Black Barn OpenAir Cinema – A Festival of Film under the Stars
Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 12th OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2015 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. The NZ Mountain Film Festival will again be a cornerstone with its selection of amazing outdoor and extreme sport shorts. Whilst the rest of the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety, including some of NZ’s finest, to satisfy a broad range of movie appetites. The crowd pleasers of the last season were the near sold-out screenings of ‘The Dark Horse’, “What We Do In The Shadows’, ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ and the marvellous movie going experiences of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The Book Thief’.
The 15/16 season will run over nine nights from December 27 to 30, 2015 and from January 2 to 6, 2016.
‘Hawke’s Bay is climatically and culturally perfectly suited. The past ten seasons have proven extremely successful. Patrons love the experience of watching movies on a big screen nestled in the picturesque vineyard setting of the Black Barn amphitheatre.’ Urs Blum, the event director, states. ‘The amphitheatre is purpose built for performances and has quickly gained a reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest out-door venues, welcoming international performers such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Malvina Major, and big acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop and the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour.
The amphitheatre has great acoustics, good sight lines, the best of technology installed, and offers (sunset) views over the Hawke’s Bay plains that are to die for.
Moviegoers can relax on grassed terraces, sipping a glass of wine with friends, enjoying a nibble from the onsite caterers or bringing their own picnic whilst watching the sun set over Hawke’s Bay. It is the ultimate outdoor experience: great movies, great picture quality, great sound, great food, and great company – all under the stars.’
Patrons are able to print their own tickets from the website – up to 5pm on the night. Gift tickets are an ideal Christmas present. They are valid for any movie and are available online until December 24.
Admission (please check movie ratings before buying a ticket):
Online: Gift Tickets adults $ 18 / children $ 10 (5-12 yrs) – plus service fee (only available until December 24)
Online: Adults $ 18 / Children $ 10 (5-12 yrs) – plus service fee
Gate: Adults $ 20 / Children $ 10 (5-12 yrs)
The full programme, the print-your-own-ticket facility as well as movie and venue details will be available on the Black Barn website from mid November onwards.
Photo by Tom Burstyn.
Where: Black Barn Vineyards, Black Barn Rd, Havelock North
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