Published on March 5th, 2015 | by seenheard


Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is back!

Ben & Jerry's openair cinema

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back with a bang this summer, bringing music by day and movies by night to Perth’s Riverside Drive. As part of a nationwide series of events, which are enjoyed by more than 150,000 people across Australia, the Perth leg of the tour will take place on the lawn of

the Ozone Reserve, overlooking the river, from March 19 until April 26 2015.

With live music from an array of Perth’s best up-and-coming artists every Sunday, as well as free ice cream and games as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions – Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will once again be recreating their famously fun and friendly festival vibes.

Melbourne stars Husky, the Sundae Sessions season headliners, will be kick-starting proceedings before a screening of multi-award winning smash hit ‘The Theory of Everything’ at the Charity Launch on March 22. Having toured with the likes of Gotye and Mumford & Sons, the trio are set to perform tracks from their second album ‘Rucker’s Hill’. Tickets to the biggest night of the season are on sale now and all proceeds from ticket sales go to WWF-Australia’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Husky comments,
“We’ve had such an incredible time travelling across the country to celebrate the launch of Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas. With five cities down, we can’t wait rock out with our fans in Perth and end this summer season of music and movies on a high!”Ben & Jerry's openair cinema

The other top musical acts guaranteed to have guests grooving until sundown include the soothing acoustic vibes of Wanderlust, acclaimed folk/indie artist Helen Shanahan and Triple J unearthed talent Simone & Girlfunkle. The mischievous five-piece rock outfit Beside Lights will also be taking to the stage.

Open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the season, films will be shown on a 2K HD digital cinema system and colossal 12m by 6m screen. Complete with Klipsch superior sound and the latest in professional audio technology, moviegoers can look forward to enjoying an alfresco cinema experience like no other. This season has a strictly limited capacity so guests are advised to book ahead to secure their tickets.

Films on offer include an assortment of the latest and greatest new releases, a selection of comedies, drama, cult classics and firm family favourites including:

· Selma – the historical film that has everybody buzzing in Hollywood around awards season! Based on the 1965 Black civil rights voting marches from Selma to Montgomery, with a stellar cast including Oprah Winfrey!
· Frozen Sing-a-Long – sing along to this Academy Award winning musical fantasy about a fearless princess setting off on an unforgettable journey to find her estranged sister.
· The Water Diviner – to commemorate ANZAC day, Openair Cinemas will be showcasing the harrowing story of an Australian Farmer (Russell Crowe) who travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919.
· Fifty Shades of Grey – the highly anticipated film adaption of the infamous erotic romance novel that has swept the globe. Starring Jamie Dornan as the handsome, brilliant and intimidating Mr Christian Grey.
· The Interview – a very special ‘April Fool’s Day’ screening of the controversial political satire comedy that almost didn’t make it to the movies! The film sees lovable funny men Seth Rogen and James Franco star as American journalists who become embroiled in a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Adding a touch of comfort to a night under the stars, deckchairs, bean loungers and blankets can be hired as part of the ticket packages available. Cinemagoers can also opt for a
Volkswagen Polo Class ticket, which includes reserved premium seating with a blanket and cushion for extra film-watching luxury, a drink and a Ben & Jerry’s shortie.

Complementing the entertainment line-up is a fully licensed bar stocked with a wide selection of Giesen Wines, 4 Pines Beers and Rekorderlig Cider and there will also be a mouth-watering range of Delisio pizzas.

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will be cooling down those balmy evenings with a range of legen-dairy flavours and for those who can’t get enough of the sweet stuff, Ben & Jerry’s will be scooping up unlimited free ice cream for every Sundae Session. As always, the Sundae Sessions also include a host of lawn games including Putt Putt, Pick-a-Pat and Giant Cow Jenga.

On top of all this, Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas will be the ultimate place to kickstart the weekend each and every Friday as Aperol Sunsets will see the best local DJs take to the decks to provide the perfect musical backdrop for Aperol Spritz sundowners.

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Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Opening Night Launch feat. Besides Lights
Date: Thursday 19 March 2015

Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sundae Session Charity Launch feat. Husky
Date: Sunday 22 March 2015

Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sundae Session feat. Wanderlust
Date: Sunday 29 March 2015

Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sundae Session feat. Helen Shanahan
Date: Sunday 12 April 2015

Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Sundae Session feat. Wanderlust
Date: Sunday 19 April 2015

Event: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas Closing Night Sundae Session feat. Simone & Girlfunkle
Sunday 26 April 2015

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