American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies to Brisbane this Spring, as an exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks is revealed, with American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.
FOOD Purveyors of fine food and authentic Italian cuisine, Salt Meats Cheese will be returning again to cook up a storm throughout the program. At the helm are Stefano De Blasi and Edoardo Perlo, who will be curating the daily menu of irresistible dishes available throughout the season. Their renowned antipasti and wood-fired pizzas are sure to delight cinema goers.
No event is complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth, Haagen Dazs will be providing scoops for the film loving troops.
DRINKS Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of too thanks to national partners 4Pines craft beer, PIMMS and Giesen Wines. Black Devil Cider will also be tickling Brisbane movie- goers taste buds throughout the program.
FUN With more than 30 events happening at Brisbane’s Rainforest Green, the festival vibes will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.
Punters have no need to feel lonesome or long for company on their night out, as ‘Doggy Dates’ provides visitors the chance to adopt a pooch during the movie every Wednesday (except on October 31st, aka Halloween, too scary for pooches!), with all proceeds going to RSPCA Queensland. Film fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their K9 furry friends to any screening in the program (being mindful of films with expected gunfire and explosions).
FLICKS This year’s program is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Mission impossible: Fallout, Incredibles 2, Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Favour, Christopher Robin, The Nun and Venom. Take a trip down memory lane with the cult classics Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club and Love Actually or discover something different with these program highlights:
- Aussie comedy The Merger
- High octane true story The Dawn Wall
- Critics’ favourite BlacKkKlansman
- Ultra-modern thriller Searching
- Screen adaptation of the best seller and musical hit Ladies in Black
The Brisbane program boasts a selection of special events throughout the season including: 10th Anniversary screening of Twilight on 29th October, an open caption screening of The Merger on 14th October and an exclusive ‘Girl’s Night In’ screening of A Simple Favour to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
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 bean bag 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.
Everyone can chillax to the max with the variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket or lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package. Premium tickets to the Star Lounge include reserved seating on a comfy bean bag, service straight to your seat and a glass of wine.
Tickets start at $14 and are on-sale now via: openaircinemas.com.au
Brisbane is the first stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour which will go on to captivate audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.