The dogs were out, the popcorn was in abundance and the crowds lapped up the balmy evening at the opening night of the American Express OpenAir Cinemas in Canberra on Thursday.
Heart-warming new release movie Wonder proved a hit with the gathered crowds and family groups.
The movie starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson even provided something for the dogs in the audience, with the family dog Daisy adding some onscreen doggie drama.
Held on the Patrick White Lawns near the National Library of Australia, the festival-style events run until February 25 and include live music, DJ performances and food stalls.
On Thursday night singer ALOÏSE wowed the crowd with her beautiful voice and original compositions.
This year’s movie program is an exciting mix of box office hits, highly-anticipated new releases and cult classics.
Below are some photos from the fun and action on the opening night.