As far as first times go, my first experience at the rooftop movies was everything I could have wanted it to be.

An immersive cinema experience, we were guided by the incredible Sugar Duchess into a saucy showcase of talent, alongside a fabulous movie. 

The beauty of summer in Perth lends to the ambience, a slowly setting sun accompanied by gorgeously costumed performers mingling with the crowd as we treated ourselves to Mack Daddy’s pizza and beverages on our comfy beanbags- the perfect start to any evening. 

Peaches and Cream, Lulu Liquor, Fifi Fontaine, Wild Kat and John Doe performed beautifully pre movie, with an especially sensual performance by Fifi Fontaine that left the crowd in rambunctious applause. Ever the professional showgirls (and boy!), these performers put on a show that served as a tease for the film, while also standing alone as artful performance pieces.

The film follows the fresh faced Ali (Aguilera) as she moves to Los Angeles, finding her feet as a waitress and soon a burlesque performer at a lounge in financial hardship owned by Tess (Cher). The film itself is an absolute guilty pleasure, the all star cast of Cher and Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci and Alan Cummings putting on a fabulous performance- but during this immersive experience during musical numbers all eyes were on our live burlesque performers, showcasing their talents live, and in between the aisles.

With an absolutely show stopping soundtrack, Burlesque had the audience grooving along as Christina Aguilera showcases her jaw dropping vocal performance, and with talented showgirls both on and off screen, I can safely say that this was one of the most enjoyable cinematic experiences I’ve had in a long time.

The Rooftop Movies are a great way to get together with friends and share in the joy of cinema with an amazing view!

Overall, I really enjoyed my experience and will definitely be heading back to watch my favourite movies again soon.

4.5 stars