Melbourne’s highest-altitude screen, Rooftop Cinema, is back from December 3, and the first half of its summer film program has just been released.

We lost some great performers in 2016 – Prince, David Bowie and Gene Wilder among them. Rooftop will screen Purple Rain, Labyrinth and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in tribute.

Coming into December there’ll be as many fuzzy, feel-good Christmas movies as you can handle: Home Alone, Love Actually, Elf, Bad Santa 1 and 2.

Prepare to feel very old: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stand by Me and Top Gun are all getting 30th-anniversary screenings.

Whether you were a Michael Keaton fan since Beetlejuice, or came to it with Birdman, you can enjoy a triple-bill that includes those two films plus The Founder.

There’ll be a few music docos thrown in the mix, too: One More Time With Feeling (about Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years are on the bill.

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Also on the program are major releases you might have missed over the past few months, such as Sausage Party, The Girl on the Train, the new Ghostbusters, Nocturnal Animals, The Nice Guys, Doctor Strange and High Rise.

Of course, you can’t have a film program without the classics; you won’t go without Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride or Casablanca.

This first program runs until the end of January. The second film announcement will be made in late January and will cover February to April 2017.

For full program and tickets visit

Rooftop Cinema
Top floor of Curtin House
252 Swanston Street, Melbourne