Auckland’s most elegant cinematic event is set to return for a fourth year, with Italian premium beer brand Peroni unveiling yet another starlit celebration of the silver screen.

Over the course of three April nights in Britomart’s Takutai Square, the stunning open-air Cinema Peroni will once again marry together the great Italian loves of cinema, food and drink.

With an Italian-inspired fit-out and nautical palette adorning the Square for the event, guests will feel like they’ve been transported to Italy as they enjoy award-winning film Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers) a film selection curated by Rialto Film Channel, which has partnered with Peroni for the occasion.

Directed by Álex de la Iglesia, the comedy/drama follows seven close friends at a dinner party, which quickly unravels when they decide to share all the incoming calls and text messages they receive during the dinner.

Cinema-goers will be greeted with authentic Aperitivo and Peroni Limone cocktails on arrival, and can enjoy complimentary Peroni Nastro Azzurro as the action unfolds on the big screen.

And in true al fresco fashion, guests will also be treated to a three course Italian-inspired menu prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Hanson of celebrated Britomart restaurant, Amano.

Peroni Ambassador Admir Mullaaliu says this year’s Cinema Peroni is shaping up to be another exquisite event.

“Italians have a great love for the art of cinema and for coming together to enjoy good food and drink,” he says. “We’re excited to give Aucklanders another taste of this experience, with a fantastic film to be enjoyed under the stars along with a delicious menu and a cold Peroni Nastro Azzurro in hand.”

This year’s Cinema Peroni also coincides with a new bottle design for the iconic Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

Still encompassing timeless Italian style, the new bottle has evolved to include a tapered waist, as well as an engraving of Giovanni Peroni’s signature cut into the side as a mark of craftsmanship and quality. Meanwhile, the Birra Peroni Barrel stamp is a nod to the provenance of the brew, which is still made in Italy and retains the same pleasingly crisp taste.

Guests can see the new bottle design for themselves when Cinema Peroni takes place on the evenings of April 3rd, 4th and 5th. This exclusive occasion is invite-only, however limited tickets will be available to the public via Peroni’s social media pages.

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