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Thursday 3 November 2022

Moonlight Cinema Returns This Summer at Five Locations

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Moonlight Cinemas

Australia's favourite outdoor cinema is back for its 27th summer season with an incredible line up of new release movies, preview screenings and fan favourites. Featuring activations, a range of new food and drinks, and even a dedicated pet menu -- This summer's cinema under the stars has something for everyone.

Moonlight Cinema brought to you by Energizer returns to five iconic venues across Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with sessions running from the end of November 2022 to March 2023.

John Boero, General Manager of Entertainment Operations, EVT said, "Each year Moonlight Cinema strives to go beyond the ordinary and offer a truly unique and enhanced cinema experience. We are thrilled to bring this quintessential summer experience back to some of the most beautiful parklands across the country."

source: EVT

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ACMI First Nations Film Celebration

How I See It: Blak Art and Film

16 Dec 2022-- 19 Feb 2023

Celebrate First Nations artists and filmmakers in our new major exhibition How I See It: Blak Art and Film. This exhibition captures eight distinctive perspectives from creators that reflect on historical First Peoples' representation and radically reimagine the future.

Full program of events to be announced soon.

DISNEY+ and LUCASFILM announce a High Republic mystery series

November, 2022

THE ACOLYTE is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

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Behind the Scenes of The Acolyte, Star Wars series (c) 2022 Walt Disney Studios


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This Japanese film tells the story of a quiet, patient old woman who befriends a shop owner/cook and a schoolgirl when she takes a job in a tiny restaurant.

If you are a fan of anime (which this isn't), you will be fascinated to see how realistic anime is in its portrayal of Japanese life.

Even if you're not, this is a beautifully told story, it looks great, it is engrossing and moving and well worth your time.

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