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Wed 25 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 27 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Rauora Park, 196 Hereford St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Lisa3ey

American Express Openair Cinemas celebrates return to Christchurch.

American Express Openair Cinemas is returning to Christchurch this month, as an exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks is revealed, with American Express card members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.

With 29 events happening at Christchurch’s new Rauora Park, at the corner of Hereford and Manchester streets in the heart of the city, the festival vibes will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

Punters have no need to feel lonesome on their night out, as film fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their K9 furry friends to any screening.

This year’s program brings a great selection of recent box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including Knives Out (27.2), Star Wars: The Rise of Luke Skywalker (28.2), The Gentlemen (1.03, 13.3), Little Women (11.3) and Birds of Prey (22.3, 27.3)

Oscar winners also make an appearance in the sterling series of films including Jojo Rabbit (26.2, 6.3, 12.3), 1917 (17.3), Bombshell (8.3) and Joker (3.3.)

There is also a special selection of family friendly titles is included in the program including: Frozen II (29.2), Dolittle (14.3), Jumanji: The Next Level (7.3), Spies in Disguise (21.3) and Sonic the Hedgehog (28.3).

Also, on the movie menu is something a little different with this program highlight from sponsor Kathmandu: Mountainfilm on Tour on 19th March 2020 - An inspiring mix of skiing, rafting, mountaineering, expedition travel, cultural and environmental stories.

Local favourites Bacon Brothers will be bringing their mouth-watering burgers to the event, with a new special every week and no event being complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth, Haagen Dazs will be providing ice cream scoops for film loving troops.

Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of too thanks to national partners Kaiser Brothers Brewery and Giesen Wines, or try something a little different with Lillet cocktails.

American Express card members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge. Card members will get comfortable with their own bean bag, a cushion and complimentary blanket hire as well as some tasty treats.  American Express card members also enjoy 15% off selected tickets and access to the American Express Garden to enjoy sunset drinks.

Everyone can chillax to the max with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket or lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package.  Premium tickets to the Star Lounge include reserved seating on a comfy bean bag, service straight to your seat and a glass of wine.
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Christchurch is the final stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour, which has captivated audiences in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth and Auckland.

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