Nov 22nd  – Dec 20th 2019

South Beach Reserve, next to the St Kilda sea baths


American Express Openair Cinemas is coming back to St Kilda, just in time for summer season. The popular beach-front experience returns to South Beach reserve, next to St Kilda sea baths this November. Providing access to outdoor screenings as the summer months heat up, an exciting seasonal program of food and films has been revealed today.

Don’t forget, its a dog-friendly cinema too! So don’t leave your VIPooch behind!


This year’s program kicks off with a special preview screening of Knives Out on November 22nd (out in cinemas nationwide 28.11), a thrilling and modern whodunit starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette and Jamie Lee Curtis to name a few.

The 2019-20 program features an exciting mix of recent box office hits such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood(25.11), Hustlers (27.11, 06.12), Joker (24.11, 29.11, 10.12), Rocketman (2.12) and Zombieland: Double Tap(28.11, 13.12). In addition, highly anticipated new releases including; Doctor Sleep (12.12) and Charlie’s Angels(19.12) will light up the big screen later in the season.

Little and big kids alike will rejoice at screenings of family films The Lion King (23.11), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (07.12) and Abominable (30.11). Fear not, festive films are certainly on the agenda as no seasonal cinema experience would be complete without Elf (14.12) and Love Actually (15.12) making an appearance.

American Express Openair Cinemas have always been proud supporters of indie cinema and will be screening The Farewell (09.12) the touching story of a Chinese family who refuses to tell their grandmother that she’s dying, starring Crazy Rich Asians breakout star, Awkwafina. For lovers of the great outdoors and the ocean, Kathmandu will be presenting Maiden (5.12) following the first all-female crew to take part in the gruelling Whitbread Round the World Race.


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, 4Pines beers, 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) before settling in for the film.



The festival atmosphere will be in full swing every weekend with live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

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 receive their own bean bag and can get comfortable with a cushion and blanket as well as some tasty treats (fresh popcorn, ice cream, wine).  American Express Card Members will also enjoy 15% off selected tickets, complimentary blanket hire and access to the American Express Garden where they can enjoy sunset drinks and purchase decadent caramel popcorn.


Everyone can treat themselves with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a lounger or a blanket which can be hired online or onsite. Premium tickets to Prime Video Lounge include reserved seating on a beanbag, service straight to your seat, a glass of wine and fresh popcorn and seats in the Kathmandu Korner will get you a camping chair, a drink, popcorn and a special discount voucher valid in all Kathmandu stores.


Tickets start at $17 and are on-sale now via:



St Kilda is the second stop in Victoria of the tour before the screen pops up at the University of Sydney early January and Bondi Beach early February. Sydney is the fourth stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour which will go on to captivate audiences in Canberra, Auckland and Christchurch.





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