Black Barn Amphitheatre Open Air Cinema

Black Barn Amphitheatre, Black Barn Road, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

The Black Barn Amphitheatre OpenAir Cinema is back for the 15th year with an exceptional line up of films. The amphitheatre at Black Barn is the perfect venue offering wonderful views, generous seating and a unique atmosphere. 

Thursday 27 December - Earth: One Amazing Day
An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in film making technology bring you up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters.

Friday 28 December - Ocean's 8
Five years, eight months, twelve days: upon her release from prison, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean puts together a team of unstoppable female crooks to pull off the heist of the century.

Saturday 29 December - Mamma Mia! Here we go again
Join the celebration, sing along, dance, and discover how it all began! Ten years after Mamma Mia! premiered, you are invited back to the Greek island to discover Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie.

Sunday 30 December - Talking Heads: Stop making sense
30th Anniversary Remastered Edition. Stop Making Sense is director Jonathan Demme's ground-breaking concert film that captures the enormous energy and joyous highs of the 1984 live performance of Talking Heads, packed with their most memorable songs. Wall-to-wall music, beautiful cinematography and the legendary 'Big Suit' make this "the greatest concert movie ever" (Rolling Stone).

Wednesday 2 January - Andy Iron: Kissed by God
A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.” He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue-collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise.

Thursday 3 January - Three Billboards...
Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell give Oscar-winning performances in this darkly comic crime mystery from the writer-director of In Bruges, following a mother who is fed up with her daughter's murder case having gone unsolved for months. To kick things back into gear, she buys billboard space in her small town and slams the local law enforcement. The film was nominated for seven Oscars in total, which included Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay.

Friday 4 January - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
Lily James stars in this historical drama based on the novel of the same name. Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. 

Saturday 5 January - Molly's Game
Molly's Game is based on the true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested. In the late 2000s, Molly established an international poker game that attracted billionaires, Hollywood elite, the Russian mob and eventually the FBI. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Sunday 6 January - People's Choice
To celebrate our 15th season we are giving you the unique chance to be a part of the selection team. Cast your votes by Monday 10 December, 

Movie options:

Pecking Order
The Wife
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Click here to cast your vote



Admission: $20
Children: $10 (5 to 12 years - please check movie ratings)


Gates open at 7:30pm - session starts when dark (approx 9:00pm)

Seating, Food & Beverages

The amphitheatre has flat, grassed terraces. You are welcome to bring rugs, pillows and low chairs, but no large beanbags. High chairs can only be used at the very back of the venue or below the third terrace so that the views of others are not impeded. 

Tasty food and sweets are available from on-site caterers. Feel free to bring your own picnic but as space is limited, please refrain from bringing chilly bins and large bags.

Wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase. No BYO alcoholic beverages.