One of the things I love most about Summer is watching movies under the stars.
Here’s a guide to the best places to watch a movie under the stars in Melbourne.
The most well-known outdoor cinema in Melbourne is without a doubt the Moonlight Cinema. Held in Melbourne’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, the grassy hillside allows movie goers to thrown down a picnic rugs and enjoy the gorgeous surrounds before the movie even begins. Now until 2 April 2017
Some of the movies showing this summer are; Doctor Strange, Pete’s Dragon, Trolls. Back to the Future & Lion
Location: Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave
For more information or to make a booking visit www.moonlightcinema.com.au
A cinema on a roof in the heart of Melbourne. Owned and operated by a sharp team of creative minds, Rooftop Cinema is committed to showcasing arthouse, classic and recent release films in a completely unique urban environment. Rooftop Cinema is built to be an urban idyll, a complete contrast to the noise, bustle and crowds of the city. Up on the roof you have the sky above you, the grass beneath you, and a film and the Melbourne skyline in front of you.
Note: Rooftop Cinema is a licensed venue. Minors are permitted to enter the Cinema only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Some of the movies showing this summer are; The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Rogue One, Beetlejuice & Arrival
Location: 252 Swanston Street (on top of Curtin House in Melbourne’s CBD)
For more information or to make a booking visit www.rooftopcinema.com.au
Lido’s Rooftop Cinema
Lido Cinemas has a brand new Rooftop Cinema showing both commercial and new release art house films in the heart of Hawthorn’s bustling Glenferrie Road. Possessing a vibrant atmosphere, Lido’s diverse program of films and events will appeal to the many different tastes of film aficionados in the local area of Hawthorn and of wider Melbourne.
Some of the movies showing this summer are; Lala Land, Muriel’s Wedding, Groundhog Day, 50 Shades Darker & The Little Mermaid
Location: 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
For more information or to make a booking visit www.lidocinemas.com.au
South Wharf Pop-Up Cinema
Grab your friends and family and head down to South Wharf this summer for the ultimate viewing experience with the arrival of Common Man’s free pop-up cinema! Until the end of February, local film buffs can enjoy the newest cinematic experience on Common Man’s bright green Astroturf, complete with air-beds, a candy bar full of your favourites, a 7m x 4m screen and sound system made for movie magic. Twilight evening sessions running Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday until Monday, 27th February 2017.
Some of the movies showing this summer are; The Lion King, Pretty Woman, The Avengers, 10 Things I Hate About You & Cocktail
Location: Common Man Bar & Restaurant, 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf
For more information or to make a booking visit www.thecommonman.com.au/pop-up-cinema/
QV Outdoor Cinema is back for a second season with more dog friendly screenings, themed weeks and pre film entertainment. Following a hugely popular premiere season last summer, QV Melbourne’s Outdoor Cinema returns with another program full of Melbourne’s favourite things: live entertainment, free cocktails, special food, red carpets, instafamous dogs, charity screenings, a film festival and more.
Sessions begin at 8:30pm Thursday to Sunday nights until 26 February 2017.
Some of the movies showing this summer are; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Crazy Stupid Love, Stand by Me, Spectre & Finding Dory
Location: Cnr Swanston St & Lonsdale St, Melbourne
For more information or to make a booking visit www.qvcinema.com.au
Coburg Drive-In is perfect for a night of good old fashioned movie fun. Bring your family or a carload of friends, grab a bite, sit back and enjoy! Kids under 12 are free!
Some of the movies showing this summer are; Sing, Passengers, Moana, Assassin’s Creed & Why Him
Location: 155 Newlands Road, Coburg North
For more information or to make a booking visit villagecinemas.com.au/cinemas/coburg-drive-in
Have you been to one of these outdoor cinemas or do you plan on going to one this Summer?