If you love watching a movie with your fur baby, this could be the event for you.

American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than films to Canberra from Thursday 11 January 11 to 25 February, offering moviegoers the chance to bring a ‘doggy date’ along to any screening.

Pampered pooches can enjoy the VID (Very Important Dog) treatment with a pawfect picnic platter of doggy doughnuts courtesy of Darby’s Dog Bakery & Deli and their very own canine couch.

As well as the latest new releases, cult classics and family favourites, the night out also features live music and DJ performances.

Salt Meats Cheese will transport your taste buds to the streets of Naples as they host a series of alfresco long table dinners.  Head honchos Stefano De Blasi and Edoardo Perlo are curating the daily menu of irresistible dishes available throughout the cinema season.  Their signature Truffle Pecorino Pasta; cheesy truffle pasta tossed through a wheel of truffle pecorino, finished with a grating of extra truffle pecorino, promises to be a firm favourite for filmgoers.

The bar serves cocktails from Melbourne Martini and refreshing twists on summer classics as well as Frose, Aperol Spritz, 4Pines craft beer and Giesen Wine, plus cinema essentials like ice creams and Red Rock Deli popcorn.

American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket for the American Express Invites Lounge.  Non-Amex Card Members can still watch the movie in style with a variety of seating options offered with added comfort available for hire in the form of blankets and loungers.

American Express is also teaming up with Oz Harvest to present ‘Soul Sundays,’ where each ticket purchased turns into a $3 donation to provide six meals to those in need.

Tickets start at $13 and are on-sale now: openaircinemas.com.au