American Express Openair Cinemas has opened its doors early this year as it returns to Yarra Park until November 3rd. Providing access to Openair Cinemas beyond the traditional summer months, an exciting program of food and films in underway. Don’t forget, its dog-friendly too! Winning! VIPooches can come along for the fun.

Festival-vibe entertainment in on the agenda for all guests! This year’s program is an exciting mix of recent box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Downton Abbey (25.10 & 27.10), Ad Astra (03.11) It: Chapter 2 (31/10) and many more!

Little and big kids alike will rejoice at screenings of family films such as The Angry Birds Movie 2 (26.10) and Abominable (02.11).


For fans of cult classics, this year’s program features a charity screening in conjunction with Cure Cancer: which is a throwback screening of one of the most quotable films of all time, Clueless, on 23rd October (“As if!”).

Melbourne favourite, Ladro will once again delight moviegoers with their authentic Italian Cuisine including their delicious wood fired pizzas, calamari and arancini balls.



Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of, thanks to national partners Giesen Wines, Urban Allery Brewery craft beer, PIMMS and Enjoy Water, Australian spring water in reusable aluminium cans.


It’s official, Wine Wednesdays are now a thing! Every Wednesday, guests can sample the full range of Giesen Wines (up to 8 different varieties) to pair perfectly with a selection of rom-coms.  If you find yourself a favourite, Happy Hour pricing will let you upgrade to a bottle without breaking the bank.

Located at Yarra Park, right next to Jolimont Station, the festival atmosphere 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.

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 lounger, a Kathmandu camping Chair or a 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, a glass of wine and fresh popcorn.

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

Melbourne is the second stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour which will go on to captivate audiences in Sydney and Canberra, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.

American Express Openair Cinemas will also be returning to St Kilda in November – stay tuned for more info and ticket release notifications!






Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Yarra Park)

Venue: Yarra Park, Entry via Wellington Parade

Date: Oct 9th – Nov 3rd 2019

No of screening: 23

Closed Mondays

Gates open at 6pm, film starts around 8pm






About The Author

Lisa Hollinshead
Editor & Director

Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.