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OpenAir Cinema


Fri 2 Jan 2015, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Sat 3 Jan 2015, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Sun 4 Jan 2015, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Mon 5 Jan 2015, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Tue 6 Jan 2015, 7:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Black Barn Vineyards, Black Barn Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult (online) & fee: $18.00
  • Adult (gate): $20.00
  • Child (5-12) (online) & fee: $10.00
  • Child (5-12) (gate): $10.00
  • Adult Gift Ticket (online) & fee: $18.00
  • Child Gift Ticket (online) & fee: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: urs6

Hawke’s Bay is welcoming its eleventh OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. The festival organisers, Doris and Urs Blum, have again chosen plenty of variety to more than satisfy a broad range of film appetites.

NZ made or produced movies make up almost half of this season's line-up. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's masterpiece, the vampire flick What We Do In The Shadows, leads from the dark; closely followed by the Oscar-worthy performance of Cliff Curtis in The Dark Horse (filmed mainly in Gisborne). It is an inspiring true story based on the life of charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion, Genesis Potini. After a strong showing last season, the NZ Mountain Film Festival returns to the amphitheatre with another Black Barn selection of 'the best of the best' sport and adventure short movies. The fourth movie with NZ connections is the Hawke's Premiere of 2 Degrees. Co-produced by Havelock North raised and schooled Ange Palmer, it explores climate change through the prism of climate justice. While An Inconvenient Truth alerted us to the problem of climate change, 2 Degrees offers us hope rather than despair - a must-see-movie for anybody interested in the state of our environment.

Woody Allen is also back with his latest romantic comedy Magic In The Moonlight, featuring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Nature documentary and animal lovers can look forward to another amazing and captivating BBC EARTH documentary, One Life. A further highlight in the line-up is Wes Anderson's most brilliant creation to date, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Featuring an all star cast, it has universally been labelled as the best comedy of 2014. X-Men: Days Of Future Past resurrects the franchise to the top of its game, combining a great storyline with plenty of action and drama and leaves fans, new and old, wanting for more. Based on the beloved best-selling novel, The Book Thief, comes an extremely moving story starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.

The season will run over nine nights from December 27th to 30th and from January 2nd to 6th.

“We have selected the programme carefully to offer a wide variety”, says Doris Blum. “Each film is a gem of its genre. Hawke’s Bay is climatically perfectly suited for movies under the stars. The past ten seasons have been extremely successful. Everybody loves the experience of watching movies on a big screen nestled in the picturesque vineyard setting of the amphitheatre”, Urs Blum states. "It has great acoustics, good sight lines, the best of technology installed (with an even more powerful projector acquired for the new season) and it offers views to die for, especially at dusk."

Moviegoers can relax on grassed terraces, sip a glass of wine with friends, enjoy a nibble from the onsite caterers or bring their own picnic, and watch the sun set over Hawke’s Bay. It is the ultimate outdoor experience: great films, great technology, great sound, great food, and great company under the stars.

Gift tickets (valid for any movie, ideal Christmas presents) are available until December 24
Adult $18 (pre-sales) $20 (gate) / $10 child (5-12 yrs)

The full programme, trailers, the print-your-own-ticket facility as well as movie and venue details are available on the Black Barn website. Other selected ticketing outlets are:

- Havelock North: Black Barn Vineyards, Black Barn Road, 877 79 85
- Havelock North: Dobsons Photo & Camera, Cnr Te Mata Rd / Columba Way, 877 89 89
- Hastings: Dobsons Photo & Camera, 318 Heretaunga St West, 878 54 24
- Napier: Dobsons Photo & Camera, 19 Dickens St, Napier, 835 94 30

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