WA Outdoor Cinemas
WA’s OUTDOOR MOVIE EXPERIENCES
Western Australia is fortunate to have long warm balmy summers perfect for outdoor movie cinemas. Everyone should experience a night out under the stars at least once in the movies screening season. Some of the most iconic movie venues in the country that are world class.
WA World Heritage Cinema
Pure Life Community Cinema
Sun Pictures, Broome
The world’s oldest cinema is in France, but more surprisingly Australia lays claim to its oldest outdoor screen. Broome, on the coast of Western Australia, is home to this deeply mellow picture garden. It was originally set up by a local pearler and screened its first movie in 1916 (a British silent called Kissing Cup). Since then, it’s survived wartime bombing, some big weather events, and is currently busy surviving the advent of Netflix. There’s old projectors on display, alongside portraits of matinée stars like Lon Chaney and Thomas Gomez. Outside, the deckchairs, tin roof, century-old floorboards and Hollywood sign lend an intoxicating sense of cinema’s golden age given an Aussie twist.
Burswood Outdoor Cinema
Telethon Community Cinemas
Enjoying a night at the movies for a good cause might not be a new experience for everyone, but it’s an absolute favourite of ours, which is why we’ve partnered with Telethon Community Cinemas for over ten years!
Telethon Community Cinema Outdoor Bassendean
Telethon Community Cinema Outdoor Burswood
Murdoch University and ECU Joondalup Pines
Moonlight Cinema Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Located at May Drive Parkland in Kings Park, Moonlight Cinemas has been showing movies for over 25 years. Enjoy one of the world’s largest inner-city parks sitting watching some of the latest, greatest & cult movies. Get there early and take the opportunity to admire the views from Frasier Avenue’s lookout of unparalleled views of the Swan and Canning Rivers against Perth’s skyline.
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema Mundaring
Looking for a change of scenery with an overnight camping option? Head to the hills and catch a movie at Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema. This hidden gem is located near Mundaring Weir with the state forest as its backdrop. Canvas deck chairs and reserved seating is on offer for groups of 10 or more.
Camelot Outdoor Cinema
Camelot Cinema Mosman Park
The intimate and cosy outdoor cinema is located within the limestone-walled gardens of the historic Art Deco Memorial Hall. Making this venue particularly special. While Perth’s other outdoor cinemas are all about expansiveness (parks, riverside settings, views across the city) Luna Palace’s Camelot’s setting is snug and cosy, which is not a bad thing when those warm summer winds turn chilly. Located in the gorgeous historic art deco building that houses Mosman Park Arts Foundation, Camelot Cinema offers a mix of recent blockbusters and mainstreams hits, art-house and festival favourites, award-season season contenders and classics. On site is the Camelot Café Bar which serves pizza and beverages (it’s licensed so no BYO).
Lottery West Community Cinema
Lotterywest Films Nedlands
From arthouse to adventure, thrillers to documentaries, political dramas to award-winning foreign flicks, Lotterywest Films is a unique WA experience not to be missed. Arrive early to enjoy a relaxed picnic setting or purchase food and drinks on-site, with cushions provided before and during your movie. Once it starts, settle into a deckchair and take in the awesome surrounds of Norfolk pine trees.
Galaxy Drive In
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre Kingsley
Perth’s only drive-in theatre offers a relaxed and entertaining movie experience, so pack your snacks and dinner or buy it there. Galaxy is open year-round so check out their website for all the extra details.
Outback Outdoor Cinema
Located 230km northeast of Perth, the Koorda Drive-In has been operating since 1965. An ideal time to visit is during wildflower season between August and September, but summer nights are also ideal conditions for movie viewings. Koorda Drive-In runs sessions on Saturday nights. Check their Facebook page for sessions dates, times and costs.
Old school outdoor Drive In
Dongara Denison Drive-In Dongara
The Dongara Denison Drive-in is a single-screen drive-in first opened in 1967. Value that flows through your household and community
Everyone enjoys value for money. Focus on providing value for our customers and our local community. Ongoing value is passed on to you through our partnerships with RAC, Flybuys and Seniors Card WA. Access to a variety of offers and rewards that come with sponsoring the local events you love. From spring through to late summer (September to early May), so keep an eye on their Facebook page for what’s showing.
Margaret River style outdoor movies
Outdoor movies summertime style
Movies at Cape Mentelle Margaret River
Up the anti and treat yourself to award-winning wine and gourmet food in the beautiful gardens at Cape Mentelle. Enjoy live music on Friday nights, then kick back on a beans bag and watch classics or new releases under the stars as you sip on a vino made from the very vines surrounding you.
Somerville is special world class
Somerville Auditorium, University of Western Australia
Is there a more beautiful setting for an outdoor cinema anywhere in the world than the Somerville Auditorium?
Set amongst Norfolk Pines on the grounds of the city’s oldest and prettiest university, the Somerville offers picnickers a stunning experience well before the big screen lights up. Pizza and refreshments are available or you’re free to bring your own and enjoy a picnic before or during the movie. And when the films do arrive patrons are rarely disappointed as the films on offer are carefully curated by Lotterywest Film’s, who knows how to strike a perfect balance between challenge and charm. A world class venue recognized as one of the stand out locations in Australia.
Perth Rooftop city screening
While Somerville presents a snapshot of Perth’s leafy Western suburbs Rooftop Movies lands audiences in the middle of our vibrant inner-city entertainment district. Located above a car park, set against the cityscape and within earshot of throngs of diners and clubbers, Rooftop Movies has a wonderful urban vibe that makes for a different kind of viewing experience. And in keeping with the off-beat setting is a program that mixes up the latest hits with cult classics and quirky contemporary comedies and dramas. Also on offer at Rooftop Movies are Open Caption (OC) screenings, a delicious array of food (including the Huxtaburger) and yoga sessions every Tuesday between 6 and 7am.
Joondalup outdoor cinema
Telethon Community Cinemas
Burswood, Murdoch, ECU Joondalup Pines, Bassendean
The Telethon Community Cinemas are the most mainstream and family-oriented of Perth’s summertime outdoor venues. They are showing films for adults, families, children, action, love, comedy. All four venues have a wide range of food and drinks (no BYO) and all proceeds from the Telethon Community Cinemas go to charity.
Luna Outdoor Leederville
Luna Outdoor Cinemas
Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville
If there is a cinema hub in Western Australia it is the Luna Leederville. With its multiple screens, large and diverse programme, year-round festivals and an array of special events, Luna Leederville is a magnet for cinema lovers across the metropolitan area. Tucked away behind the indoor screens is their outdoor cinema, which offers cinemagoers an alternative way of viewing movies featured under the hard top. And because Luna Outdoor is running new movies in the lead-up to the Oscars for movie buffs it’s the most exciting time of the year. Luna Outdoor offers cheeseboards and a range of other delicacies and is fully licensed.
WA STATEWIDE SCREENS
WA has a unique opportunity to present impressive events in movies with a climate that allows for lots of balmy nights. Outdoor or indoor cinema showtime on the big screen is always entertaining with larger than life experience. WA’s selection of spots state wide presenting the art of movies outdoors is one of the communities favorite things to do at least once a year.
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