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Moonlight cinema goes green!


MOONLIGHT CINEMA HAS LONG BEEN an advocate for enjoying the great outdoors, perhaps not surprising given that all Moonlight Cinema venues are situated in botanical gardens and parklands around Australia. This year, ACF is entering its fourth season as the environment partner of Moonlight Cinema.

"ACF plays an important role in advising us of environmental initiatives and best practice operations for our naturally air-conditioned outdoor cinemas," says Simon Bogle, Event Director at Moonlight Cinema.

From the outset, Moonlight Cinema's eco footprint has been comparatively less than regular cinemas given that energy bills do not extend to indoor heating and cooling.

Moonlight Cinema is committed to further minimising the environmental impact of the season through a number of measures, including:

* A waste management plan that involves recyclable items being separated by customers and disposed of in identified recycling bins,

* Printing all promotional materials on 100 per cent recycled paper stock

* Providing vinyl directional signage to companies for recycling the material as bags and other items

This year, Moonlight Cinema will introduce tips from ACF's GreenHome sustainable living program on the venue pages of the Moonlight website as well as at the venues.

A discounted eco-ticket price encouraging the use of public transport to and from Moonlight was trialled last season in Brisbane and will be extended to all venues in 2009.


Moonlight Cinema's 2009/2010 season runs from November 2009 to March 2010 in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. For full program details, visit

Discount Moonlight Cinema tickets for ACF Members!

Moonlight Cinemas are offering ACF members concession tickets throughout the entire Moonlight Cinema season. Please take the voucher on page 21 to the Moonlight Cinema box office to buy your tickets at this exclusive discounted price. Please note that discounted tickets cannot be purchased online.

What is Moonlight Cinema?

In its thirteenth season, Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema remains the original and dominant presence in the outdoor cinema landscape. The only national outdoor cinema operation in Australia, Moonlight screens new release, classic and cult films in iconic, centrally located parklands in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide during a three month summer season. More than just an outdoor cinema, and with a combined capacity of 10,000 across all five cities, Moonlight is an entertainment event with a festival-like atmosphere in an unrivalled setting.

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Author:McMillan, Sara
Publication:Habitat Australia
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Oct 1, 2009
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