Moonlight Cinema is one thing every Perth filmlover should check out at least once in there life, I remember god quite a few years ago sitting down on the grass and watching ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” Epic… its a great night out and fun for the whole Family. Heres the movies up to the end of Feb, theres plenty of great films to choose from including Inception, Made in Dagenham, Tangled, Morning Glory and The Kings Speech… If you don’t know much about them we have reviews on the site.
Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema – GREASE Tuesday 15 Feb
Season runs to 20 March 2011
Synergy Parkland at Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Moonlight screens latest release, contemporary, cult and classic movies on the lawns of the tranquil Synergy Parklands at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, running every night excluding Mondays.
The cinema is fully BYO, so gather a group of friends, book your tickets and relax with a picnic as the sun sets and the screen lights up. Gates open at 6.30pm, and screenings start at sundown (approx 8pm).
WEEK TEN AND ELEVEN FILM PROGRAM (view trailers & book online at moonlight.com.au):
Saturday 12 February THE TOURIST (M) 103 mins
Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, also stars Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell.
Sunday 13 February THE TOURIST (M) 103 mins
Monday 14 February THE HEARTBREAKER (M) 104 mins
Do you have a friend going out with a schmuck? What you need is a professional heartbreaker – an irresistible man that can break up an unhappy relationship and save loved ones from an unsavoury life ahead. Alex (the brilliant Romain Duris), professional home-wrecker, and his sister and brother-in-law are partners in this lucrative activity which nonetheless has one golden rule: Alex only agrees to get involved with women who are unhappy girlfriends. A father who hates his future son-in-law hires Alex one week before the marriage he wants to prevent. The only problem is, the groom seems perfect and they look so in love. However, in need of money, Alex agrees to abandon his “code of ethics” and seduce the elegant young woman, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis). This is his biggest challenge yet and his charms have never failed him before… but when he feels like the one falling in love things start to go awry with hilarious results. Heartbreaker is a modern romantic comedy with the charm of classic Hollywood fare from yesteryear, as it combines the glamour of To Catch A Thief with irresistible contemporary hi-jinks and pop culture references. Set amongst luxe locations in the South of France, this is a winning story of love, reminding us of the beauty of a free spirit versus predictability. From Director Pascal Chaumeil, also starring Francois Damiens.
- English Subtitles
- No Free List
Tuesday 15 February GREASE (PG) 108 mins
Everyone’s favourite musical is back! Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John as two teens who find out that the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly in High School. Sing along to all those great hits like ‘Summer Lovin’ and ‘You’re the One that I Want.’ Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Wednesday 16 February INCEPTION (M) 148 mins
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in INCEPTION, an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Also stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page and Ken Wantanabe.
Thursday 17 February THE LAST EXORCISM (MA15+) 87 mins
Produced by Eli Roth (director of CABIN FEVER and HOSTEL), THE LAST EXORCISM brings audiences as close to a real exorcism as they would ever want to get. When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy. Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. This spooky, thrilling horror film has been compared to the engrossing nature of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Directed by Daniel Stamm, starring Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell.
Friday 18 February TANGLED (PG) 100 mins
When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming – bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief an the unlikely duo sets off on an action packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. TANGLED is a story of adventure, heart, humour and hair – lots of hair. Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.
Saturday 19 February LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS (MA15+) 112 mins
Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone (or anything) tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Directed by Edward Zwick and also stars Hank Azaria.
Sunday 20 February LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS (MA15+)
Monday 21 February CLOSED
Tuesday 22 February PULP FICTION ® 154 mins
Quentin Tarantino’s breakthrough hit starring John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman redefined cool and became an instant cult classic when it was first released. With a kicking soundtrack and some of the best movie dialogue ever put on screen, it follows the interwoven lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits in four tales of violence and redemption.
Wednesday 23 February MADE IN DAGENHAM (M) 113 mins
From the Director of CALENDAR GIRLS comes the inspirational and feel-good story of Rita, a plucky factory worker who took on the biggest corporation in the world. In Spring 1968 what starts as a dispute over pay leads to an uprising amongst the women workers of the Ford Motor Plant in Britain. Rita is a normal 60’s girl. A young mother, all she wants is a good life for herself and her family. Though it’s not the perfect job, sewing car seatcovers is all she’s got. When she learns her male colleagues are paid more for the same work, Rita can’t sit back and do nothing. Directed by Nigel Cole, stars Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson.
- No Free List
Thursday 24 February UNSTOPPAPLE (CTC) 98 mins
Inspired by actual events, UNSTOPPABLE is an adrenaline rush fueled by director Tony Scott’s signature mark of propulsive action rooted in the reality of ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. A veteran train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) race the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train – effectively a missile the size of a skyscraper — and prevent disaster in a heavily populated area. Directed by Tony Scott and also stars Rosario Dawson.
Friday 25 February LITTLE FOCKERS (CTC) TBC mins
The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights of comedy in the third installment of the blockbuster series—Little Fockers. Laura Dern, Jessica Alba and Harvey Keitel join the returning all-star cast for a new chapter of the worldwide hit franchise.It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Directed by Paul Weitz.
Saturday 26 February MORNING GLORY 107 mins
A new romantic comedy from the director of NOTTING HILL and the writer of DEVIL WEARS PRADA and 27 DRESSES, MORNING GLORY is set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless lovel life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Collen Peck (Diane Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news”. As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Patrick Wilson) begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself. Directed by Roger Mitchell, also stars Jeff Goldblum.
- No Free List
Sunday 27 February THE KING’S SPEECH (M) 118 mins
Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war. Directed Tom Hooper and stars Colin Firth and Guy Pearce.
- No Free List
On-site Catering and Facilities
BYO hamper and drinks. Snacks available to purchase on-site.
BYO picnic rug or hire a famous Moonlight Bean Bed on-site for just $6 plus a $10 refundable deposit.
2 December 2010 – 20 March 2011 screening nightly.
(excluding Mondays with the exception of Valentine’s Day)
Synergy Parkland at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, May Drive (easy entry off Saw Avenue).
Gates open 6.30pm, film starts at approximately 8.00pm.
Tickets are available online at moonlight.com.au or at the gate
GOLD GRASS luxury ticket $30
GOLD GRASS premium seating includes entry, a glass of wine and a bean bed in a premium viewing position.
ECO-TICKETS $3 off the standard ticket price upon presentation of a valid and current public transport ticket.
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