What’s On: Dec 19 – 26

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From G1 Transformers to Arcade Christmas Parties to Aquaman, we are taking you all the way to the other side of Christmas with our last what’s on for the year. Here is everything happening across Australia for our last this Week in Geek for 2018.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Start your weekend with the Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane with Bad Times at the El Royale. With an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and more this is a big movie that you probably need to be outdoors to see.

In Brisbane until December 22nd is the Brickman Awesome. This ever-changing travelling sideshow of LEGO awesomeness from Australia’s only LEGO Certified Master Builder is one of our favourites for the massive sets that are on display.

All week the Brisbane Racing Club’s Movies on the Green has a Christmas theme and this Wednesday night it’s the tale of casual Santa homicide with The Santa Clause. You can get in for just a gold coin donation after registering but if you want to up the stakes there are plenty of upgrades available.

And also in Christmas Cinemas, there is another at Brisbane‘s South Bank Parklands all this week. The programme has already started but on Wednesday you can watch the film that gave us rules to live by, Gremlins. Being a completely free screening you might want to get there early to get your spot.

Thursday

Thursday in cinemas we get the Transformers movie we always wanted with Bumblee. Check back later this week for our full spoiler-free review but anyone who is a massive G1 fan should love this.

Also in Cinemas this week is, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Ahead of the official January 24th release the latest instalment of the Dragon Ball franchise is coming to limited Event Cinemas around the country with a limited number of screenings. Check out your local for screening details near you.

And the Brisbane Racing Club’s Movies on the Green continues with the arguably one of the best Muppet movies, A Muppet Christmas Carol this Thursday. It’s still just a dollar coin to register but we recommend one of the upgrades. Also, who are we kidding, all the Muppet Movies are the best Muppet movies.

Brisbane‘s South Bank Parklands free Christmas Cinema also continues on Thursday with its programme of all the Christmas movies you could want. On this Thursday? Will Ferrel’s Elf. And if you want to kick up the luxury a notch Elf is also playing at the Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema.

Friday

Friday Netflix brings another big blockbuster films first to the small screen and this time it is with Sandra Bullock. From the same vein as the Quiet Place is Bird Box. A mysterious force has come to earth and anyone who sees it is killed, so Sandra Bullock and her children make the journey across country blindfolded. If Evil Knievel can jump the grand canyon like that then…

If you need to get out of the house then the Brisbane Pop Culture Monthly meetup is having its December meet this Friday for a Merry Geek Christmas. It’s Secret Santa themed so make sure if you plan to attend you pick up something for under $20 from Zing or maybe Zombster to put under the tree. The ‘Most Popular Podcast’ will also be recording on the night as it goes down at the Brisbane Square Library

And the final movie at the Brisbane Racing Club’s Movies on the Green this week is… The Polar Express. Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis (did you know he also directed Forrest Gump on top of writing Back to the Future?) what more could you want for the Friday night before Christmas? It’s still just a gold coin for basic access to the movie with upgrades available.

And over at the Brisbane South Bank Parklands free Christmas Cinema on Friday, you have the Avengers of the holidays in Rise of the Guardians. It’s still free, but on a Friday you definitely want to be there early if you plan on watching this one with a good spot.

Update – The Palace Cinema on James Street in Brisbane is putting on a screening of Die Hard this Friday night. It’s less than a week until Christmas, of course you are going to watch Die Hard but this way it will be on a big screen.

Saturday

Got Foxtel? Then you have everything you need for DuckTails Season Two kicking off this Saturday morning. Seriously, the first season of this reboot with David Tennant has been excellent and we are definitely ready for more.

Didn’t make it to the Polar Express last night at Movies on the Green? That’s ok you can make it to South Bank Parklands in Brisbane on Saturday for the 2nd last of the Christmas Cinema (and it’s still free).

You didn’t think there would be just one outdoor cinema playing Christmas movies, did you? The Event Cinema Moonlight cinemas on Saturday will let you get your Disney on with a screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in Brisbane.

And finally for Christmas in Brisbane, you didn’t think there wouldn’t be a very Netherworld Christmas party, did you? It’s happening this Saturday with everything you want from a Christmas Party. Bring a wrapped can of beer and exchange it for another in the Secret Santa Pit, Drink Eggnog, get a family portrait done to support the Indooroopilly Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Group and pick up a limited edition Xmas enamel pin.

Sunday

On Sunday on Netflix for anyone who does not have fond childhood memories is the remake into a series of Watership Down. If you are not familiar with Watership Down just google “animated movies that scarred children for life”.

