Black Barn Open Air Cinema

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

The Black Barn Amphitheatre OpenAir Cinema is back 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. 

Friday 27 December - Dan Carter A Perfect 10
The definitive story of NZ's rugby legend.


Saturday 28 December - A Star is Born
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. Nevertheless, even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Sunday 29 December - The Lion King
Pioneering filmmaking techniques take us on a journey to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. However, not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Monday 30 December - Yesterday
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.

Thursday 2 January - Green Book
A world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962 is in need of a driver and protection. Hence, he recruits a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Friday 3 January - The Favourite
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah and Anne. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Saturday 4 January - Bohemian Rhapsody
The film is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his band mates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Sunday 5 January - Rocketman
Rocketman is an epic musical that follows the transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. Set to Sir Elton's most beloved songs — performed by Egerton — the film tells the inspirational story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

Monday 6 January - Downton Abbey
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of Downton Abbey in the English countryside. They and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton uncertain.


Admission: $20 | $25 at the gate
Children: $10 | $15 at the gate (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.