Dog owner separation anxiety is a real thing; this year, the American Express Openair Cinemas has you covered, with pooch-friendly film screenings.
Their Adelaide return is sure to satisfy couch potatoes and cocktail connoisseurs alike, bringing the entire beach precinct to life during the season.
Doggy Dates are welcome to accompany their owners to the prime selection of box office hits, new releases and cult classics on offer at Glenelg beach this season – there has never been a better time to introduce ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to your poodle. Dogs will be treated to the ultimate ‘VID’ experience, enjoying a platter of doggy donuts and canine couches. Meanwhile, movie-goers can seek out wood-fired pizzas and signature pastas from Salt Meats Cheese, gourmet curators of the irresistible Italian menu.
Understandably, not all patrons will be impressed by the latest Disney animation or high-stakes action flick, regardless of family members who insist otherwise. Respite is at the bar, where Melbourne Martini are serving refreshing twists on classic summer cocktails, and a range of other delightful thirst-quenchers. ‘Black Panther’ is good. ‘Black Panther’ with Aperol Spritz is better.
The revamped Openair programme sees festival vibes in full swing until showtimes, with live music and entertainment occupying the cinema before movie-goers settle in for the ocean sunset and nightly feature.
Friday evenings feature Pepsi Max DJs, pumping summer’s hottest hits as the waves roll by.
‘Saturday Beats’, presented by Discover Victoria, shine a spotlight on talented Melbourne imports.
Soul Sundays in partnership with OzHarvest, are perfect for families – food, trivia, music and games will be on offer, with a portion of each ticket price going towards meals for those in need.
The selection of movies on offer is incredibly diverse, with a flick for every film lover. Award-contenders ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Ladybird,’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ are hand-picked for patrons who want to keep up with office small-talk and look cultured on social media.
If a day in the surf hasn’t tired out the kids, talking animals in ‘Ferdinand,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ and ‘Coco’ will keep them distracted long enough for parents to enjoy a Frosé from the comfort of a luxury lounger.
And no girls night is complete with a cheesy sing-a-long – ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ have got the squad covered.
The American Express Openair Cinemas take place at Glenelg Beach 15 March-15 April.