Outdoor-cinema season has begun, and Barefoot Cinema plans to capitalise on the warm evenings with fun movies screening at four picturesque spots throughout summer.
Its 2019/20 season kicks off at Portsea’s Point Nepean National Park on Boxing Day, before moving to Mount Martha’s beautiful Briars, then heritage-listed Rippon Lea Estate in Elsternwick and finally, for the first time, the Victoria State Rose Garden at Werribee Park. At this new venue, cinemagoers will sit amongst the blooming 5000-rose garden in the grounds alongside a historic estate.
This year’s program features sure-to-be-singalong musicals such as Yesterday, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born and La La Land, plus plenty of family-friendly films such as the live-action reboots of Aladdin and The Lion King, and animated Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2.
For grown-ups there are plenty of blockbuster new releases – including The Joker, Downton Abbey, Booksmart and Ford v Ferrari – alongside old-school favourites such as The Princess Bride and Muriel’s Wedding.
There’ll also be special events, live music, lawn games, food trucks and a pop-up bar at each location. Aperol Spritz is hosting a long lunch at Portsea, Mount Martha is screening local film Ride Like a Girl on Australia Day and Rippon Lea Estate will be the ticket on Valentine’s Day with a showing of Romeo + Juliet. Surfing Nights – an annual event that celebrates all things surf culture – will screen Momentum Generation, where donations will also be collected for OneWave, a not-for-profit surf community raising awareness for mental health.
Tickets are $15 for kids, $22 for adults, or $65 for a family of four. Kids under five are free.
Stay tuned for the full program announcement.
Point Nepean National Park (Quarantine Station), Portsea – December 26, 2019 to January 7, 2020
The Briars, Mount Martha – January 10 to 26, 2020
Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick – January 29 to February 16, 2020
State Rose Garden, Werribee Park – February 19 to March 4, 2020