Summer is in full swing, and it's time to enjoy the unique experience of outdoor cinema!
Whether you're catching the latest flick or a classic, there's a range of open-air cinemas in Perth for you to enjoy, each with their own atmosphere. This is a very special way to enjoy balmy, summer nights in Perth with friends and family! Here's 9 outdoor cinemas in Perth for you to explore, so you can catch some fine cinematic entertainment whether you're on a carpark rooftop, within the grounds of a heritage building or even inside your car with the windows down at the drive-in. Have fun!
Catching a Lotterywest film at UWA Sommerville is an iconic summer experience. The auditorium is converted into an outdoor cinema during the warmer months, making a gorgeous backdrop for a balmy night and a cinematic treat, and is easily accessible by public transport from Perth City. Lotterywest Films is part of the Perth Festival, so you can expect a range of high-quality films from across the world – from romance to zombie comedy! This year's Lotterywest Films program run from 20 November 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Located smack-dab in the centre of Perth City, Rooftop Movies operate from late October to March each year. You'll find this outdoor cinema on the roof of the Roe Street Carpark, six levels above the ground and surrounded by skyscrapers, making it a unique and charming example of urban activation. This popup outdoor cinema offers scenic sunsets over skyscrapers, comfy beanbag chairs, cold drinks and tasty fare. It's a great place to relax and enjoy a Christmas flick, or one of the Buff Club cult classics. To find out more, click here and follow Rooftop Movies on Facebook or Instagram.
Telethon Community Cinemas
The Telethon Community Cinemas take place in four venues across Perth over the summer months: Burswood Outdoor Cinema, Bassendean Outdoor Cinema, Murdoch Outdoor Cinema and Joondalup Outdoor Cinema. They'll be screening blockbuster films, classics and all your favourite movies during the summer months, with access to Dominos pizzas, cheese packs on the night if ordered online before the showing. Other hot food and drinks are available from the venue. Run by volunteers, all profits are proudly donated to kids' charities through Telethon. Screenings run from November to March/April for more information visit click here.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre
You've probably seen drive-in theatres in TV shows and movies depicting the 60s and 70s, but did you know that Perth still has a drive-in outdoor cinema in the northern suburbs of Kingsley? The Galaxy Drive-In Theatre is the only drive-in located in the Perth suburbs, and for a Tuesday night special it’s only $22.00 for a whole car, so bring your friends and family for a memorable night out! Session dates and times vary, visit here and check out what's on.
Luna Outdoor Cinema
Perth's beloved home of arthouse films, Luna Cinemas, has been enthralling moviegoers for generations, and now you can enjoy that outdoor cinema vibe along with beautiful, moving films that are often hard to find elsewhere. The intimate and funky Luna Outdoor features a tropical garden setting and atmospheric lighting so that you can enjoy your outdoor experience in style. Grab snacks and drinks from the fully licensed bar, or bring your own picnic. Perfect for date night! Season runs December to April, visit here for more information.
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema
Enjoy movies under the starts in the Perth Hills with the state forest providing a dramatic background to the on-screen entertainment. The season runs from November to the beginning of April with over 300 deck chairs available as well as a small kiosk providing tea and coffee, cold drinks and ice cream. Overnight camping is available opposite the cinema at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre Campground. Campsite bookings are essential.
Located in the scenic Synergy Parkland within Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Moonlight is an outdoor cinema screening latest release, contemporary and classic films. Arrive early to ensure a great spot on the lawn, and give yourself time to relax and enjoy a picnic or onsite catering before the film. Running late November through to March, for more information click here.
Located in Northbridge, just a five minute walk from Perth City, Perth's first permanent LED screen is a major attraction, operating 24 hours a day and showcasing a variety of free features such as films, creative presentations, sport and music.