Want to get one more Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane before it closes until Boxing Day? Get some Christmas feels with the latest release (still in Cinemas) The Grinch. As always tickets are available via the Event Cinema site.

And the final Christmas Cinema at South Bank Parklands in Brisbane is the Die Hard of PG Christmas movies – Home Alone. It’s free but it’s the last night and a Sunday so get there early if you want a good spot, Ya Filthy Animals.

Update – Miss that Die Hard screening at the Palace in Brisbane? There is another this Sunday at Bunyapa Park in Brisbane‘s West End. It’s free but it’s for Anti-Poverty QLD so all donations on the night go to them (in case you want to save someone else’s Christmas while John McClane saves yours)

Bonus Boxing Day Wednesday

And we are taking what’s on all the way through to Boxing Day this week because there are a lot of massive movies coming out. Return to Atlantis with Aquaman, Break the Internet with Wreck-It-Ralph or solve a mystery with Holmes and Watson. You can check out our spoiler-free reviews to help you decide what to see today but Boxing Day was made for tons of movies and air conditioning, so enjoy!

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Before we go too far, don’t forget the new Star Wars Identities Exhibition is still on at the Sydney Powerhouse right now and running through to June. We will be doing a walkthrough of the exhibition soon but don’t let that stop you from getting there yourself.

Start your weekend with the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney with Bad Times at the El Royale. With an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and more this is a big movie that you probably need to be outdoors to see.

Thursday

Thursday in cinemas we get the Transformers movie we always wanted with Bumblee. Check back later this week for our full spoiler-free review but anyone who is a massive G1 fan should love this.

Also in Cinemas this week is, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Ahead of the official January 24th release the latest instalment of the Dragon Ball franchise is coming to limited Event Cinemas around the country with a limited number of screenings. Check out your local for screening details near you.

And Event Cinemas Outdoor Cinema in Sydney continues this Thursday to fill that Christmas shaped hole in your soul with Will Ferrel’s Elf. What is a Christmas shaped hole? Probably a Christmas tree or maybe a Gingerbread person, really you are thinking much too deeply about this. Tickets as always are available via the Event Cinemas site.

Friday

Friday Netflix brings another big blockbuster films first to the small screen and this time it is with Sandra Bullock. From the same vein as the Quiet Place is Bird Box. A mysterious force has come to earth and anyone who sees it is killed, so Sandra Bullock and her children make the journey across country blindfolded. If Evil Knievel can jump the grand canyon like that then…

The Sydney Palace Cinemas wraps up it’s 666 Friday Horror/Thriller marathon this Friday with their final film – Better Watch Out. This Christmas themed horror from 2017 adds to the Holiday Slasher/Horror genre and you can see it this week.

Saturday

Got Foxtel? Then you have everything you need for DuckTails Season Two kicking off this Saturday morning. Seriously, the first season of this reboot with David Tennant has been excellent and we are definitely ready for more.

It’s Christmas Gaming at the 1989 Arcade and Bar in Sydney this Saturday for the Freeplay Arcade Christmas Party at ’89. If you aren’t having your own work Christmas Party then cheap drinks and all the arcades are set to free play makes for the best Christmas Party ever.

Didn’t get to see Elf on Thursday at the Moonlight Cinema? Your second chance is at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney this Saturday for their classic cinema series. You can also catch it on Sunday.

Not enough Christmas for you? The Event Cinema Moonlight cinemas on Saturday will let you get your Disney on with a screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in Sydney.

Sunday

Want to get one more Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema in Sydney before it closes until Boxing Day? Get some Christmas feels with the latest release (still in Cinemas) The Grinch. As always tickets are available via the Event Cinema site.

And finish your week (and lead up to Christmas) with the only way we know how to before December 25, with Terrorists taking over Nakatomi Plaza and lone cop John McClane is the only one to stop them. Playing the original 35mm at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney this Sunday for one session only, get your tickets for Die Hard at the Ritz Cinema site.

Bonus Boxing Day Wednesday

And we are taking what’s on all the way through to Boxing Day this week because there are a lot of massive movies coming out. Return to Atlantis with Aquaman, Break the Internet with Wreck-It-Ralph or solve a mystery with Holmes and Watson. You can check out our spoiler-free reviews to help you decide what to see today but Boxing Day was made for tons of movies and air conditioning, so enjoy!

