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:: Spotlight :: Rooftop Cinema - Opening Night

By: Nick Jankulovski

The newest addition in outdoor cinema experiences has arrived with Melbourne’s own Rooftop Cinema. Located at 252 Swanston Street, the Rooftop Cinema is located on the sixth level of the Curtin House building, boasting a trendy décor and stunning city views.

The opening night saw guests arrive to a new and exciting concept in cinema viewing, with pre-drinks and finger foods provided by cinema organizers and event sponsors Stella Artois. The flutter or chit-chat was about in the air as guests patiently waited for the sky to dim as to see which premiere feature film would be shown.

A seemingly fit comedy classic in Peter Sellers' The Party was chosen as the premiere screening to a delighted crowd. Over the summer months, Rooftop Cinema will play a variety of cult classics and blockbusters with films like Caddyshack, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pulp Fiction and Spider-Man to name a handful. A number of mini festivals have also been scheduled including Superheroes and Scallywags, Bill Murrathon (a week dedicated to the comedic genius) and a Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Festival.

Whilst enjoying the splendor of the rooftop environment, patrons can have a cool drink or some fine cuisine at the open bar, courtesy of Cookie, Melbourne’s recipient of ‘Bar of the Year’ at the Australian Bartender Magazine Awards.

Melbourne’s Rooftop Cinema sports funky canvas deck chairs for about two hundred guests, with luxurious synthetic grass at your toes. The screen and audio are fantastic in the open environment. The film program runs from the start of December through to the end of February, with nightly screenings and tickets being around $17.50 adult.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket on a cool summer night, otherwise just sit back in comfort and enjoy the viewing pleasure that Melbourne’s Rooftop Cinema provides; a must-visit for the holiday period.

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