Instead of masses of birthday cake and party hats, Hawthorn's Lido Cinemas is celebrating its third birthday with a day of $5 move tickets. The eight-screen theatre, which launched in 2015, is known for its unique programming, featuring cult classics, lots of Australian hits and lesser-known international films.
It also has a rooftop cinema, a hidden jazz room and a slew of left-of-centre special events, like its current Weird Wednesdays series.
But, back to the birthday. On August 5, you'll be able to treat your bestie, mum or date to a film for a tenner — or splash out and spend the day enjoying a movie marathon. Some of the films you'll be able to catch on the day include Hitchcock's 38 thriller The Lady Vanishes and an immersive documentary about Venice's most famous painter, called Canaletto & The Art of Venice, with more expected to be announced closer to the date.
We suggest you book in quick, as they're expected to sell out.