The weather has warmed up and with summer now here, it’s finally balmy enough at night to do everything you’d normally do indoors, outdoors. If you’re stuck for something to do of an evening, Perth has an extensive list of outdoor cinema’s, on rooftops, among pine trees and at drive in’s – here’s our top picks;
Rooftop Movies | October – April
If you look up at the rooftop of Roe St Carpark you might notice a glimpse of palm trees and a bright pink caravan. Catch the elevator up to the top story and you’ll happen across an oasis run by the organisers of fringe-world in their signature style; with striped deck chairs, fairy lights, a big projector screen and panoramic views of the Perth skyline. With plenty of food and drink available to satiate your appetite during a film, you’ll find more details of showing times here https://www.rooftopmovies.com.au/
Moonlight Cinema | December – March
Screening a variety of contemporary, classic and new release films in the magical setting of the Kings Park Botanic Gardens, there are plenty of comfortable ‘bean beds’ available for hire at $9 or alternatively come prepared with your own beach chairs, picnic rugs and pillows. You can BYO food and alcohol, or purchase something from their onsite caterers. For more information visit https://www.moonlight.com.au/
Movies in the Square | December – March
Bring your family down to Kings Square in Fremantle and enjoy family friendly movies under the stars. You can bring your own rugs, bean bags, low lying chairs and cushions to get comfy and enjoy the films on offer during summer. Movies will start approximately 25 minutes after sunset. For more information visit fremantlestory.com.au.
Luna Outdoor Cinema| December – April
With a reputation for showing an eclectic range of arthouse, contemporary and classic cinema. Located behind their theatre on Oxford St in Leederville, you’ll find a mixture of beanbags and table chair seating and a vendor selling wine, premium beer and of course the obligatory movie snacks. For more information, visit http://outdoor.lunapalace.com.au/cinemas+5+luna-outdoor
Sommerville Auditorium | December – April
Surrounded by the beautiful pines at the University of WA, Sommerville Auditorium accommodates 1000 people on deckchair style seats and plenty of room on the grass to lay a picnic, with a bar, plenty of options for dinner, snack and ice-cream, all you need to bring is a blanket to sit on. For more information, visit theatres.uwa.edu.au
Camelot Outdoor CinemasOzone Reserve, Riverside Drive, East Perth | December – April
Set amongst limestone walls in the art deco setting of Mosman Hall, the Camelot Outdoor Cinema showcases some of the best film of the season in their intimate open air setting. With deckchair seating on the grass or cabaret style seating on the balcony, they serve woodfire pizza and a range of drinks at their fully licenced bar. For more information, visit camelot.lunapalace.com.au.
Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema | March – April
Enjoy ice cream, new release and classic films in a spectacular setting by the Swan River. Ben and Jerry’s Open Air Cinemas hits Perth each year in March and April. Don’t miss the Sundae Sessions (on Sunday’s) with live entertainment and free ice cream. For more information visit openaircinemas.com.au/perth.
Galaxy Drive In Theatre | All Year Round
As Perth’s only drive in theatre and only twenty minutes north of the CBD, if you visit on a Tuesday you can watch a range of the latest releases for only $20 per car from the comfort of your car. For more information visit http://galaxydrivein.com.au/
Northbridge Piazza | All Year Round
With a permanent LED screen on a big patch of grass in the middle of Northbridge, this space multi-functional space is used for exhibitions, performances and cultural activities all year round. The Northbridge Piazza transforms into a free outdoor cinema showing throughout the day and the night, providing bean bags and umbrellas for shade during their daytime screenings. For movie times visit http://galaxydrivein.com.au/