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

Before we go too far this week we want to give a quick shoutout to a few of the exhibitions currently on at ACMI in Federation Square in Melbourne. Right now ACMI is playing host to a behind the scenes exhibition of the ABC Sci-Fi show Cleverman, the VR Superhero Exhibition Realities Collide and still fresh from Melbourne International Games Week the Games Lab is still up for you to get your game on. Oh, and did we mention all of these are free?

Start your weekend with the Moonlight Cinema in Melbourne with Bad Times at the El Royale. With an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and more this is a big movie that you probably need to be outdoors to see.

Need a full week of Christmas movies instead? Head to the Lido in Melbourne on Wednesday for the definitive holiday film – Die Hard. Playing for one session only this week, you can enjoy your Christmas tradition on the big screen.

Thursday

Thursday in cinemas we get the Transformers movie we always wanted with Bumblee. Check back later this week for our full spoiler-free review but anyone who is a massive G1 fan should love this.

The American Express Open Air Cinema is still on in Melbourne this week and if you have not seen the next instalment in the Pottermore Universe you can get some tickets for The Crimes of Grindelwald. Tickets for Fantastic Beasts 2 are available through the website but it’s Christmas week, why not treat yourself to one of the upgrade options.

And Event Cinemas Outdoor Cinema in Melbourne continues this Thursday to fill that Christmas shaped hole in your soul with Will Ferrel’s Elf. What is a Christmas shaped hole? Probably a Christmas tree or maybe a Gingerbread person, really you are thinking much too deeply about this. Tickets as always are available via the Event Cinemas site.

Friday

Friday Netflix brings another big blockbuster films first to the small screen and this time it is with Sandra Bullock. From the same vein as the Quiet Place is Bird Box. A mysterious force has come to earth and anyone who sees it is killed, so Sandra Bullock and her children make the journey across country blindfolded. If Evil Knievel can jump the grand canyon like that then…

Not enough Christmas for you? The American Express Open Cinemas on Friday will let you get your Disney on with a screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in Melbourne.

Saturday

Got Foxtel? Then you have everything you need for DuckTails Season Two kicking off this Saturday morning. Seriously, the first season of this reboot with David Tennant has been excellent and we are definitely ready for more.

Update – We nearly missed the Couchwarriors Crossup this weekend! Register for the main tournament for Dragon Ball FighterZ and you could claim a ticket to Dragon Ball World Finals, a trophy signifying 7th Dragon Ball on Earth, and share in $5,000. OR if you have been wrecking all your friends in Smash Bros the inaugural Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament is also happening for you to challenge the best around. Full details are on the Couchwarriors official event

Miss every sold-out session of Alien and Aliens playing back to back at the Melbourne IMAX this year? Saturday might be your lucky day as they are playing again for one session only. Playing back to back from 6:00 PM make sure you don’t hesitate to pick up tickets this time.

Also if you missed out on The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Friday you have another chance to see it this Saturday in Melbourne. Playing at the Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinemas, grab your tickets online so you don’t miss out again.

Sunday

Celebrate Christmas this Sunday night the only way we know how to before December 25, with Terrorists taking over Nakatomi Plaza and lone cop John McClane is the only one to stop them. Playing on the biggest screen in town, the Melbourne IMAX is letting you see the original Die Hard this weekend but not only this Sunday they also have a special Christmas Eve session too!

Want to get one more Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema in Melbourne before it closes until Boxing Day? Get some Christmas feels with the latest release (still in Cinemas) The Grinch. As always tickets are available via the Event Cinema site.

Bonus Boxing Day Wednesday

And we are taking what’s on all the way through to Boxing Day this week because there are a lot of massive movies coming out. Return to Atlantis with Aquaman, Break the Internet with Wreck-It-Ralph or solve a mystery with Holmes and Watson. You can check out our spoiler-free reviews to help you decide what to see today but Boxing Day was made for tons of movies and air conditioning, so enjoy!

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Start your weekend with the Moonlight Cinema in Adelaide with Bad Times at the El Royale. With an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and more this is a big movie that you probably need to be outdoors to see.

Thursday

Thursday in cinemas we get the Transformers movie we always wanted with Bumblee. Check back later this week for our full spoiler-free review but anyone who is a massive G1 fan should love this.

Also in Cinemas this week is, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Ahead of the official January 24th release the latest instalment of the Dragon Ball franchise is coming to limited Event Cinemas around the country with a limited number of screenings. Check out your local for screening details near you.

And Event Cinemas Outdoor Cinema in Adelaide continues this Thursday to fill that Christmas shaped hole in your soul with Will Ferrel’s Elf. What is a Christmas shaped hole? Probably a Christmas tree or maybe a Gingerbread person, really you are thinking much too deeply about this. Tickets as always are available via the Event Cinemas site.

