With summer comes the outdoor-cinema season, and American Express Openair Cinemas is rolling out to seven locations across the nation.

In Sydney (Pyrmont, Bondi and a to-be-confirmed location in the inner west), Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and the Gold Coast, you can catch new releases such as Beautiful Boy, First Man, Boy Erased and Bad Times at the El Royale, or Christmas-themed flicks such as Elf and Love, Actually. Dirty Dancing is in there for old times’ sake.

General admission gives you access to the screening (plus a rug to spread on the grass), and there’s an option to add loungers or picnic chairs to your ticket, too.

There’s food and drinks available to purchase, though the event is also BYO, so pack your picnic goods. In Melbourne, you’ll be able to get the very excellent woodfired pizzas by Ladro, and Sydneysiders can snack on food by Salt Meats Cheese. 4Pines beer and Pimms cocktails are also available.

Importantly, all screenings are dog-friendly.

Tickets to sessions in most cities are available now. More information here.

November 21 to December 16 – Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont
January 11 to February 17 – inner-west Sydney, location TBC
Bondi – date and location TBC

November 23 to December 16 – Riverbank Lawn

November 29 to December 21 – South Beach Reserve, St Kilda

January 9 to February 17 – location TBC

March 7 to April 14 – Ozone Reserve, East Perth

Gold Coast
March 13 to April 21 – Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta