Open Air Cinema - LION

Watch the award-winning Aussie gem, under the stars at The University of Queensland.

Join in the festival spirit! As part of the City2South, an open air cinema screening of the new and extended version of Lion will take place at The University of Queensland on June 3.

City2South participants receive a $5 discount per ticket.

Gates open at 5:00pm, movie starts at 6:00pm. Tickets sales are now closed.

The Open Air Cinema will take place at the Natural Amphitheatre. 

Rolling Stone Mobile Woodfire Pizza available onsite. Strictly NO alcohol is to be brought on site by patrons. 

Ticket Type Full Price With Race Entry Discount
Adult $20 $15
Concession $15 $10

*Concession tickets are valid for students, seniors, concession card holders and all kids aged 5 -17 (children aged 4 and under come for free and do not need a ticket). Please make sure you can present concession card or proof of age at box office.

*You will receive the discount code upon completion of your City2South registration. 

About Lion (PG)

A five-year-old boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. Saroo (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) must learn to survive alone, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Adapted from Saroo’s autobiographical novel “A Long Way Home” by AFI Award winning screenwriter Luke Davies (Candy, Life) and the feature film debut of Emmy nominated Australian director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake, Love My Way), this is a very special extended screening, so be sure to get down early to nab the best spots on the lawn!

As enthralling as it is emotional.” – Hollywood Reporter

Ditch the cynicism; take the Kleenex.” – Us Weekly