your four-legged family members during the movie.

The tickets are now on sale for sessions through the end of 2022. Sessions for January and beyond will be announced shortly.

The details

What: Moonlight Cinema
When: Thursday, December 1, 2022 – Sunday, March 26, 2023
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Tickets: Online, here.

To see what else is happening in Melbourne this weekend, this month and later this year…head here.

Image credit: Moonlight Cinema