Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back with a bang this spring, bringing music by day and movies by night to their original Brisbane home at South Bank’s Rainforest Green from September 28 until November 9. Brisbane is the first stop on the outdoor event’s national tour that reaches 150,000 festivalgoers across Australia. With live music from an array of Brisbane’s best up-and-coming artists every Sunday as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will once again be recreating its famously fun and friendly festival vibes. Melbourne band Husky, the Sundae Sessions season headliners, will be kickstarting proceedings before a screening of What We Do In the Shadows at the Charity Launch on September 28, with tickets to the biggest night of the season on sale Thursday 28 August. Having toured with the likes of Gotye and Mumford & Sons, the Melbourne trio are set to perform tracks from their forthcoming second album. Tickets to the biggest night of the season go on sale Thursday 28 August and all proceeds from ticket sales go to WWF -Australia’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef from industrialization. Raising $30,000 for the cause last season, Ben & Jerry’s and Openair Cinemas are proud to support WWF – Australia’s work on the Great Barrier Reef and continue the successful Younesco campaign. Husky says, “We’re really looking forward to playing the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions. You can’t go wrong with film, music and ice cream. Plus we get a chance to help a great cause, the World Wide Fund For Nature.” Open Tuesday through to Sunday and screening up to two films per night on a 2K HD digital cinema system and colossal 12m by 6m screen, moviegoers can look forward to enjoying an alfresco cinema experience like no other. This season has a strictly limited capacity amongst the trees of the Rainforest Green, so festivalgoers will want to book ahead to secure their tickets. Films on offer include an assortment of the latest and greatest new releases, a selection of sci-fi thrillers, cult classics and firm family favourites including: ? Lucy – a fast-paced sci-fi starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman which promises to keep you gripped to the edge of your seat throughout ? The Inbetweeners Movie 2 – based on the popular UK sitcom, the sequel documents the boys trip of a lifetime down under ? Begin Again – a romantic comedy starring Keira Knightley, Adam Levine and James Corden ? How To Train Your Dragon 2 – return to the world of Vikings and dragons in this high-flying animated sequel ? Dirty Dancing – the 80s classic which features some seriously sexy moves ? What We Do In The Shadows – the vampire comedy set in New Zealand which received rave reviews at the Sundance Festival Guests will be able to enjoy all the action in comfort and style as deckchairs, bean loungers and blankets can be hired as part of the ticket packages available. Star Class tickets also include reserved bean lounger seating, a blanket, a drink and a Ben & Jerry’s shortie. Complementing the entertainment line-up is a fully licensed bar stocked with a wide selection of beverages and Vespa Pizza will be serving up their delicious range of signature salads and wood-fired pizzas. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will be cooling down those balmy evenings with a range of legen-dairy flavours and for those who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff, Ben & Jerry’s will be scooping up free ice cream for all every Sundae Session. As always, the Sundae Sessions also include a host of lawn games including Putt Putt, Pick-a-Pat and Giant Cow Jenga. On top of all this, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will be the ultimate place to kickstart your weekend each and every Friday as Aperol Sunsets will see the best local DJs take to the decks to provide the perfect musical backdrop for Aperol Spritz sundowners. Alex Khadra, Openair Cinemas’ Director comments: “We are looking forward to another epic summer of movies and live music down at the South Bank. With preparations underway for the G20 Summit, we’ll be moving back to our former home for a one-off-season, so check out the exciting program and come join us amongst the familiar surroundings of the enchanting tropical woodland canopy.” Brisbane is the first stop of the nationwide Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas tour which will go on to visit Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth this summer. To purchase tickets visit openaircinemas.com.au.]]>
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