An open air cinema is coming to Auckland in Feb!

Back by popular demand – the American Express Open Air Cinema series is due to start on next month at Western Springs!

These long balmy Auckland nights call for late night activities – so we've already booked our bean bag, pre-ordered the wine and snacks!

Our biggest challenge now is to choose the perfect flick! And with so many blockbuster movies featuring on the four week schedule, you may find yourself heading along more than once! 

From February 1 - March 4, you can grab your besties and settle in for a night at the flicks, complete with popcorn! 

Here's everything you need to know about American Express' Open Air Cinema: 

Food, glorious food

Satiate your current pizza and wine obsession courtesy of the good sorts at TOTO PIZZA. They'll be serving up our favourite slices every night, and then transporting us to the cobbled streets of Italy with an alfresco style dinner event hosted on three special nights this season.

Hello cocktails!

Featuring a dedicated list of classic summer cocktails (including our cult favourite Aperol Spritz and Frose) we might just find ourselves sipping til our hearts' content on more than once occasion... 

You can bring your doggo

That’s right, the Open Air Cinema is doggo friendly! Your pampered pooch gets the full service VID (Very Important Dog) treatment complete with canine couch and a picnic platter of doggy delights!

What to watch

The range flicks on offer leave us spoilt for choice – everything from the perfect date night film, chick flicks, action and family friendly movies are on this year's programme.

From new releases to cult classics this is one blockbuster line-up that won’t disappoint.

Whether you're keen to be transported to sci-fi heaven with Thor Ragnarok next Saturday, are keen to get cosy with Ryan Gosling in La La Land on Valentine's Day, singing your heart out to The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Feb or be taken on a roller coaster true story Molly’s Game – there's something to please just about every movie buff. 


If you're an American Express Card Member you are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket from the American Express Invites Lounge.

Card Members will get their own lounger, cushion, blanket and a selection of nibbles. 

American Express Card Members also enjoy 15% off selected tickets when purchasing with their cards as well as complimentary blanket hire. Head here for more.  

The American Express Open Air cinema commences on February 1. For the full schedule and to book your bean bag, click here!