Brisbane's New Hot Tub Cinema Experience Lets You Soak and Watch Movies in Your Own Backyard
Sit in a tub of warm water with your nearest and dearest, and watch flicks like 'The Notebook' and 'Palm Springs'.
If you've ever set up a screen or TV within viewing distance of a backyard pool so that you could watch a film while you splash around, congrats: you've brought the joy that is dive-in movies to your own patch of turf. And if you haven't, but you want to now, you're in luck. Obviously, you could still go the DIY route — or, if you'd like to sit in a hot tub in your own yard and check out a flick, you can hit up a new service called Tubflix.
Founded in September 2020 by Mazviita Foto following the first round of COVID-19 restrictions, the mobile cinema experience is as straightforward as it sounds. Book in a session, and Tubflix will bring everything you need to your backyard — tub, screen and movie included.
Also part of the service: a costumed usher, who'll greet guests at your doors, ask for tickets, then escort them to the cinema space. So, if you'd like to hop in a warm pool of water with your nearest and dearest and watch a movie under the stars — and not have to venture far to do so, or go to the hassle of working out what equipment you need — now you can.
Hot tub cinema packages start at $385 for one tub that can accommodate up to six people, and you'll get it overnight. It'll also be dropped off the day prior, so that the tub can heat up, and picked up the day aftewards. The projector, screen and sound system are included in the price, and so are flameless candles, lanterns and fairy lights, should you want some mood lighting.
If you're keen on levelling up the experience, platters, champagne, soft drink and snacks are also available. Fancy hiring a bartender to serve drinks or whip up cocktails? You can do that as well. And, in the future, private bar hire, catering, and chefs cooking teppanyaki and Italian food will also be on offer.
Movie-wise, Tubflix lets you pick from watery options such as The Notebook and Palm Springs, as well as other flicks like Casablanca, Emma, Mulan, Onward and Bad Boys for Life. At the moment, neither Hot Tub Time Machine nor its sequel are on the lineup, though.
Or, you can connect to the internet and pick a movie from your chosen streaming service. And, you can turn the whole experience into a special date night thanks to Tubflix's package for just that (think: flowers in the tub, and a live musician) or take a group painting class before your movie.
Tubflix operates in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. For more information, head to the service's website.
Published on July 29, 2021 by Sarah Ward