Outdoor Cinemas in Australia Not to be Missed

Enjoy Your Popcorn Under the Stars at One of Australia’s Great Outdoor Cinemas

Here at Glorious Difference headquarters we love the outdoors and there’s something really special about sharing a movie with the stars, so we’ve put together a list of a outdoor cinemas in Australia not to be missed.

The novelty of watching a movie outdoors never wears off. It’s a fun thing to do whether it’s a date or a family outing. It really sets the atmosphere and helps you get swept up in the make-believe of the storyline, while snuggling up on your picnic blanket.

Here are a few of our top outdoor cinema picks in Australia for you to add to your Summer to-do list!

St. George OpenAir Cinema – Sydney

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Situated at Mrs Macquaries Point with stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House the St. George OpenAir has named itself the world’s most beautiful outdoor cinema with good reason. It brings glamour to the outdoor cinema experience with great food and wine and the beautiful backdrop.


Shadow Electric – Melbourne

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The Trendy Shadow Electric cinema will be moving from Abbotsford Convent this year with the new location a mystery. Organisers have reassured their fans that Shadow Electric will be bigger and better than ever this year with great movies, gigs and food. Stay tuned!


Deckchair Cinema  – Darwin

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Open seven nights a week the Deckchair Cinema in Darwin operates April to November. The cinema is run by the not-for-profit Darwin Film Society and prides itself on its eclectic mix of movies.


The White House – Adelaide Hills

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Set in the historic village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills The White House has it all – music, food, movies and wine!


Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth

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The Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema franchise has done a great job at creating a fun, festival vibe around the outdoor cinema experience. From the bright deck chairs to the fully licensed bars and great venues like Bondi there’s a buzz about the place. With music by day, with great acts like the Cat Empire, and movies by night, you’re sure to have a great time.


Moonlight Cinema – Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas, Sydney

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Showing advanced screenings, cult classics and new releases the Moonlight Cinema lights up the outdoors across Australia in Summer. Why not upgrade to their “Gold Grass” seating with premium viewing from your own private “Bean Bed”!