Is there anything more romantic than watching a movie and enjoying a beautiful sunset on Valentines Day?
For loved up couples looking for something unique to do on Valentines Day this year the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan will host an outdoor cinema event called Lovers by Lakeside.
Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing romantic-comedy favourite, Pretty Woman starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, as the sun goes down over one of the most picturesque locations within the garden.
An Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan spokeswoman said the event would be a nice escape after a year of restrictions and limitations on events.
"Whilst we still have to observe all the regulations set in place by the government, it will give couples the opportunity to escape from all the crazy and spend a little bit of time connecting with each other in what has to be the most stunning cinema setting in Macarthur," she said.
"The gardens' is a great place to visit any time, but there is something special about the garden after dark.
"Knowing that you're getting to be there when no one else is.
"It has a certain quietness about it that you often don't get to see during normal opening hours.
"It's also been a great place for proposals with a few happening over the years."
The spokeswoman said Pretty Woman was last year's choice as voted by the public.
"Normally the months prior we run a vote on facebook to select the movie, and this movie was in fact the 2019 by our public, but because of the bush fires the event didn't run last year," she said.
"This year's event is nice and simple. BYO food, beverage and rug, unless of course you are purchasing a VIP ticket and then you get to enjoy some comfy bean bags for the period of the movie, along with a couple of other nice add-on's like chocolate covered strawberries, popcorn and VIP parking."
The spokeswoman said Lover's by Lakeside was an ideal date night.
"It is something a little different to the standard dinner at a restaurant," she said.
"It's romantic, it's letting people enjoy the outdoors and it's really nice to watch a classic on the big screen."
Tickets are now available and for the first time, VIP options are on offer too.
Starting from $60 per couple, there are three packages to choose from including:
- Ultimate sweethearts - numbered bean bag seating, box of chocolates, box of popcorn, prime viewing front of screen plus VIP parking - $100 per couple.
- Laidback lovers -bean bag seating, box of popcorn and next level viewing behind VIP seating - $80 per couple.
- Privacy seekers - designated spot in general admission seating - $60 per couple.
The adults only event will be held from 7pm.