The 2017 Moonlight Cinema Must-See Movie Guide

Something for everyone awaits under the stars.

20 Jan 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

Who doesn’t love a good movie? A date night? A balmy evening thrown in for good luck? Moonlight Cinema marries all these summer wins into one gorgeous package, and we’re booking our tickets now!

The program, which runs in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane, is packed with gems including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, La La Land, Bridget Jones Baby and as yet undisclosed cult classics.

“Moonlight is a quintessential Australian summer experience where you can bring together a bunch of mates, pack a picnic and recline on bean beds to enjoy the best films of the year,” says Ian Sutherland, Moonlight Cinema Group Director of Marketing says of the lineup. “We’re very proud of this program and excited to be screening so many big summer blockbusters before their general release dates,” he adds.

Here’s Stylizen’s round up of our must-see Moonlight Cinema Films!

For Laughs

Office Christmas Party
Starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston (sold already?) plus other comedy It Kids Kate McKinnon and Olivia Munn, this movie see’s an epic, bigger than Ben Hur Christmas party planned – and executed – to save the business that is throwing it. Let’s just say this one makes The Hangover look like a Scout picnic.

For Thrills

Assasins Creed
Turning a game into a movie is nothing new, but when you have a Hollywood Oscar-nominated actor at the helm, it certainly gives it more gravitas. Ahead of its theatre release, this film adaptation of the smash hit video game starring Michael Fassbender as a career criminal who gains the knowledge and skills of his assassin ancestor is sure to see video game fans vying for tickets.

For Classic Lovers

Grease + Back To The Future
We’re at a stable mate with the winner of our cult classic film for the year. I mean, neither of these EVER get boring. So why not see both? Come late-January, Sandy, Danny, Marty, and Doc will all be settling on the outdoor screen for a few nights of toe-tapping and time travel. We’re in!

For  Kids

This one is almost too cute for words! Sing follows a koala trying to cut it in a singing contest. But this stretch of a storyline is adorably executed with lots of heartwarming messages, ridiculously charming characters and loads of good tunes! It also features an original song from none other than Stevie Wonder himself, so that alone is worth the visit.

For Animal Lovers

Red Dog, True Blue
Australia Day just got a whole lot more patriotic with the screening of Red Dog; True Blue, a follow up to the 2011 hit set in an outback town of Dampier that left barely a dry house in any cinema across the country. This story looks at the early events in Red Dogs life that led him to be discovered on the wide open outback road. Bring your tissues.


For more information on Moonlight Cinema and the films showing near you, head to Moonlight Cinema.


Are you heading to a movie this summer? We’d love to know what you’re planning to see or can recommend!

20 Jan 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay