Moonlight Cinema: The skin I live in

After finding and securing our new house in Adelaide, I was determined to have an evening of relaxation. It has been go-go-go-go for me since I touched back down in Australia so an evening of movie watching under the stars sounded like it would be just the ticket.

I’ve never been to the Moonlight Cinema in Melbourne but it’s never too late to start even if it’s in a different city. I decided to pay the Moonlight Cinema in Adelaide a visit and the movie of choice was The Skin I live In.

Moonlight Cinema is basically an outdoor cinema under the stars. You are welcomed to bring a picnic and drinks or buy pizza and cheese platters on the night. They even have bean beds and a premium section, candidly coined “Gold Grass”. Seating is free (other than in Gold Grass) and all you need to do is bring along a picnic rug or two and make yourself comfortable.

Summer is the best time for picnics!

Here’s some photos from the night:

Dinner: Burger Theory. Despite losing our beloved Grill’d, we have found a new burger love in the form of Burger Theory almost immediately. I love food trucks, especially the ones that sell food as yummy as Burger Theory does. Their prices have gone up from last year but the queue has not gotten any shorter. A more detailed review on their food to come, but suffice to say, I’d go there again, again and again.

Photo of the beeper that tells you when your order is ready. The sun was shining strongly and everything looked washed out in photos. Ah well.

A photo of the boy and myself. It’s currently my favourite photo of us despite my ugly gummy smile. Plus I do like braids on myself even though I’ve been told countless of times that they don’t suit me. Blah. This photo now sits on my phone lock screen. Hurhur.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day! So, so beautiful. Though once the sun had started saying goodnight, it did get somewhat chilly and I started regretting not bringing a jacket along. A smarter person than me would have brought along a throw or a blanket of some sort. Oh well, next time.

When we first got there, I was confused. “Where’s the screen?” was my first question as the screen was nowhere in sight. Sometime later, my question was answered. The photo here is a little small but you can see the gradual appearance of the blow up screen, complete with dramatic music. It all added to the atmosphere – charming!

The film itself was incredibly engaging. I’d highly recommend it to anybody. I was a tad worried as the boy had mentioned that some had classified it as horror but it’s not really horror. More of a thriller. Incredible. Watch it!

If you have the chance, do go check out Moonlight Cinema. It’s well worth the entry fee and I’m looking forward to December 2012 when it reopens once more!

8 Responses to "Moonlight Cinema: The skin I live in"

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  1. Nessbow

    March 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I think your braids look sweetly charming! Whoever said they don’t suit you was dead wrong.

    • Celeste

      March 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Aw, thanks sweetie. I used to follow what others think when I was younger (ie: in high school) but these days, I do what I want, woohoo!

  2. Megan

    March 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    This looks like you had so much fun, I love outdoor cinemas and have been to the Perth one heaps. It’s such a fun night out as long as the weather is nice!
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    • Celeste

      March 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

      I love Drive in cinemas the best – Picnic in the car!!!

  3. emmabovary

    March 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    You totally suit braids! And even if you didn’t, if you like ‘em, you wear ‘em! I think that picture of you two is gorgeous, I hadn’t got a nice one of my man and I for ages so I know how nice it feels to nab a winner!
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    • Celeste

      March 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Emma! It’s hard to get good photos, I agree. There’s always something we dislike about each photo, isn’t there.

  4. Mystique

    March 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I haven’t been to a Moonlight cinema ever so now you have inspired me to add it to my must do wish list!
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    • Celeste

      March 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Oh definitely try it out! I’ve only done very, very few events in the gardens (be it in melbourne or adelaide) under the stars but what I’ve experienced has been absolutely lovely.


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