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American Express Open-air Cinemas unveil an exciting Summer program of food and films, spanning Australia and New Zealand. The 2019-20 Trans-Tasman tour runs until April 2020, and will visit eight stunning locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Auckland and ChristchurchAmerican Express Openair Cinemas are dedicated to hosting more than movies, with festival-vibe entertainment on offer and American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.


Gracing the screen this season is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Hustlers, Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap, Charlie’s Angels, Last Christmas, Ford v Ferrari, Knives Out, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, Jumanji: The Next Level, Little Women and Bombshell to name a few.

Big and little kids alike will rejoice at family-friendly screenings of Abominable, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Addams Family, Spies in Disguise, and the highly anticipated snow-queen sequel, Frozen 2.

For fans of cult classics, this year’s program does not disappoint, featuring beloved favorites such as 10 Things I Hate About YouLove ActuallyElfMean Girls and Clueless (“As if!”).


With more than 200 events taking place across the country, the Openair-vibe will be in full swing with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

Film fanatics and dog owners are invited to bring their K9 friends to any screening in the program, as all venues are pet friendly.


Each stop on the international tour will showcase the best food-trucks across the nation, as event partners LADROMr Papa, Queensland Pizza Brothers and Presto Pizza delight moviegoers with gourmet food.

No event is complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth, and Häagen-Dazs will be providing scoops for the film loving troops across the trans-Tasman tour.


Refreshments on tap will tickle moviegoers’ taste buds throughout the program, thanks to drink partners Giesen Wines, PIMM’S and 4 Pines Brewing Company beer.

American Express Openair Cinemas is also thrilled to be partnering with Cure Cancer, to raise lifesaving funds for early career researchers around AustraliaCinemagoers are invited to donate onsite via Cure Cancer contactless Tap to Donate technology, whilst enjoying a number of activations and raffle prizes to raise funds throughout the season.

American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge. Card Members will get their own beanbag and get comfortable with a cushion and blanket as well as some tasty treats.  American Express Card Members also enjoy 15% off selected tickets, complimentary blanket hire and access to the American Express Garden where they can enjoy sunset drinks and purchase decadent caramel popcorn.

Everyone can treat themselves with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a lounger, a Kathmandu Camping Chair or blanket which can be hired online or onsite. Premium tickets to Prime Video Lounge include reserved seating on a comfy beanbag, service straight to your seat and a glass of wine.

Tickets start at $14 and are on-sale now via:

The Trans-Tasman American Express Open-air Cinemas tour will go on to captivate audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.


  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Pyrmont)

Venue: Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont

Date: Oct 31st – Dec 8th, 2019

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (St Kilda)

Venue: South Beach reserve, next to the St Kilda sea baths

Date: November 22 – December 20, 2019

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (University of Sydney)

Venue:  Cadigal Green, Darlington

Date: January 4 – February 2 2020

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Canberra)

Venue: Patrick White Lawn, next to the National Library

Date: January 8 – February 16, 2020

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Auckland)

Venue: Western Springs Park, near Auckland Zoo

Date: January 15 – February 16, 2020

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Bondi)

Venue: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach

Date: February 6 – March 15, 2020

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset

  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Christchurch)

Venue: TBA

Date: February 26 – March 29 2020

Gates open at 6pm, film starts after sunset



22/11/2019 Friday Knives Out – Preview
23/11/2019 Saturday The Lion King
24/11/2019 Sunday Joker
25/11/2019 Monday Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
26/11/2019 Tuesday Knives Out – Preview (2)
27/11/2019 Wednesday Hustlers
28/11/2019 Thursday Zombieland Double Tap
29/11/2019 Friday Joker (2)
30/11/2019 Saturday Abominable
01/12/2019 Sunday Downtown Abbey
02/12/2019 Monday Rocketman
03/12/2019 Tuesday Ad Astra
04/12/2019 Wednesday Yesterday
05/12/2019 Thursday Kathmandu Presents: Maiden
06/12/2019 Friday Hustlers (2)
07/12/2019 Saturday Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
08/12/2019 Sunday Ride Like a Girl
09/12/2019 Monday The Farewell
10/12/2019 Tuesday Joker (3)
11/12/2019 Wednesday 10 Things I Hate About You
12/12/2019 Thursday Doctor Sleep
13/12/2019 Friday Zombieland Double Tap (2)
14/12/2019 Saturday Elf
15/12/2019 Sunday Love Actually
16/12/2019 Monday Ride Like a Girl (2)
17/12/2019 Tuesday TBC
18/12/2019 Wednesday TBC
19/12/2019 Thursday Charlie’s Angels
20/12/2019 Friday Last Christmas

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