C&G’s Guide to Cheap Movie Nights

Sometimes you just want to unwind with a movie and drinks. How about making it a creative and cultural experience at an artsy independent cinema? The best part is most of these offer amazingly cheap ticket deals on selected days – you just have to remember which one it is! C&G have your back, and have rounded up a number of favourites in this blog. Whether you’re taking a quick tram ride to the city, or staying Bayside local, there is an option for everyone!

The Astor Theatre

Magic Mondays and Fantastic Thursdays – Baysiders in can rejoice with these two amazing deals when the tickets drop to $15! The Astor Theatre in St Kilda has a glorious history that began in 1936, and still stands strong as the last single screen repertory cinema operating in Melbourne. You’ll be spoiled for choice with films ranging from selected new releases to cult favourites and international titles. The majestic golden curtains will take you back to the 1930s and let you enjoy a classic the way it was originally meant to be. Their program of upcoming sessions can be viewed here.

Cinema Nova

On Lygon Street in Carlton you’ll find Melbourne’s largest independent cinema, showing the best in independent, Australian, arthouse and international films. Their Monday deals are amazing – if your movie is showing before 4pm your ticket could be as cheap as $7! After that it’s still a win at $10. We understand Mondays can be hard re-adjusting to work after your weekend. Luckily Cinema Nova is wonderfully licenced so you can sit back with a well-deserved glass of wine or their famous house-made choc tops. There are also designed happy hours at the bar and kitchen throughout the week. Always keep an eye out for the diverse range of events and festivals, such as Monster Fest for horror buffs and High Tea in-cinema dining sessions. Check out the website for the full program.

Classic Cinemas

If you find yourself in Elsternwick on Tuesdays, you can grab $8 tickets before 4pm or $10 after. Students can enjoy movies for $8 every Wednesday with their valid student ID. This is the oldest operating cinema in Victoria – the site was built in 1888 with the intention of creating a skating rink and shop. Classic Cinemas only came into existence in 1971 and has remained ever since. You’ll be able to catch many new releases as well as international films. This venue also hosts the Jewish International Film Festival. Have a look at the program here.

Kino Cinemas

Right in the heart of the CBD is Kino Cinemas where it’s $9.50 anytime on Mondays! No need to stress over schedules, just arrive at your convenience. They do offer more new release blockbuster flicks, as well as independent films or documentaries. There is a stylish bar and café to enjoy, and they also hold special film festivals as well. Check out the full program here.


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