It started as a group of friends and one hot tub in London, 2012. Now there are Hot Tub Cinemas around the world (it launched in Sydney earlier this year) and next up is Melbourne. A Hot Tub cinema with 20 tubs seating up to five people will set up in spring – exact dates and the location are yet to be announced.

Tickets for 10 screenings go on sale midday this Thursday September 14.

You can either book the whole tub or join strangers. As is the case for the other events around the world, there is staff to bring you drinks as you luxuriate.

Sitting in a hot tub with people you don't know might not be everyone's idea of a fun night out, but we're guessing it's going to book out anyway. No word yet on the films but you can sign up for pre-release tickets here.

This article was updated on September 12, 2017.