Once again, Melbourne's late summer openair cinema will occupy hallowed turf, with a pop-up cinema on the pitch at the MCG. Taking over the iconic sporting arena for the final weekend of summer, Cinema at the 'G will showcase a pair of feel-good films under the stars.
On Friday, February 23, they're screening Wonder, the heartstring-tugging, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay-starring film that spreads a worth message about kindness. The following evening it's back onto the grass both on and off the screen with Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans, bringing a different type of football to the iconic stadium.
The venue might seat 100,000 on grand final day, but only 2000 tickets are available for each night of cinema. Ticketholders can bring picnic blankets, pillows and snacks, or munch on food available for purchase on-site. Doors open at 6.30pm for an 8.30pm start, and proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund, which in turns supports an array of Victorian charities.