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:: Spotlight :: Nissan Moonlight Cinema 2005-2006

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Nissan Moonlight Cinema has been serving up the best in new release, classic and contemporary film favourites to audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth for ten years. It is set to be a star attraction on Australia's summer entertainment calendar with more new release titles than ever before.

As far as the Melbourne season is concerned, the big screen will again light up in the Royal Botanic Gardens from December 15, 2005 with the season closing on March 5, 2006.

Nissan Moonlight Cinema visitors agree there’s something special about watching a movie under the stars. It’s a great thing to do on a balmy Melbourne night. Soak up the last rays of sunshine in beautiful gardens and parklands, kick back with friends, and watch the moon rise as it sets a dramatic backdrop to enjoy the best in Australian and international cinema.

Take a trip down memory lane with The Princess Bride and The Goonies. Or if hot new releases are more your speed, there’s Batman Begins, In Her Shoes, The Wedding Crashers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you like your cinema with a bit more edge, Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride might be just the ticket. And for the documentary buffs, who like their entertainment true to life, keep an eye out for Mad Hot Ballroom and Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

Nissan Moonlight Cinema also continues its commitment to supporting Australian film and film makers with AFI-winning films Look Both Ways and Little Fish included on the schedule.

For those looking for a more convenient and luxurious night out, Nissan Moonlight Cinema is introducing a Gold Grass luxury ticket package, including entry to the screening of your choice, a reserved bean bed in a premium roped off area on the lawn, and a glass of bubbly. Just the thing for a special night out with your partner, friends, or to celebrate a special occasion. Gather a group of friends for a big social night out, cram a hamper full of your favourite picnic fare for a bit of alfresco dining then kick back as the sun goes down and the screen lights up.

You can spread out a picnic rug or nestle up in a bean bed while you discover there’s more than one way to get up close and personal with the stars. And the hamper-challenged needn’t despair. If whipping up a gourmet feast leaves you cold, on site catering will be on hand with a vast array of food available that will cover all your culinary desires. And of course there’s a fantastic selection of wine, beer and other beverages.

Join the Moonlight Movie Club for great discounts and other offers or make someone’s Christmas even more special with a Moonlight Gift Ticket, available online


Details:

December 15 - March 5 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
(entry via Birdwood Avenue)
Gates open each night at 7.00pm with screenings starting at sundown.


Tickets:

Adults from $14.00
Concession from $12.00
Children/Pensioner $10.00
GOLD GRASS luxury ticket package $30

Bean beds are available for hire

Tickets can be purchased at the gate from 7.00pm or book online
Phone bookings can be made on 1 300 551 908

Here is the 2005/2006 Melbourne Programme


Sunday - 5-Feb-06 - Oyster Farmer
Tuesday - 7-Feb-06 - Withnail & I
Wednesday - 8-Feb-06 - Chasing Amy
Thursday - 9-Feb-06 - The Proposition
Friday - 10-Feb-06 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off *
Saturday - 11-Feb-06 - Charlie and Chocolate Factory
Sunday - 12-Feb-06 - Thumbsucker
Tuesday - 14-Feb-06 - Match Point #
Wednesday - 15-Feb-06 - Wedding Crashers
Thursday - 16-Feb-06 - In Her Shoes
Friday - 17-Feb-06 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Saturday - 18-Feb-06 - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Sunday - 19-Feb-06 - Masai #
Tuesday - 21-Feb-06 - Risky Business
Wednesday - 22-Feb-06 - The Brothers Grimm
Thursday - 23-Feb-06 - Good Night, And Good Luck
Friday - 24-Feb-06 - Hitch
Saturday - 25-Feb-06 - Chicken Little
Sunday - 26-Feb-06 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch the Wardrobe
Tuesday - 28-Feb-06 - Rize

Wednesday - 1-Mar-06 - Russian Dolls
Thursday - 2-Mar-06 - Shopgirl
Friday - 3-Mar-06 - The World's Fastest Indian #
Saturday - 4-Mar-06 - Broken Flowers
Sunday - 5-Mar-06 - Goal

* No Free List

# Melbourne Premiere

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Other cities' schedules can be viewed at the following links:

Adelaide
Sydney
Perth
Brisbane

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Here is the PERTH schedule.

Sunday 5-Feb-06 High Fidelity
Tuesday 7-Feb-06 Gremlins
Wednesday 8-Feb-06 The Proposition
Thursday 9-Feb-06 Rize
Friday 10-Feb-06 In Her Shoes
Saturday 11-Feb-06 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Sunday 12-Feb-06 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Tuesday 14-Feb-06 Valentines Day: Match Point
Wednesday 15-Feb-06 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Thursday 16-Feb-06 Charlie and Chocolate Factory
Friday 17-Feb-06 The Brothers Grimm
Saturday 18-Feb-06 Chicken Little
Sunday 19-Feb-06 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Tuesday 21-Feb-06 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Wednesday 22-Feb-06 Caddyshack
Thursday 23-Feb-06 Thumbsucker
Friday 24-Feb-06 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Saturday 25-Feb-06 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Sunday 26-Feb-06 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Tuesday28-Feb-06Swingers
Wednesday 1-Mar-06 The Fifth Element
Thursday2-Mar-06Mad Hot Ballroom
Friday3-Mar-06Good Night, and Good luck
Saturday4-Mar-06Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Sunday5-Mar-06Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Monday6-Mar-05Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival
Tuesday7-Mar-06Russian Dolls
Wednesday 8-Mar-06 Broken Flowers
Thursday 9-Mar-06 Shopgirl
Friday 10-Mar-06 Sky High
Saturday 11-Mar-06 The World’s Fastest Indian
Sunday 12-Mar-06 The Producers

WESTERN POWER PARKLANDS AT KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN
ENTRY VIA MAY DRIVE
GATES OPEN AT 6.30pm; SCREENING STARTS AT 8.00pm

TICKETS FROM:
ADULTS $11.00
CONCESSION $10.00
CHILD/PENSIONER $8.00
BEAN BEDS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE $5.00
TICKETS AT THE GATE FROM 6.30PM
BOOK ONLINE FOR THE BEST PRICES or join the Moonlight Movie Club.
INFO LINE: 1300 551 908

LICENSED BAR & CATERING BY ZAMIA CAFÉ:
Pre-book hampers and corporate catering on 08 9388 6700.

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For more information, visit

www.moonlight.com.au