Moonlight Cinema returns to Centennial Park in December and the first line-up includes 20 advanced screenings and 19 new releases.

This is just the first announcement for the season, with the February to April program still to come.

For December and January there’s a mix of new films, classics and recent releases.

If you haven’t got around to seeing The Girl on the Train yet, it’s on the list, as is Tom Ford’s second film, the unnerving, cinematographic thriller Nocturnal Animals. There’s also Star Wars and Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

For something less intense, there’s Bryan Cranston and James Franco’s new comedy Why Him? or popular classics Grease and Back to the Future.

The cinema will also show Lion, a new Australian film; Brad Pitt’s spy thriller, Allied; sci-fi release Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt; and La La Land – already named as an Oscar favourite, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Moonlight Cinema also has the family covered, with Trolls, Red Dog: True Blue, and animated musical comedy Sing.

You can bring your own food and drinks (including alcohol) but for those without time to plan ahead, there is a fully licensed bar with beer, wine, cider and sparkling wine.

Food trucks will serve up mac’n’cheese balls, salt and pepper squid, sliders and churros, as well as snacks such as popcorn and chocolate.

And remember, the Moonlight Cinema is pet-friendly: Doggie Nights will return this season with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets on Friday December 9.

The Moonlight Cinema runs from December 1, 2016 to April 2, 2017.

Screening times: Dec–Feb: Gates open at 7pm. Screenings start at sundown (approximately 8.30pm) March: Gates open at 6.30pm. Screenings start at sundown (approximately 8pm)

Visit moonlight.com.au for more information.