Pop-up cinema season is back! Check out these yearly events and brand new blockbuster experiences.

You can also get $15 weekday car parking at participating city car parks until 31 January. Use code CITY15 to book online or via the apps.

A large screen in an outdoor garden

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

2 Dec - 27 Mar

This ever-popular experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens is back. Get your picnic and rug ready for films like Shang-Chi, Black Widow and Cruella. There’s a licensed bar, candy bar and food trucks on-site too. Even better? You can bring your dog!

Crowds seated on lawn at dusk.

Summer Cinema at Melbourne Zoo

3 Feb - 12 Mar

Spend a balmy evening watching a movie on the big screen in the lush surrounds of the Melbourne Zoo. Visit the animals and check out the DJs before settling in on the lawn for a line-up of new and classic flicks.

A few people standing ankle deep and talking to each other in the pink pond at NGV garden.

NGV Summer Nights

3 Jan - 30 Jan

As part of their free Summer Nights program, the NGV is airing a line-up of French (or French-inspired) flicks in the Great Hall. Be transported to Paris with screenings of Amélie, Last Year in Marienbad and more. Enjoy charcuterie and drinks from the kitchen. Or head out into the garden for live music sets and pop-up bars and dining. Entry is free.

A view of a drive in theatre with red bean bags.

Disney+ Drive-In

14 Jan - 25 Feb

Enjoy fave Disney flicks in the comfort of your own car. Drive up and watch The Parent Trap, Moulin Rouge, Moana and more. Pre-book tickets to The Park, a private picnic section perfect for summer date nights.

A circle of AstroTurf in a city sqaure

Fed Summer Films

15 Jan - 26 Jan

Free summer flicks on the big screen. It doesn't get more Melbourne than that. Catch classics like Jaws, Big, Xanadu and Jurassic Park. Sing your way through Mamma Mia! or enjoy Aussie faves from Storm Boy to Muriel's wedding. There are afternoon and evening sessions for night owls and early birds alike.

People eating popcorn at an outdoor cinema.

Hellenic Museum Summer Cinema

5 Feb

Settle in just before sunset to enjoy another year of this leafy outdoor cinema. Greek street food and beverages will be available to purchase and filmgoers can grab popcorn and a pagoto (Greek ice-cream). Catch comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding or the Greek-language flick Mermaids and Rascals. The open-air cinema is part of Hellenic Arts Fest.

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The Nova Bar has been transformed into Café Le Sans Blague, from Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch.

Kino Cinema

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

30 Oct - 23 Jan

Disney: The Magic of Animation

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

Last updated on Fri 21 Jan 2022

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