Classic, Lido and Cameo Outdoor Cinemas Are Reopening from November 2
With new flicks, concert films and classics — and even a dog-friendly screening of 'Lassie Come Home'.
Back in June, we excitedly announced the reopening of cinemas. While, unfortunately, that excitement was short-lived, with cinemas closing a couple of short weeks later, we can once again announce some good news for cinephiles: Classic, Lido and Cameo are firing up the projectors for their outdoor cinemas from Monday, November 2.
All three cinemas will be screening a selection of new flicks and concert films, as well as a 30th-anniversary edition of Goodfellas and a dog-friendly session of Lassie Come Home as part of the Children's International Film Festival (but kidults are definitely welcome, too).
As part of the new lineup, you can catch an advanced screening of Sam Neill-starring Aussie flick Rams on opening night, excellent comedy Bill & Ted Face the Music, An American Pickle with two Seth Rogans and David Fincher's new black-and-white flick Mank.
Those itching to head back to a live gig can relive some of the best with Stop Making Sense, a 1984 film of a live Talking Heads performance, as well as Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold the Concert and Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, which are both new releases.
Depending where you live, and how far you can travel come November 2, you can watch the above flicks at Hawthorn's Lido on the Roof, overlooking Glenferrie Road; at Cameo Cinema's magnificent outdoor movie screen in Belgrave; or atop Elsternwick's Classic Cinema, which has its own bar open every day of the week (usually).
All three cinemas have started accepting bookings for the first two weeks of screenings, so, if you're keen to head along, we suggest you lock in a session ASAP.
Published on October 23, 2020 by Samantha Teague