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Opel Moonlight Cinema - New ARGO

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Watch Argo,a dramatic thriller starring Ben Affleck under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema in New Farm Park at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Arrive early (gates open at 6pm and movie starts at approx. 7pm) and lounge on a bean bed ($7 hire) whilst munching on your own BYO picnic or select something yummy from their reasonably priced fully licensed kitchen (no BYO alcohol).

We will meet at 5.30pm at the Watt Restaurant + Bar @119 Lamington Street by the river at the Brisbane Power House. We will be in the park/lounge area outdoors near the big red sculpture. From there we will head over to the theatre to go in when gates open at 6pm. We will relax, chat, eat and drink at the Moonlight Cinema before the movie starts at 7pm. (tickets are $12 and can be purchased at: If you arrive after 6pm you will have to ring me on 0414 015 707 to find out where we are sitting.

Ben Affleck stars and directs this dramatic thriller centred on a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist who devises a dangerous method to free six Americans from the apex of the Iranian revolution. Also stars Bryan Cranston (Drive), John Goodman (The Artist) and Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One).
Based on real events as depicted by Joshuah Bearman’s article Escape From Tehran. In 1997, Antonio Mendez (played by Affleck) was honoured as one of the 50 greatest spies in CIA history. Mendez created a plan to covertly evacuate the group of Americans diplomats that fled the US embassy in Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Able to convince Iran that the six hostages were members of a movie crew who were scouting the area for a film titled Argo, the hostages attempted an escape with their fake identities.

Brisbane’s Opel Moonlight Cinema is located in New Farm Park at Brisbane Powerhouse. Enter the cinema via Lamington Street or Brunswick Street.

Here is a link for info on getting there:

Seating arrangements? A limited number of bean beds are available for hire at the venue. Prices are $7. Alternatively you can bring low beach chairs (without legs), cushions, blankets and rugs. If you need to bring a chair, you will be directed to sit behind all other patrons at the cinema.


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