Lights, camera, action.
Going to the movies is a past time that many of us remember from all different periods of our life, whether it be with a loved one, family or a group of friends.
What if we told you that there are cinemas in Perth that can offer you a night out at the movies in a completely unique location? How about on top of a roof amidst the city’s skyline? During a picnic in the heart of the city? What if you didn’t even have to get out of your car to watch the movie? We’ve found them! So without further ado, here are Perth’s quirkiest cinemas:
After entertaining movie goers in Sydney, the Mov’in Bed outdoor cinemas have finally arrived in Perth, to provide Perthlings with the most comfortable seating arrangements for a night out at the cinemas. You can forget the hassle of bringing along your own picnic rug and blanket, as the Mov’in Bed has you covered. For ultimate comfort, Mov’in Bed have 150 queen sized mattresses available with side tables, pillows and a blanket all set up so you can simply turn up and enjoy a great film. Tickets for the beds begin at $40 however, there is the option of bringing your own picnic rug and sitting on the grass for $9 a ticket.
Mov’in Bed – 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth, WA
When Fringe World decided to organise an outdoor cinema on the rooftop of a carpark in the middle of the cultural hub of Perth, you would expect nothing but the coolest and most hip setup, alongside a diverse array of movies. That is exactly what the team at Fringe did with Rooftop Movies. The first program has been released for November and the summer ahead includes films such as The Goldfinch, Hustlers, Joker and cult favourite, 10 Things I Hate About You. Pair this up with a few friends or your partner, a pizza from the Mack Daddy’s food truck and a wine or cider from the bar and you are set for the perfect night out at the movies.
Rooftop Movies – 60 Roe St, Perth, WA
Kings Park is known for its beautiful and diverse botanic gardens and its panoramic views over the Perth city, but what some might not know is that the park is home to the Moonlight Cinemas. With plenty of grass to set your picnic up, there really is nothing better than being in one of the world’s largest city parks, enjoying a glass of wine and some cheese all while watching a new release film. The summer program is packed with 2019’s female led comedies Charlies Angels and Hustlers as well as crowd favourites such as Dirty Dancing, A Star is Born and The Matrix. Get in quick, you really don’t want to miss out!
Moonlight Cinema – May Dr, Parkland Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, WA
Telethon Community Cinemas
The Telethon Community Cinemas is perfect for Perth families wanting to enjoy a great night out at the movies especially with affordable tickets, pizza and sausage sizzles, a bar to enjoy and of course their broad selection of cult classic and new release films available. Not only this, but all profits raised from the four venues in Burswood, Bassendean, Murdoch and ECU Joondalup Pines, all go to charities that work towards improving the quality of life of children and supporting their families. The season launches at the end of November which gives you enough time to prepare for a summer spent at these community cinemas.
Telethon Community Cinemas – Burswood, Bassendean, Murdoch and Joondalup
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre
Driving into the carpark at the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre is like stepping back in time – especially as you tune in your radio to watch some of your favourite classic films alongside new releases. The Galaxy Drive-In’s is truly nostalgia in its best form. In terms of value for money, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday guests can watch two movies for $10 per person per car. For an experience that means so much more than just the movie, we suggest you put the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre into your diary as soon as possible.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre – 157 – 167 Goollelal Dr, Kingsley, WA
Palace Cinemas, Raine Square
The Palace Cinemas in Raine Square are one of the most luxurious and stylish cinemas in Perth that entice movie goers with 13 large cinemas, including four luxury cinemas, a rooftop terrace overlooking Yagan Square and four bespoke bars. Each of the cinemas are fitted with reclining chairs handmade in Spain, so you can expect nothing but comfort as you are taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Palace Cinemas, Raine Square – 300 Murray St, Perth, WA
Northbridge is the cultural and communal epicentre of Perth, so it comes to no surprise that the piazza brings everyone together with free movie screenings each weekend, particularly throughout the festive season. Film fanatics can expect to see Die Hard, Love Actually, Elf and other Christmas flicks like The Grinch. Located in the heart of Northbridge, Northbridge Piazza is central to the nearby restaurants and bars so you can enjoy a meal before heading to the piazza to grab the perfect spot.
Northbridge Piazza – Lake St, Northbridge, WA
Girls School Cinema
As soon as the weather gets warmer, the outdoor cinemas open up and ease our excitement by releasing their summer programs. However, what we love most about the Girls School Cinema is that they satisfy our affliction for unique and hip movie cinemas throughout the colder winter months too by showcasing our favourite movies plus some new release films in a castle-like, heritage building in the city. The building was once an all-girls school which operated from 1936 to 1962 and a police centre for some time afterwards, until the team behind Fringe World Festival and Rooftop Movies decided to transform it to an indoor cinema. This is the place to snuggle up in your bean bag and enjoy a great selection of films with your friends.
Girls School Cinema – 2 Wellington St, Perth, WA
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema
The Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema opened in 1997 to provide an outdoor cinema experience for Perth families in the Perth Hills. Since then, it has become the staple cinema for those wanting to escape the busyness of the city and watch an eclectic or new release movie against the backdrop of the state forest – it truly is the most beautiful location! Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema features ample seating with 300 canvas deckchairs provided, however, there is enough space for families to bring along their own picnic rugs for the perfect night spent under the stars.
Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema – Allen Rd, Mundaring, WA