Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Welcomes American Express Openair Cinemas this July

Winter season can be pretty mild in Brisbane compared to other regions. So, it’s no wonder that the American Express Openair Cinemas will be mounting its annual event outdoors in the middle of the season in its new location at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

Last year, the American Express Openair Cinemas opened in Brisbane in the middle of crisp and lovely spring weather. This year, the event will open on Friday, the 19th of July 2019 and will run until the 18th of August 2019. 

The weather might be a tad cold but it’s convenient for cosying up with a blanket and cup of warm drink, whilst you enjoy the outdoor movie with your date or your family. 

Expect more than 30 movies for screening at this year’s festivities. It will be a mix bag of blockbuster films, cult classics and homegrown movies. Among these films are:

Box Office HitsAladdin
Men in Black: International
Spiderman: Far from Home
The Secret Life of Pets 2 
Toy Story 4
X-men: Dark Phoenix 
Australian Cinema2040
Top End Wedding  
Standing Up For Sunny
Cult FavouritesLove Actually
The Wizard of Oz

Movie nights are even more perfect with food and American Express Openair Cinemas has partnered this year with the Pizza Queensland Bros which shall be serving wood-fired pizzas, salads and antipasti. Wednesday’s screenings will be extra special for wine lovers as guests will be able to sample eight flavours of drinks Giesen Wines during the Happy Hour.

In addition to the movies, live acts are going to perform before the screening.

This is a pet-friendly venue so movie-goers are welcome to bring their furry pals. The RSPCA Queensland will set up a pet adoption area every Friday whilst the American Express Openair Cinemas runs.

American Express Cardmembers are entitled to freebies and discounts when purchasing the tickets. For more details visit the official site

Photo Credit: Brisbane Openair Cinemas/Facebook

Spend Your Weekend in Milton for Some ‘Gigs & Picnics’

Still got no plans for the weekend? Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of “Gigs & Picnics” in Milton.

Gigs & Picnics takes place on 29 June 2019 from noon until 4:00 pm at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. It is all about bringing music lovers to the gardens to enjoy the beautiful environment whilst experiencing great live entertainment.

Undoubtedly one of the city’s most popular green spaces, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens provides a great space and ambiance for this event. 

This lovely spot in Milton is set to come alive with mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, as well as gypsy swing. 

You’ll find food trucks at this free event in City Botanic Gardens but if food trucks aren’t your thing, you may pre-order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club. They offer picnic baskets for couples and families. 

Gigs & Picnics will be hosted by Brisbane City, which is part of Brisbane Marketing tasked to manage the local marketing and branding of the Brisbane City precinct as Queensland’s premier retail and entertainment destination.

Main entry will be on Cnr Alice & Albert St and more dates will be announced. Learn more about this event by visiting the Brisbane City Events Page