AO Sports Film Festival

What's On

Catch your favourite sports films at the Australian Open. 

In a Grand Slam first, fans can mix up their tennis action with a daily dose of sports films at the inaugural AO Sports Film Festival.

During the 14 days of the tournament, daily screenings will take place at three unique locations; AO Tennis Club at Birrarung Marr, The Glasshouse and AO Ballpark. 

The Glasshouse features a curated selection of new releases and all-time classics. Complete with a lush bar and lounge, escape the heat with a screening at the Glasshouse Cinema. Get ready for Pre-release screenings, Premiere’s, and film industry special presentations.

  • Screenings daily: 5:30pm (3:00pm from Jan 25-27).

The Emirates Family Sanctuary at AO Ballpark will screen family friendly films and nostalgic childhood favourites. Parents and children will delight in films like Cool Runnings, Space Jam and Kung Fu Panda. Look out for the Looney Tunes characters when they stop by for the Space Jam screenings on 15 & 23 January! 

  • Screenings daily: 15 – 18 Jan 4:00pm, 19 – 27 Jan 10:15am & 4:00pm 

The AO Tennis Club, part of the free AO Festival at Birrarung Marr, offers film-lovers a unique ‘silent cinema’ experience on the custom built blue tennis court. Grab your headsets and get ready for an amazing open-air cinema with city views.

Please note, no screenings will take place at AO Tennis Club at Birrarung Marr from 17 January.

  • Screenings daily: 7:00pm 14 - 17 Jan


Glasshouse & Ballpark screenings:  Accessible via an Australian Open 2019 ground pass or stadium ticket.

Buy tickets

AO Tennis Club screenings: No ticket required.

Note, no reserved seating. Screenings will be first come first served until venues reach capacity. Arrive early to secure your spot!


Date AO Ballpark AO Tennis Club The Glasshouse
Mon 14 Jan Bend It Like Beckham Invictus John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
Tue 15 Jan Space Jam + Looney Tunes Character Appearance UnmatchedNature Boy Dangal(OC)
Wed 16 Jan The Mighty Ducks Battle of the Sexes(OC) This Magic Moment
Thu 17 Jan Cars Twenty WonGeorge Best: All By Himself Senna(OC)
Fri 18 Jan Kung Fu Panda   Shaolin Soccer(OC) LTD CAPACTIY
Sat 19 Jan Cool RunningsA League of their Own    Battle of the Sexes(OC)
Sun 20 Jan BallerinaKung Fu Panda 2   Rocky(OC) LTD CAPACTIY
Mon 21 Jan Cars 2McFarland USA   WinningLi Na: Return of a Champion
Tue 22 Jan The Mighty DucksKung Fu Panda 3   To the Fore LTD CAPACTIY
Wed 23 Jan ThunderstruckSpace Jam + Looney Tunes Character Appearance   Coach Carter
Thu 24 Jan Bend It Like BeckhamSoul Surfer   Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Fri 25 Jan Cars 3   Strokes of Genius
Sat 26 Jan The Will to Fly   Rush
Sun 27 Jan Remember the Titans   ESPN Premiere: 42 to 1

Note: Program subject to change.
(OC) Screening with Open Captions


The AO Sports Film Festival is committed to being accessible to all.

For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or hearing impaired, we recommend screenings with Open Captions. Films in the program with (OC) will be shown with Open Captions.

For people who are blind or vision impaired, we recommend the AO Tennis Club screenings. Headphones are provided for every screening, offering the audience a superior audio experience without external noise pollution.  

The Glasshouse, AO Tennis Club & AO Ballpark screening areas are accessible for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids.