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 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 Radioactive. Many screenings sell out well in advance. Book your tickets from here.
Photo by Ranson Media
68 Roe St, Perth
Fremantle Prison Cinema
The newest addition to Perth’s outdoor cinema scene, the Fremantle Prison Cinema will offer a wholly unique experience set within the courtyard surrounds of the old Freo Prison. Over the month of January 2021 they’ll be screening different iconic prison movies three nights a week, plus you can take a tour beforehand to really get you in the mood. Book your tickets via the website now.
Fremantle Prison, Fremantle
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 is set in a picturesque garden bored 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. The 2021 seasons kicks off February 5, and you can check out the full program/book tickets HERE.
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
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