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Melbourne’s premiere outdoor cinema, the Moonlight Cinema makes for a cultural picnic spot. Get there early to ensure a good position.
Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC, Australia
1300 654 948
Snuggle up to your sweetheart, or possibly a possum, for some outdoor cinema at Melbourne's Moonlight Cinemas. If the on-screen action isn't enough to capture your attention, enjoy the skyline views and the lush surrounds of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.
An eclectic film program showcasing cult classics as well as new releases, the Moonlight Cinema is the perfect place to welcome summer with a picnic spread, some champagne, and a rented beanbag if you're ill prepared for the garden floor seating arrangement.
The sweet rose breeze definitely pushes a romantic element, but the Moonlight Cinema is also frequented by larger groups of friends, enjoying a sunset six-pack and the permission to eat noisily and whisper during films without the glare of someone in a black beret in the next row down.
Only a hop, skip and a jump from Melbourne's CBD, take the No. 8 tram from Flinders Street Station and remember your mosquito repellent. Tickets can be booked in advance or purchase at the gate.