Bayside Outdoor Cinemas 2019

There’s nothing quite like the long days, warm weather and clear blue skies of Bayside in the summertime. To kick off the New Year, there are a host of fantastic outdoor cinema venues to enjoy across Melbourne. Whether you prefer an inner-city rooftop with skyline views, a picnic in the park or an old-fashioned drive-in, Chisholm & Gamon have you covered for those balmy summer evenings!

Lido on the Roof


Until the 24th of January

Take in the gorgeous skyline views from Hawthorn from this iconic cinema’s rooftop. Back for its fourth year, Lido on the Roof showcases new releases such as Bohemian Rhapsody and features favourites such as classic Disney movies for the whole family. With craft beers, vegan-friendly popcorn and other snacks available, there’s no need to BYO snacks if you go straight from work!

Barefoot Cinema

Multiple locations

Until the 21st of February

Southsiders! Barefoot Cinema returns for another fantastic season of fun films to be enjoyed in the great outdoors. Barefoot Cinema kicks off in the picturesque grounds of Portsea at Point Nepean National Park (Dec 26-Jan 8) before moving to The Briars Homestead in Mount Martha (Jan 11-27) and ending its season at Elsternwick's Rippon Lea Estate (Jan 31-Feb 16). Showcasing a variety of films such as Mamma Mia! and Crazy Rich Asians, there’s bound to be a film to keep you entertained. Barefoot Cinemas also offer early-bird discount tickets, so it pays to be organised ahead of time.

Sunset Cinema

Multiple locations

From January 24th to 16th February 2019

Enjoy a short but sweet 3-week season from Sunset Cinemas as they make their way across Melbourne. With fantastic classics like Cool Runnings, Dirty Dancing and Mary Poppins on the calendar, keep your eyes peeled on their website for locations and screening times.

Moonlight Cinema

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Until the 31st of March

If rooftops aren’t your thing and you’d rather settle into a scenic botanic garden, then Moonlight cinema is for you. With gorgeous views and clear starry nights (fingers crossed!), bring the family and your picnic blankets and settle in for an entertaining evening. With a variety of food trucks on hand to satiate your snacking needs, you are welcome to BYO food and drinks as well.

Rooftop Cinema

Rooftop bar, Melbourne

Until the 31st of March

Melbourne’s original rooftop cinema is back for another season of amazing films. Each Summer their iconic deck chairs are calling your name – they’re just the place to enjoy an eclectic variety of classics and new releases. A fully licensed, decked out venue replete with choc tops, popcorn and burgers galore.


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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