banner image

:: Lido on the Roof 2018 program announced

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Lido on the Roof returns for its third year in the moonlight, showcasing the best of new release films and a curated selection of retro classics. With a new and improved rooftop bar and extended trading hours, patrons can head upstairs to meet friends for a drink while watching the sun sink below the surrounding rooftops of Hawthorn before enjoying a film.

The stunning Italian romance Call Me By Your Name starts its rooftop run on Boxing Day, followed by the hard-talking Three Billboards Outside Ebbing , Missouri on New Year’s Day, and the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner The Shape of Water, directed by the inimitable Guillermo del Toro, on Saturday 20 January.

The CULT CALENDAR returns for another year packed full of favourites. Old-school movie lovers can catch Chunk and the whole crew in The Goonies (1985); ‘Damn the Man, Save the Empire’ with Empire Records (1995); spend A Night at the Roxbury (1998); and wallow in millennial ennui with Garden State (2004).

This year Lido on the Roof also presents LIDO AFTER DARK, a selection of classic eroticthrillers to steam up Friday nights. As the sun dips low, rendezvous on the rooftop and enter a world of erotic fantasy, intrigue and ’90s power suits. The series kicks off with the Kubrick classic Eyes Wide Shut (1999), followed by mysterious millionaire Mickey Rourke in Wild Orchid (1989), and a screening of Fatal Attraction to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary.

On Monday 8 January, celebrate David Bowie’s birthday with dance magic at Lido’s annual screening of Labyrinth (1986), and on Wednesday 10 January, sing-a-long with Australian classic Muriel’s Wedding (1994).

Special Programming - Lido After Dark
12 January: Eyes Wide Shut
19 January: Basic Instinct
26 January: Wild Things
2 February: Secretary
16 February: Wild Orchid
23 February: Blue Velvet
2 March: Out Of Sight
9 March: Body Double
16 March: Swimming Pool
23 March: Fatal Attraction

Cult Films
10 January: Muriel’s Wedding
17 January: The Lion King
24 January: Valley Girl
31 January: A Night At The Roxbury
7 February: Swingers
21 February: Hustle & Flow
28 February: Lost Boys
7 March: Cruel Intentions
14 March: Almost Famous
21 March: Coming to America
28 March: Grease
4 April: Empire Records
11 April: Mystery Men
18 April: Repo Man

Full January 2018 Program
1 January: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2 January: Pitch Perfect 3
3 January: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4 January: All The Money in the World
5 January: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
6 January: All The Money in the World
7 January: Pitch Perfect 3
8 January: Labyrinth (David Bowies Birthday event)
9 January: All The Money in the World
10 January: Muriel’s Wedding (Sing-a-long)
12 January: Eyes Wide Shut
13 January: The Post
16 January: The Post
17 January: The Lion King
18 January: Swinging Safari
19 January: Basic Instinct
20 January: The Shape of Water
21 January: The Current War
22 January: The Darkest Hour
23 January: Swinging Safari
24 January: Valley Girl
25, 27, 30 January: Sweet Water
26 January: Wild Things
28 January: Molly’s Game
31 January: A Night At The Roxbury

Lido on the Roof will run until April 2017, and further programming will be announced shortly

7 days a week, all rooftop showings start at 9pm, unless otherwise indicated.

The Lido on the Roof bar is open:
Mon – Fri: 4pm onwards
Sat & Sun: 2pm onwards
Public Holidays: 12pm onwards

675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122

For more information, visit

:: Wrap Index

Village Entertainment to Launch First Full Concept Cinema

The BBQ set for January 2018 release

Little Italy completes principal photography

Production underway on Ocean's 8

Mortal Engines announces Australian cast

Latest Screen Australia funding measures

First Look - Bumblebee

Awards for The Gateway

Next Godzilla feature starts production

Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2018

Cast announced for True History of the Kelly Gang

Lido on the Roof 2018 program announced