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:: Spotlight :: Moonlight Cinema 2011/2012

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

From Thursday December 15 2011 until Sunday March 25 2012 Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema will again transform Royal Botanic Gardens into the ultimate outdoor cinema experience, showcasing an extensive schedule of classic, cult and new release films. The 2011/12 Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema schedule is brimming with summer’s big releases, kicking off on opening night with a preview screening of the widely anticipated new film The Descendants starring George Clooney.

Blockbuster fans will be lining up for the newest instalment in the hugely successful franchise Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the latest escapades of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. There’s some great Australian fare with MIFF Shorts, A Few Best Men from the makers of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and starring Olivia Newton-John; and families will love Happy Feet 2 and the hit Aussie film of 2011 Red Dog.

In 2011, Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema continues its commitment to delivering big screen opportunities to catch your cult and classic favourites like Top Gun, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Grease Sing-A-Long, Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club and an absolute highlight of the season is the return of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Valentine’s Day.

On those balmy nights when a warm breeze drifts across our lush city gardens, the best way to soak up the last rays of sunshine is to kick back with good friends, tuck into a picnic and a sunset six-pack before getting up close and personal with the stars under the stars. With fantastic New York-style street food and a full bar on site, Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema has everything you need for a great dining experience under the stars. You'll can also book gourmet picnic hampers along with your tickets online.

Ticket options
Tickets are available online or at the gate, and range from $14 - $18 (booking fees apply for online bookings). A limited number of Bean Beds are also available for hire. Gates open at 7.00pm with screenings at sundown, approximately 8.30pm

Gold Grass
Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema Gold Grass luxury tickets deliver star treatment all the way. The $33 ticket includes entry to the screening of your choice, a reserved Bean Bed in a premium roped off area on the lawn and a glass of Magners Irish Cider.

Discount Wednesdays
All tickets only $12 on Wednesdays and Gold Grass a mere $25!

Gift Vouchers
Make someone’s Christmas even more special with a Moonlight Gift Voucher which can be purchased online

Day Date Film
Thursday 15-Dec-11 PREVIEW: The Descendants
Friday 16-Dec-11 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Saturday 17-Dec-11 PREVIEW: Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked
Sunday 18-Dec-11 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Monday 19-Dec-11 CLOSED
Tuesday 20-Dec-11 In Time
Wednesday 21-Dec-11 Drive
Thursday 22-Dec-11 Arthur Christmas
Friday 23-Dec-11 PREVIEW: We Bought a Zoo
Saturday 24-Dec-11 Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Sunday 25-Dec-11 CLOSED
Monday 26-Dec-11 Midnight in Paris
Tuesday 27-Dec-11 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Wednesday 28-Dec-11 The Smurfs
Thursday 29-Dec-11 Contagion
Friday 30-Dec-11 The Princess Bride
Saturday 31-Dec-11 CLOSED
Sunday 1-Jan-12 CLOSED
Monday 2-Jan-12 CLOSED
Tuesday 3-Jan-12 Moneyball
Wednesday 4-Jan-12 PREVIEW: Arrietty
Thursday 5-Jan-12 Immortals
Friday 6-Jan-12 The Ides of March
Saturday 7-Jan-12 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Sunday 8-Jan-12 The Ages of Love
Monday 9-Jan-12 CLOSED
Tuesday 10-Jan-12 The Inbetweeners Movie
Wednesday 11-Jan-12 The Breakfast Club
Thursday 12-Jan-12 Jack and Jill
Friday 13-Jan-12 Puss in Boots
Saturday 14-Jan-12 PREVIEW: The Darkest Hour
Sunday 15-Jan-12 Red Dog
Monday 16-Jan-12 CLOSED
Tuesday 17-Jan-12 Dirty Dancing
Wednesday 18-Jan-12 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Thursday 19-Jan-12 MIFF Shorts
Friday 20-Jan-12 New Year's Eve
Saturday 21-Jan-12 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Sunday 22-Jan-12 PREVIEW: J. Edgar
Monday 23-Jan-12 CLOSED
Tuesday 24-Jan-12 Top Gun
Wednesday 25-Jan-12 PREVIEW: A Few Best Men
Thursday 26-Jan-12 PREVIEW: The Sitter
Friday 27-Jan-12 Midnight in Paris
Saturday 28-Jan-12 Dolphin Tale
Sunday 29-Jan-12 PREVIEW: Buck
Monday 30-Jan-12 CLOSED
Tuesday 31-Jan-12 Grease Sing-A-Long

February and March programmes coming soon

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