By Rachel Yeo – Updated by Pieta Sharpe
With summer firmly upon us, and this weather heating up, we can look forward to heading to one of Perth’s open-air cinemas to experience the joy that is NEW movies and a few classics. Whether you’re planning your next date night or in charge of the chill evening with your mates, these outdoor cinemas are sure to create those summer memories we all love!
Also, here’s a hot tip from experience: don’t forget to bring your insect repellent, a blanket or umbrellas (just make sure you check the weather forecast before you go)!
Luna Outdoor Cinema Leederville
We all know and love the cinematic charm of Luna Leederville, but their outdoor cinema truly takes the cake. With cosy seating in a courtyard style set-up, Luna Outdoor presents the perfect casual viewing experience for all. You can even treat yourself to one of many delicious cuisines along the Leederville dining strip before heading in. The best part, not only can you see big blockbusters like Dune, but there are also international films and cinematic experiences like wine sampling to make your night even that bit more special.
Lotterywest Films Crawley
You can’t have Perth Outdoor Cinema without Lotterywest films. If you’re after something different, the annual Lotterywest Films at UWA Somerville Auditorium never disappoints. Having been here many a time over the years, it’s opened my eyes to all kinds of foreign films I’d never thought I’d love and had me learning about new genres and cultural contexts. Even better, being perched beneath the starry sky and towering pine trees makes for an extraordinary experience itself. If this all sounds up your alley, be sure to come early to guarantee yourself the best seat in the house.
Rooftop Movies Perth
If there’s any Perth outdoor cinema that packs a punch, it’s Rooftop Movies. Featuring a stunning backdrop of Perth city and colourful beanbags, this venue is centrally located on the top floor of the CPP Parking building. Plus, if you’re running short on time to grab dinner, have no fear! Served up hot and fresh, introducing Huxtaburger the new on-site all season foodie venue creating happiness through taste all season long.
Moonlight Cinema Perth
Last but not least, Kings Park is a undeniably fantastic picnic spot. Combine that with an outdoor movie screening of your choice, and you know you’re set for a great low-key night! Whether you want to kick it old school with some classic cinema snacks or bring something fancier like a cheese board, it’s all up to you. When making your way in during sunset, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful native foliage. Luckily, there’s plenty of free parking too.
Where are your favourite outdoor Perth outdoor cinemas? Comment below and let us know!