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 first weekend of February, Cinema at the 'G will showcase a pair of music-filled hit movies under the stars.
On Friday, February 1, the venue will be far from the shallow for its screening A Star Is Born, the Lady Gaga-starring mega hit that's directed by and co-stars Bradley Cooper. The following evening, Bohemian Rhapsody will rock the stadium, with Rami Malek stepping into Freddie Mercury's shoes.
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 Foundation, which in turns supports an array of Victorian charities.