The American Express Openair Cinemas are on a mission to make winter better, returning to Brisbane this July in a brand-new home – the iconic Botanic Gardens.

With an exciting festival program of food and films, the popular outdoor cinema will again play host to an array of festival-vibe entertainment, with American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.

Here’s what you can expect…

Offering an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases, catch everything from Rocketman, X-men: Dark Phoenix and Spiderman: Far from Home to old favourites like Clueless and Love Actually. Little and big kids alike will rejoice at screenings of family films such as Aladdin, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Toy Story 4, and there will be new Aussie films on show, too.

The Openair Cinemas’ 2019 food partner is none other than Pizza Queensland Bros, who will be cooking up a storm throughout the program. There will be a mouth-watering daily menu of irresistible woodfired pizzas (including Nutella pizza!), antipasto patters and salads, which are sure to delight cinemagoers.

The refreshments are taken care of thanks to national partners Giesen Wines, 4Pinescraft beer, PIMMS and Enjoy Water, Australian spring water in reusable aluminium cans. Plus, Wine Wednesdays are now officially a thing – every Wednesday, guests will be able to sample the fantastic range of Giesen Wines (up to 8 different kinds) to pair perfectly with a selection of rom-com. And if you can’t get enough of one them, special Happy Hour pricing will let you upgrade to a bottle without breaking the bank.

With more than 27 events happening at Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens, the festival atmosphere will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, including 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’ provide visitors with the chance to adopt a pooch during the movie every Friday with all proceeds going to RSPCA Queensland. Film fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their furry friends anytime, as all screenings are pet-friendly.

And, 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 comfortably enjoy their own bean bag, 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 and purchase decadent caramel popcorn.

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 and a glass of wine.

Tickets start at $14 and are on-sale now!

WIN // haven has teamed up with the American Express Openair Cinemas to give away 4 x passes to see the movie of your choice and access to the Amex Lounge – worth $140! Entries close Thursday July 25, so get in quick! Only the winner will be notified. Good luck!

This competition has now closed.




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