Residents of Melbourne, here's some good news to buoy you in these dark times. Barkly Square in Brunswick has announced they'll be running a pop-up cinema throughout December and January. It'll go down in the laneway of the shopping centre and unlike other outdoor cinemas that have recently been announced — like Moonlight and Sunset — this one has a difference: it's silent. Kind of like when you go to the drive-in and attach the speaker to your car, they'll be transmitting the film's audio through dedicated headphones.
The best part is that all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Victorian Deaf Society. And even better, tickets are only a tenner. Take that Hoyts. There's only 60 seats per screening though, so be sure to book early — especially for the spesh Christmas screenings. On the whole, the lineup is pretty decent and eclectic, with everything from Donnie Darko to Home Alone to Whiplash.
BARKLY SQUARE OPENAIR CINEMA PROGRAM 2016-17
16 December — Home Alone
23 December — Elf
6 January – Whiplash
7 January – Amy
13 January – The Big Lebowski
14 January – Amelie
20 January – Guardians of the Galaxy
21 January – Dogtown and Z-Boys
27 January – Hunt for the Wilderpeople
28 January – Donnie Darko
The Barkly Square Openair Cinema will take place at Barkly Square, 106 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Films start at 8.30pm and are preceded by live entertainment. Find out more and book tickets here.