Prime your picnic blankets – Moonlight Cinema is returning to Centennial Park’s Belvedere Amphitheatre with a huge line-up of films for the starry summer nights ahead.

Catch everything from new-release blockbusters to Christmas favourites as the season turns silly. Highlights include Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in his disturbing portrayal of the titular Batman villain; Matt Damon and Christian Bale in the true story Ford v Ferrari; and a renaissance role for Jennifer Lopez in the dramedy Hustlers.

As the year comes to a close, get into the Christmas spirit with ubiquitous seasonal screenings such as Love Actually, Home Alone, Elf and Die Hard, as well as the wonderfully corny recent release Last Christmas.

Fancy a comforting classic? Old-school favourites include Dirty Dancing, Bring It On and The Addams Family.

As always, you can BYO alcohol, but there’ll also be a licensed bar whipping up boozy beverages. Bring cheese and charcuterie or pick up hot snacks from the array of food trucks that’ll be on hand. You’ll need to pack doggy treats, though – the cinema is pet-friendly, and the family hound is very much welcome.

For a truly luxe experience under the stars, Moonlight Cinema’s Gold Grass is the ticket. Enjoy prime views and order drinks from the comfort of your very own palatial bean bed.

Tickets and the full program here.

Moonlight Cinema runs from November 28 to March 29.