The Best Outdoor Cinemas In Perth

byTroy Mutton
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From drive-ins to rooftops, we’ve compiled a list of Perth’s best outdoor cinemas to check out while the weather’s warm! Pack a picnic, a bottle of Margaret River Shiraz and kick back under the stars at some of the best movie viewing locations Australia has to offer!

Rooftop Movies

Rooftop Movies is an open-air cinema experience like no other, located six levels above the ground in the heart of Northbridge. Their program features a diverse range of films both new and old, showcasing everything from 10 Things I hate About You to Don’t Worry Darling. Many screenings sell out well in advance. Book your tickets from here.

Photo by Ranson Media

68 Roe St, Perth

Northbridge Piazza

If you’re on a budget, you can still enjoy movies under the stars! After a two year hiatus, Northbridge Piazza have launched into their new summer season of cinema, with a free program of movies for big and little kids alike. Head there on the weekend for family-friendly favourites, or make it a Wednesday date night with a meal from one of the surrounding Northbridge eateries!

Northbridge Piazza Film Season

Corner of Lake and James Street, Northbridge

Galaxy Drive-In

Take a trip back in time and visit one of the last remaining Drive-Ins in all of Australia – something that’s become incredibly useful in these COVID-19 times! Galaxy Drive-In is open all year round and offers $22 per-car movies on Tuesdays, along with showing movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

157-167 Goolelal Dr, Kingsley

Somerville Auditorium

Somerville Auditorium is set in a picturesque garden bordered by Norfolk pine trees on the grounds of the University of Western Australia. As part of Perth Festival throughout the warmer months they have screenings of some of the newest critically acclaimed indie, community and international films every night (pending weather). You can pack a picnic rug or sit in one of their laidback chairs.

Photo via Perth Festival

University Of Western Australia, Perth

Luna Outdoor Cinema, Leederville

Small, intimate and relaxing is the best way to describe Luna’s Leederville outdoor cinema which still remains one of Perth’s best kept secrets. It’s fully licensed and screens mostly new movies from December–February. Check their stacked upcoming program here!

155 Oxford St, Leederville

Camelot Outdoor Cinema

Camelot Outdoor Cinema is a unique and intimate venue located at Mosarts, in the heart of Mosman Park. It screens a selection of the season’s best films in its picturesque Art Deco surrounds. Get down early as they often put on pre-show live music from some of the most talented musicians around town. For a full schedule of films and to pre-purchase tickets, head to the Camelot Outdoor Cinema website.

16 Lochee St, Mosman Park

Moonlight Cinema

Located in May Drive Parkland in Kings Park, Moonlight Cinema screens the newest released movies as well as some of the all-time greats. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase food and drinks onsite and enjoy a beautiful summer evening under the stars in the CBD’s most spectacular surroundings.

Photo via the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

May Dve Parkland, Kings Park & Botanical Gardens

Telethon Community Cinemas

Operating across four beautiful venues around Perth (Bassendean, Burswood, Joondalup, Murdoch), Telethon Community Cinemas have a huge program filled with an excellent mix of old favourites, new releases, indie and arthouse, kids, blockbusters and more. Head to their website to check out the program and book now.

Various Locations, Perth

Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema

Head for the hills and catch some great new release indie films under the clear stars of Mundaring at the Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema. Their season runs from November to April, screening movies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can even camp overnight opposite the cinema at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre Campground! Check out their latest program HERE.

Allen Road, Mundaring