Big Screen on the Green to Feature the Most Romantic Valentine Date Movie

There’s a good chance you’ve seen one of the most popular and most romantic Valentine date movies ever made. But if you’re up for a walk down memory lane — with your partner, friends, or teenage kids — pack a picnic blanket and some pillows, and then head down to the Eagle Farm Racecourse for Big Screen on the Green on Friday, the 14th of February 2020.

“Pretty Woman,” the blockbuster film that catapulted Julia Roberts to international stardom, will be screening at Big Screen on the Green for Valentine’s. There’s no better way to enjoy this ultimate ’90s romantic comedy but on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere during the most romantic night of the year! 

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For an unforgettable Valentine’s, don’t stress over packing some picnic snacks for Big Screen on the Green. 

You can dine under the stars, treat your loved one, or share a wonderful night with your best friend with a set of food packages for a relaxing and filling night. Each food package is good for two people.

Charcuterie Hamper Package Gourmet hamper including artisan charcuterie, cured & smoked salumeria, farmhouse cheeses, potted pâté, homemade dip, lavosh, breads, espresso martini chocolate opera cake, French-style macaron & chocolate dipped strawberries
Seafood Hamper PackageGourmet hamper including fresh Noosa prawns, 8 Tassie natural oysters, gin & kaffir lime-cured salmon, crusty baguette, farmhouse cheese, piccalilli, espresso martini chocolate opera cake, French-style macaron & chocolate dipped strawberries
Galentine’s Hamper PackageGourmet hamper including three-cheese pumpkin & chive Portuguese savoury tartlet, ribbon New York deli sandwich w Dijon mustard & cress, prosciutto-wrapped strawberry, smoked salmon, triple crème brie, espresso martini chocolate opera, French-style macaron, Turkish delight

Alternatively, you can go big on your romantic gesture with a decadent three-course meal, which comes with a bottle of wine and a long-stemmed rose. You and your date will be seated at a premiere romantic spot with a good view of the movie. 

Book your seats to this fun, romantic evening via Brisbane Racing Club. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. but the movie will begin as soon as it gets dark. In the event of a shower or thunderstorm, there are covered seatings available with good vantage points of the screen as well. 

Big Screen on the Green in Ascot Lines Up 4 Christmas Movies

Did you know that watching Christmas movies produce “feel good” hormones that shift your mental state from sad to happy? If you’re fond of viewing classic holiday films you’ve loved as a child over and over, then you’ll likely enjoy it more on a 44-metre-long outdoor screen at the Big Screen on the Green in Ascot. 

This Christmas season, Brisbane’s best open-air entertainment site at the Eagle Farm Racecourse is lining up four Christmas movies you can enjoy with your family and friends. Cuddle up on the ground with your kids, relive the nostalgia and relish in the company as you get into Christmas spirit with these films:

Monday, 16 DecElf 
Starring Will Ferrell, Zoey Deschanel
A human adopted by Santa Claus meets his biological father in New York.
Tuesday, 17 DecPolar Express
Featuring the voice of Tom Hanks
Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, the film is about a young boy who discovers a mysterious train heading to the North Pole.
Wednesday, 18 DecHow the Grinch Stole Christmas
Starring Jim Carrey
A vengeful green being plots an elaborate plan to destroy Christmas for one whole town.
Thursday, 19 DecHome Alone
Starring Macaulay Caulkin
An 8-year-old boy accidentally left by his family for the holidays must protect his home from intruders.

Movie time promptly starts at 7:00 p.m., but if you get to the venue by 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to heaps of fun activities like a Christmas sing-a-long and face painting. Santa Claus is also set to make a special appearance before the movie starts. 

Each pre-registered ticket to Big Screen on the Green comes with a FREE Frozen Fanta and Santa’s helpful elves will bring your pre-ordered snacks or dinner. 

For an even cosier time watching the movie on the big screen, you may bring your own picnic blankets, cushions or seats to set up your best spot at the lawn. However, you may also rent out these items at the venue on a first-in, first-served basis. 

Ascot’s Big Screen On the Green to Run ‘The Shining’ for Halloween Night

Dare your friends or family to watch a horror flick on Halloween night at the Big Screen on The Green in Ascot. For a frightful but fun evening, this open-air entertainment site at the Brisbane Racing Club is going to run Stephen King’s “The Shining,” on Thursday, the 31st of Oct 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

If you haven’t seen this film before, then prepare to be scared out of wits. “The Shining” and its star Jack Nicholson, as the villain Jack Torrence, have been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the top thrilling movies and intimidating villains in 100 years of film history. 

