What to see at the Brisbane Openair Cinema

Cinema amid the great outdoors is returning to the beautiful South Bank Parklands from 6 October – 19 November! The American Express Openair Cinema has pulled together a fantastic program. Here’s a few movie suggestions to help you plan your night out under the stars.

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Logan Lucky

Brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) attempt to reverse a family curse by planning the heist of the century. Busting out incarcerated, colourful character Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) in the process, this high-octane, clever comedy is set during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. 

The Big Sick 

Hilarious and dramatic rom-com based on the true love story of Kumail, a Pakistan-born comedian and graduate student Emily. Subjected to Emily’s fiery, sassy parents when she falls seriously ill, Kumail battles with his family expectations and ultimately his feelings for the woman he truly loves. 


Atomic Blonde 

Fast-paced action-thriller with stylish visuals and a banging 80’s soundtrack, Charlize Theron stars as fierce MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, sent to Berlin during the Cold War to take down an espionage ring that has murdered a fellow agent. The film also stars James McAvoy as David Percival, the Berlin station chief whom Lorraine begrudgingly aligns with.

The Kingsman: The Golden Circle 

A sequel to the 2015 hit movie, Eggsy is back, this time collaborating with a US spy organization called Statesman to defeat a common enemy. The Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage in a face-paced, cheeky tale which sees Kingman and Statesman band together to save the world.


Captain Underpants 

Based on the best-selling book series comes an animated comedy for the whole family. George (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold (voiced by Ed Helms), are energetic pranksters who in a bid to avoid being separated hypnotise their school principal into believing he’s a dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

The Emoji Movie 

A quirky animated comedy based in Textopolis, the world of emojis living inside your smartphone, following the quest of an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) who just wants to stick to one expression like everyone else.


Dirty Dancing 

Relive the summer of 1963 in a film boasting impressive choreography and a superb soundtrack, teenager Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls for the mysterious, smoldering dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). 

Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Newly engaged Brad and Janet seek refuge in a strange mansion after their car breaks down, spending a night in the company of partygoers in freaky outfits and the mad scientist in residence Dr. Frank N. Furter.

These are but a mere few of the movies screening at American Express Openair Cinema Brisbane. For the full program and more information about the cinema, head to the event website.