There’s plenty of romance and blockbusters this February at our favourite annual outdoor entertainment venue, with Moonlight Cinema revealing next month’s cinematic offering. 

A week of romance to celebrate Valentine’s Day

  • Magic Mike’s Last Dance – 8th February (National) The latest instalment in the Magic Mike franchise, seeing Channing Tatum return as Mike Lane for one last dance.
  • 10 Things I Hate About You – 9th February (National) 90s classic starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles as a high-school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her anti-social older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend.
  • Notting Hill – 10th February (National) Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, a British bookseller meets and falls in love with a high-profile American Actress.
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It – 11th February (National) A filmmaker decides to document her best friend’s journey towards an arranged marriage, starring Lily James, Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif.
  • Pretty Woman – 12th February (National) Rich entrepreneur (Richard Gere) falls in love with the escort (Julia Roberts) he hires to accompany him to a few social events.
  • The Notebook – Valentine’s Day 14th February (National) Quintessential lover’s movie starring Ryan Gosling and Ryan Adams told in the form of two soul mates reading from a notebook.

Two preview screenings before they hit the big (indoor) screen.

  • Empire of Light – 19th February (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide) A powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes.
  • The Living – 28th February (Sydney, Melbourne & Perth) Set in 1950s London, Bill Nighy, a humourless civil servant, decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.

Hollywood hits and crowd favourites

  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – 2nd & 23rd February (National) Based on the life of pop culture icon Whitney Houston.
  • Avatar: The Way of Water – 3rd & 24th February (National) James Cameron’s epic science fiction sequel to the world’s highest-ever grossing film, Avatar.
  • Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre – 5th & 16th February (National) The world’s best operatives come together to save the world in this Action Comedy from Guy Ritchie, starring Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Grant.
  • The Menu – 16th February (National) Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicolas Hoult, a young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
  • A Man Called Otto – 17th February (National) Tom Hanks stars in this comedy-drama as grumpy widower Otto Anderson who meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant woman named Marisol leading to an unlikely friendship.
  • Top Gun: Maverick – 19th February (Brisbane) Tom Cruise returns as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in this action-drama sequel.
  • M3GAN – 21st February (Sydney, Melbourne & Perth) A robotics engineer builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own in this sci-fi horror movie.
  • Babylon – 25th February (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth) From Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, the film chronicles the rise and fall of ambitious dreamers in 1920s Hollywood and captures the decadence, depravity, and outrageous excess of the time.

Enjoy a timeless classic…

  • The Castle – 1 st February (National) Aussie battler family fights city hall after being told they must vacate the family home to allow for an incoming airport.
  • Strictly Ballroom – 7th February (National) Baz Lurhman’s Australian romantic comedy of two young people fighting for artistic freedom against ballroom dancing’s repressive regime.
  • Muriel’s Wedding – 15th February (National) Starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, Muriel, a young social outcast steals money from her parents to finance a vacation of a lifetime where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love

Where and when:

  • Sydney: Centennial Park, now open through to 26th March 2023
  • Melbourne: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, now open through to 26th March 2023
  • Brisbane: Roma Street Parkland, now open through to 19th February 2023
  • Adelaide: Botanic Park, now open through to 19th February 2023
  • Perth: Kings Park & Botanic Garden, now open through to 26th March 2023

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