If you’ve watched “The Shining” before, relieve the experience as it is featured in one of the largest screens in the southern hemisphere. The movie’s scenes and villain are sure to raise the hair on your back or leave your heart beating fast.

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Bring your own blankets or bean bags so you’ll be comfortable while watching the film at Big Screen on the Green. Alternatively, you may also hire picnic blankets, warm blankets or bean bags ranging from $5 to $12.

Food and drinks will be sold at the venue including alcoholic beverages and wine, as you can’t bring or pack your own. 

To book your tickets to this Halloween Big Screen on the Green event, visit the official site and select the package most suited for your preference. 

Watch Christmas Movies on Ascot’s Big Screen on the Green

Did you know that the biggest screen in the Southern hemisphere is in Ascot?

Located at Ascot’s Eagle Farm Racecourse, Big Screen on the Green is embracing the festive spirit with a great line-up of classic Christmas movies.

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From Monday, 17 December 2018 to Friday, 21 December 2018, Eagle Farm Racecourse is going to be filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Prior to the movie screening, several free activities such as face painting, Christmas carols playing, and a meet-and-greet with Santa will be up for the whole family to enjoy.

Have a great picnic on the lawn whilst viewing the Christmas movies on the screen. BYO food and beverages are not allowed in the event, however, there will be plenty of options on the night.

Picnic hampers will also be available for purchase. All you got to do is bring your own bean bags, cushions, blankets or rugs.

Admission and Package Inclusions

General Admission requires a gold coin donation on the day of the event (located on the public lawn). You may pre-register your attendance to receive a free Frozen Fanta (orange or red) on arrival. Food and beverage available for purchase.

The Movie Pack costs $10 per person and includes the following:

  • Access to Eagle Farm Racecourse and the Public Lawn
  • A large Popcorn
  • Beverage (your choice of a glass of house wine/sparkling, house beer or a non-alcoholic beverage)

Big Screen on the Green Movie Schedules

Elf – Rated PG

Monday, 17, December 2018

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General Admission

Movie Pack $10 per person

Buy Hamper Pack for $20 – $85

Home Alone – Rated PG

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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General Admission

Movie Pack $10 per person

Buy Hamper Pack for $20 – $85

The Santa Clause – Rated PG

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

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General Admission

Movie Pack $10 per person

Buy Hamper Pack for $20 – $85

The Muppet Christmas Carol – Rated G

Thursday, 20 December 2018

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General Admission

Movie Pack $10 per person

Buy Hamper Pack for $20 – $85

Polar Express – Rated G

Friday, 21 December 2018

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General Admission

Movie Pack $10 per person

Buy Hamper Pack for $20 – $85



Revive Romance by Watching “10 Things I Hate About You” Under the Stars On Valentine’s Day

I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.

I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.

I hate your big, dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind.

I hate you so much it makes me sick — It even makes me rhyme.

I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie.

I hate it when you make me laugh — Even worse when you make me cry.

I hate it when you’re not around. And the fact that you didn’t call.

But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you — Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

– Kat’s poem  to Patrick

Nineteen years ago, everyone fell in love with an American romantic comedy film that modernised William Shakespeare’s late 16th century comedy “The Taming of the Shrew.” Everyone rooted for bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) when he wooed uptight Kat (Julia Stiles) to be his date for the prom.

At the time, everyone was reciting the poem that Kat recited for Patrick.

Credit: Raphaella Grego YouTube

Before Heath Ledger became the appalling Joker in The Dark Knight, he was once this high school heartthrob and the brooding type who sang “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”

Credit: Raphaella Grego YouTube

On the 14th of February, everyone will have a chance to relive the romantic thrill of the film together with their loved ones as Big Screen on the Green presents “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. People are advised to bring picnic blankets. After all, nothing could be dreamier than watching Kat and Patrick’s romantic banter once again whilst under the stars, sitting hand in hand with one’s sweethearts.

Different package options are available for the event. One of these includes reserved seating at a romantic styled table in a private area, bottled red wine, and a long stem rose. To choose from the different dating options, click here.

Big Screen on the Green is located at 230 Lancaster Road.