American Express Openair Cinemas

Sun sets over St Kilda with cinema crowd
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Time Out says

Head to St Kilda for a fresh season of outdoor film screenings and live music

Screening a bunch of fresh new releases, golden oldies and critically acclaimed alternative films, American Express Openair Cinemas offers movie fanatics much more than the average cinematic experience. Finishing up a successful season at Yarra Park in early November, this outdoor cinema heads to St Kilda in the lead up to Christmas. 

From November 22 until December 20, South Beach Reserve is being taken over by a packed program of live entertainment, dining, music and dog dates. Yes, that’s right, dogs.

Proud puppy parents can snuggle up to their own wonder dogs while they settle in for a season of new release flicks, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Nov 25), Hustlers (Nov 27 and Dec 6), Joker (Nov 24, Nov 29 and Dec 10), Rocketman (Dec 2), Zombieland: Double Tap (Nov 28 and Dec 13), Charlie's Angels (Dec 19), Doctor Sleep (Dec 12) and plenty more (including some Christmas classics!)

You’re sure to work up an appetite with all the excitement, so grab a slice of something covered in cheese from the Italian masters at Ladro. They're curating a menu for the evening, complemented by beers by 4Pines, aperitifs by Pimms and wine from Giesen Wines.

Speaking of wine, every Wednesday has officially been coined Wine Wednesdays at American Express Openair Cinemas. Guests can sample Giesen Wines' full range and even purchase bottles at Happy Hour prices. 

If you have an American Express Card membership, this will be is your golden ticket to the exclusive lounge area at the event. You’ll receive the VIP treatment, complete with a comfortable bean bag chair, blanket, movie snacks and the best view in the house. There’s also a tidy 15 per cent off selected tickets for members, plus access to the American Express Garden for sunset tipples.

Sans American Express? No worries, tickets start at $14 and are on sale now. Gates open at 6pm with films starting around 8pm. 

By: Time Out editors



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