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Moonlight Cinema

Birdwood Avenue | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 2 9373 6000
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We purchased tickets in advance to ensure we got in, and turned up an hour and a half before the... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
caspernfg
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
First outdoor cinema experience - loved it!!

We watched the greatest showman which was amazing, plus the fact we were outside in the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Elizabeth M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in Australia’s most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long. For session times and movies showing, see the Moonlight Cinema website
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible12%
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“gold grass” (17 reviews)
“bean bags” (14 reviews)
“warm clothes” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Birdwood Avenue | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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+61 2 9373 6000
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"gold grass"
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"bean bags"
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"warm clothes"
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"spend an evening"
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"come prepared"
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"botanical gardens"
in 9 reviews
"bats flying"
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"great movie"
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"byo food"
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"booked tickets"
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"front row"
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"beanbags"
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"film"
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"rug"
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"picnic"
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"jumper"
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We purchased tickets in advance to ensure we got in, and turned up an hour and a half before the showing to get a good spot as its unreserved. We set out our blankets and cushions (a must if you don't want to get cold...More

Thank caspernfg
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We watched the greatest showman which was amazing, plus the fact we were outside in the beautiful botanical gardens with snacks and bubbly....what more could a girl want?! Recommend taking your own beanbag as the ones to hire sold out quickly. Also pack a jumper...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

It was a beautiful night the night we chose to go to the Moonlight cinema and it was full. We had purchased our tickets online so no queing. We took chairs with us so sat to the side. You can hire bean bags and blankets...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We were given gold grass tickets for christmas and watched Murder on the Orient Express (the new version) lounging on bean bags sipping wine and beer on a balmy december evening. We brought our own but also purchased some there. Lovely atmosphere and views for...More

Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great little park there to have a small outdoor cinema pop up. Food choices are nachos... thats it. Bean bags need beans! So your sitting quite low, so if anyone sits in front of you that doesnt have a bean bag, then they are sitting...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We spent the last Saturday of the year at the moonlight cinema . We booked gold class because we were traveling and couldn't pack blankets and bean bags with us . Gold class was quite reasonable in comparison to gold class cinemas. We were in...More

Thank delishldish
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Quite simply we had booked with Moonlight Cinema to go to the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne to watch a film in the park one evening. It cost the five of us AUD159, plus the cost of our picnic. Unfortunately it tipped it down with rain...More

Thank pubbandit
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went for my daughters 18th birthday to see Hidden Figures. The atmosphere was great,the weather was good,and the general movie area was good. We had no issue with finding the entry to the cinema area The only complaint I have was the use of...More

1  Thank Adie K
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were given 2 tickets as a gift. This was an exceptional night out. We took a rug, cushions, a picnic setting food and a hot drink. Go early as it fills from the front. There is food available or book the more expensive bean...More

Thank Trev0r_777
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had some vouchers (Gold Grass) as a Christmas present, and used them to see Ghost in the Shell in the last week of March 2017. Well, we won't be back - it was a terrible experience, because: 1. Those bean bags are awful. They...More

1  Thank AustraliaHarold
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