Lido on the Roof

Thu 31st October, 2019 – Thu 19th December, 2019
Lido Cinemas
675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Price: $20–$25
The cinema is pulling out its deck chairs – and opening the rooftop bar – so you can see Star Wars under the stars. (And plenty of other flicks too.)

For the fifth year running Lido Cinemas is bringing back screenings on its three-storey-high rooftop. And the program looks chockers with reboots, blockbusters and exclusive critically acclaimed new releases.

First up, on October 31, is Terminator: Dark Fate, which brings back the franchise’s original director, James Cameron, and stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Then, the season opens with a six-night run of Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Irishman, starring heavy hitters Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Along with the Classic in Elsternwick and Cameo in Belgrave, Lido is the only Victorian cinema screening the film. Its other summer exclusives are Marriage Story, following a married couple (played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver) through a gruelling divorce, and witty succession drama The Two Popes.

At 12.01am on December 19 there'll be a special midnight screening of the the long-awaited Star Wars finale, plus live cantina music, themed cocktails, and prizes for best costumes.

Other highlights include the family friendly Frozen II and on-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical Cats, Jillian Bell’s charming Brittany Runs a Marathon, the Charlie’s Angels and Little Women reboots, and Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen.

The cinema’s rooftop bar will be open throughout spring and summer.

More information here.