Here at The Urban List, we're all about making life easier, so we've teamed up with our pals at Bingle to bring you this super simple guide to pimping your Moonlight Cinema experience.
You might think your night at the Moonlight Cinema couldn’t possibly get any better—kicking back under the stars with your big spoon, or your mates, sounds pretty good to us. But what about the rest of the night? The before, the after, even the during? With so many possibilities and so little time to get organised, we’ve teamed up with our pals at Bingle to bring you this super simple, easy, why-didn’t-we-think-of-that guide to help you continue being the winner at life that you were born to be and have the best night out humanly possible. Enjoy.
1. Eat Something Beforehand, Whydontacha?
The great thing about the Moonlight Cinemas is how many delicious eats there are nearby. You can walk, cycle, Uber, whatever, and get your night off to the right start at one of these fine establishments in the area. Brigade Dining is open every night of the week dishing up local Australian produce while Sura by Ku is adding some Korean-Japanese fusion to the Woollahra end of Oxford Street daily. Or, if you need to get those steps up, the Bellevue in Paddington plates up a mixture of classy dishes and good ol’ fashioned burgers for hungry punters just like you.
2. Get Creative With BYO
Did you know the Moonlight Cinemas are BYO food, and, better yet, BYO booze? *insert happy dance here* With much-needed merry making in mind, why not check out Corkscrew Cellars on Oxford Street for some vino and, while you’re at it, pick up some snacks to pimp your picnic basket with supplies at Thomas Dux grocer, deli faves at Alimentari, and throw in some chocolates for good measure at Just William Chocolates.
3. Set Up Your Space
Whether it’s a romantic night for two or a group date, it’s best practice to get there early and plan your space. You need to think about the important things, like where to sit, and whether it’s the screen or your date you want to stare at. A little planning early on will make a whole lotta difference come show time! Bring a rug that’s big enough to share and don’t forget your pillow. Things can get a little chilly in the open air, so do BYO blanket, too.
4. Order Take-Away
For those of you who still struggle getting organised and out the door, why not order some take away and meet your delivery at the gate, or, better yet, head to the Moonlight Cinemas via a detour to your favourite takeaway joint. For convenience and deliciousness’ sake it’s worth checking out the Oxford Street Chicken Shop next door to The Paddington, or grab a pizza to go from Big Mama’s Trattoria Italiana on Moncur Street.
5. Don't Forget Last Drinks
You’ve kicked back under the stars, the credits are rolling, you’ve tucked in to some snacks and now you’re ready to kick on. But to where, you ask? Love an old faithful? Try the Royal Hotel, The London, or the Paddington Inn. Or, if you find yourself with a second case of the munchies, Burger Liquor Lobster never lets the team down, while Italian Bar is ideal for an aperitivo and some charcuterie. Whatever you get up to it’s always a good bet to wind up the night at the Woollahra Hotel’s roof top terrace.
6. Upgrade Your Evening At The Stables
For one night only on 3 February, 20 lucky cinema goers (this could be you!) will have the chance to be upgraded to The Stables, Bingle’s ultimate pimped out VIP area complete with cozy blankets and general good vibes. To win a spot for yourself keep an eye out for the giant ‘Pin The Tail On The Horse’ board doing the rounds on the night to win entry to The Stables, and other awesome prizes!
Image credit: Moonlight Cinemas
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