Friday

Friday Netflix brings another big blockbuster films first to the small screen and this time it is with Sandra Bullock. From the same vein as the Quiet Place is Bird Box. A mysterious force has come to earth and anyone who sees it is killed, so Sandra Bullock and her children make the journey across country blindfolded. If Evil Knievel can jump the grand canyon like that then…

Saturday

Got Foxtel? Then you have everything you need for DuckTails Season Two kicking off this Saturday morning. Seriously, the first season of this reboot with David Tennant has been excellent and we are definitely ready for more.

Not enough Christmas for you? The Event Cinema Moonlight cinemas on Saturday will let you get your Disney on with a screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in Adelaide.

Sunday

Want to get one more Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema in Adelaide before it closes until Boxing Day? Get some Christmas feels with the latest release (still in Cinemas) The Grinch. As always tickets are available via the Event Cinema site.

Bonus Boxing Day Wednesday

And we are taking what’s on all the way through to Boxing Day this week because there are a lot of massive movies coming out. Return to Atlantis with Aquaman, Break the Internet with Wreck-It-Ralph or solve a mystery with Holmes and Watson. You can check out our spoiler-free reviews to help you decide what to see today but Boxing Day was made for tons of movies and air conditioning, so enjoy!

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Start your weekend with the Moonlight Cinema in Perth with Bad Times at the El Royale. With an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jeff Bridges and more this is a big movie that you probably need to be outdoors to see.

For anyone who needs a helping of ‘Dude’ to get them through the lead up to Christmas… you can catch The Big Lebowski as it plays at the Rooftop Cinema in Perth. Tickets as always are available via the official site but expect them to go quick.

Thursday

Thursday in cinemas we get the Transformers movie we always wanted with Bumblee. Check back later this week for our full spoiler-free review but anyone who is a massive G1 fan should love this.

Also in Cinemas this week is, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Ahead of the official January 24th release the latest instalment of the Dragon Ball franchise is coming to limited Event Cinemas around the country with a limited number of screenings. Check out your local for screening details near you.

If you have not seen the next instalment in the Pottermore Universe you can get some tickets for The Crimes of Grindelwald this week at the Rooftop Movies in PerthTickets for Fantastic Beasts 2 are available through the website along with everything else playing this week.

And Event Cinemas Outdoor Cinema in Perth continues this Thursday to fill that Christmas shaped hole in your soul with Will Ferrel’s Elf. What is a Christmas shaped hole? Probably a Christmas tree or maybe a Gingerbread person, really you are thinking much too deeply about this. Tickets as always are available via the Event Cinemas site.

Friday

Friday Netflix brings another big blockbuster films first to the small screen and this time it is with Sandra Bullock. From the same vein as the Quiet Place is Bird Box. A mysterious force has come to earth and anyone who sees it is killed, so Sandra Bullock and her children make the journey across country blindfolded. If Evil Knievel can jump the grand canyon like that then…

Saturday

Got Foxtel? Then you have everything you need for DuckTails Season Two kicking off this Saturday morning. Seriously, the first season of this reboot with David Tennant has been excellent and we are definitely ready for more.

Celebrate Christmas this Saturday night the only way we know how to before December 25, with Terrorists taking over Nakatomi Plaza and lone cop John McClane is the only one to stop them in Die Hard. Playing at both the Rooftop Movies and Rooftop Cinema in Perth don’t delay on getting tickets before they sell out. UPDATE: It sold out, both of them

Not enough Christmas for you? The Event Cinema Moonlight cinemas on Saturday will let you get your Disney on with a screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in Perth.

Sunday

And the final Rooftop Cinema in Perth is the Die Hard of PG Christmas movies – Home Alone. Every other session of this has sold out so don’t delay if you want tickets Ya Filthy Animals. UPDATE: It sold out

Want to get one more Event Cinemas Moonlight Cinema in Perth before it closes until Boxing Day? Get some Christmas feels with the latest release (still in Cinemas) The Grinch. As always tickets are available via the Event Cinema site.

Bonus Boxing Day Wednesday

And we are taking what’s on all the way through to Boxing Day this week because there are a lot of massive movies coming out. Return to Atlantis with Aquaman, Break the Internet with Wreck-It-Ralph or solve a mystery with Holmes and Watson. You can check out our spoiler-free reviews to help you decide what to see today but Boxing Day was made for tons of movies and air conditioning, so enjoy!

Heading out or catching up? Did we miss anything? As always tell us in the comments below or maybe drop us a line