Catch a flick on a rooftop, in a garden or even at Jeff's Shed. Our movie-loving city has outdoor cinemas to satisfy all tastes.

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Hellenic Museum Summer Cinema

6 Feb - 20 Feb

Settle in just before sunset to enjoy another year of this leafy outdoor cinema. Watch cinematic classics, mythological masterpieces and fantastical anti-war dramadies. Saturday night never looked so good.

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Free Movies at Fed Square

23 Jan - 28 Mar

Perch under billowing sunshades, relax on the new (eco-friendly) astroturf and enjoy Fed Square's packed season of free movies. Think flicks like The Karate Kid, Labyrinth, The Castle, Red Dog and more. Feeling hungry? Chocolate Buddha, Transport, Mama's Canteen and Time Out are all offering delivery inside the square.

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Moonlight Cinema

7 Jan - 25 Apr

This ever-popular experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens is back. Get your picnic and rug ready for films like Back to the Future and Promising Young Woman. There’s a licensed bar, candy bar and food trucks on-site too. Even better? You can bring your dog!

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Drive-In(door) Cinema

7 Jan - 26 Jan

Australia's first weatherproof drive-in has pulled up in Melbourne. Watch cult classics and family faves on the big screen, all from the comfort of your car. Upcoming sessions include Tenet, Star Wars, Clueless and Pulp Fiction.

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ACMI's outdoor silent film series

A series of striking silent films will take over Fed Square's outdoor screen once a month until April, with live scores played by local musicians. Head down to meet Sherlock Jr, be mesmerised by Metropolis and pretend to understand Dr Plonk. Each session is completely free to attend, kicking off with The Adventures of Prince Achmed with Phillip Johnston.

Embla rooftop cinema

The details are still a little light on, but slick diner Embla is planning to use their neighbour's rooftop as a make-shift movie theatre in late Jan. Stay tuned to the Embla socials to learn more.

More movie magic in Melbourne

26 Dec - 31 Jan

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker 3D

Giant screen cuteness comes to IMAX these school holidays.

9 Feb

Transitions Film Festival - Interdependence

Transitions Film Festival presents Interdependence at MPavilion.

10 Feb

The Big Bike Film Night

Come along for the ride and see the best cycling short films from around the world.

Kino Cinema

Boutique cinema within Collins Place showing art house, independent and mainstream films.

Last updated on Thu 21 Jan 2021

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