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Open air cinemas back in Canberra with movies, music and free ice cream

The Openair Cinemas are back, with five weeks of screenings including new releases, classics and even singalong sessions.

The Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas kick off again in Canberra from January 14, with five weeks of screenings including new releases, classics, singalong sessions and even free icecream. 

The event has again set up shop on the Patrick White Lawns, outside the National Library of Australia, where you can watch the sun set over Lake Burley Griffin. 

The films kick off on Thursday January 14 with recent blockbuster In The Heart of the Sea, which tells the true story that Moby Dick was based on. 

Some films that have only recently hit cinemas including Star Wars: The Force AwakensSuffragette, JoyDaddy's Home, Sisters, and Carol all feature in the program. 

They're scattered among classics including Back to the Future, Clueless and a special screening of The Notebook on Valentine's Day. And fellow movie-goers will let it go if you join in at the singalong screenings of Frozen and Grease.

All Sunday sessions have the bonus of free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, plus live music and lawn games to play as the sun sets over Lake Burley Griffin.

Gates open at 6.30pm, with the films kicking off at 8.30pm, but seating is first-come, first-served. There's also food stands and a licensed bar available, but bring your own picnic blanket or bean bags, or you can hire them at the venue.

The full program and tickets available at