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Best Outdoor Cinemas this Summer

Make the most of the warmer weather this season without missing out the latest movies and popcorn!  With outdoor cinemas popping up all over town, we have picked our favourites so you can sit back and enjoy a film under the beautiful Melbourne sky.

Moonlight Cinema | 1 Dec’ 17 ~ 1 Apr’ 18 | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra
Enjoy a movie with friends and family with a BYO picnic or treat yourself at the onsite food trucks. Watch a classic film or bring the kids to their favourite Disney animation. Hire a beanbag or purchase “Gold Grass” tickets where staff cater to your needs. Either way remember to bring a blanket, Melbourne can cool right down in the evening!

Lido on the Roof | 6 Dec’ 17 ~ late Apr’ 18 | 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Catch the latest releases under the stars with a 100 seat rooftop cinema, arrive early and enjoy jazz music before the film starts at their small jazz bar. No need to bring blankets for the cooler nights because Lido has got you covered. This cinema meets all your needs – food, bar, music and a movie.

Rooftop Cinema | 2 Dec’ 17 ~ 31 Mar’ 18 | 252 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD
A cinema on the roof in the heart of Melbourne. Rooftop Cinema is committed to showcasing arthouse, classic and recent release films in a completely unique urban vibe. Up in the Rooftop Cinema, you’ll have the sky above you, the grass beneath you and the Melbourne skyline in front of you! Don’t be shy, grab a drink and indulge their fresh burgers and fries while the music is pumping before the film. Our tip is to get there early to avoid the line and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

QV outdoor cinema | Feb’ ~ Mar’ 18, Thursday to Sunday | QV Situated amongst modern CBD buildings
QV Outdoor Cinema is an experience to book in for your summer diary. There will be pre-film live entertainment and performances, food and drinks and with only 80 deckchairs available, we suggest you book ahead. Featuring Aussie flicks, Melbourne independent films and retro oldies, QV will be packed with uplifting summer vibes. Did we mention there will be ice cream?

Barefoot Cinema | 26 Dec’ 17 ~ 27 Jan’ 18 | Point Nepean National Park
For those who love the beach and movies, Barefoot Cinema will be the highlight of your Summer. Although it is a fair drive out of the CBD, this hidden gem is worth your time. Films range from family friendly comedies to fantasies and alternative dramas. Watch a film against the backdrop of Portsea and Arthurs Seat and enjoy food and drink from various food trucks and an onsite bar. Everything you need near the beachside, perfect for the summer weekend getaway.

Do you have a favourite outdoor cinema this Summer that is not on our list? Let us know your secret spot because #sharingiscaring!