Who doesn’t love an outdoor movie session? The open sky, comfy chairs and your favourite flicks on the big screen is the ultimate summer treat. We’ve got the lowdown on all the best venues to catch an outdoor film in Perth, so scroll down to plan your summer movie season.
Mosman Park, Dec 7 – Feb 13
Luna Palace Cinemas’ outdoor movie season is legendary as one of the top spots to catch the best in blockbuster films and quirky indie flicks. The programme this year packs in everything from Hollywood masterpiece Dunkirk to WA-made Three Summers.
Northbridge, Program One (of four) Dec 1 – Dec 31
Nothing says Perth summer nights better than a cold drink, hot popcorn and the high rises of the CBD offering the perfect backdrop to this hip open-air movie theatre, located, as the name suggests, on top of a carpark in Northbridge. This is the place for popular old-school films. Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. Men in Black. Mean Girls. Home Alone. You get the picture.
Perth Festival’s Lotterywest Film Season is already underway with a heady range of the best in international cinema. Kick back under the dewy lights of UWA Somerville or picnic in the picturesque, leafy surroundings of ECU Joondalup Pines.
Kings Park, Dec 2 – Apr 1
Kings Park has been the home of outdoor cinema for a VERY long time! Nothing beats the tranquil native forest surroundings of the Moonlight Cinema. The season shows loads of new release films throughout summer, making it the perfect alternative to your normal local indoor cinema. Remember to bring a blanket as it gets pretty chilly after the sun goes down.
Telethon Community Cinemas
Local cinema that also supports WA’s favourite children’s charity? Yes please. The Telethon Community Cinemas are family-friendly, volunteer-run and in four convenient locations around Perth. Their program includes most of the major films showing in the cinemas and has a wonderful community spirit for the whole family to enjoy.
Northbridge Piazza – Free, Season runs Wednesdays & Saturdays through Summer
This quaint little spot makes for the perfect addition to your night in town checking out the Northbridge Christmas lights. All showings are free so grab the kids, grab some food and pull up a beanbag for a chilled out movie experience in the city.
James Street Amphitheatre, Dec 1 – Dec 28, nightly – Free
Free classic movies in the heart of Northbridge Culture centre with an amazing line-up of cinema from the 1040s – 1960s – and loads of Christmas nostalgia. These flicks will have you feeling festive, and happy, whether you are passing through on a night out, or setting up a blanket for the evening. Tip – this one is on concrete – camp chairs recommended!