After setting up their big screen earlier in 2017 — and packing out Buluk Park — Dockland's free open-air cinema is back for a second outing. This time, it's bigger and better, too. Presented by Victoria Harbour, the summer 2018 season will run over Friday nights from January 26 to March 2. On the agenda: new and old favourites such as Strictly Ballroom (for Australia Day, naturally), The Karate Kid and Ethel & Ernest, the latter of which arrives after featuring at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.
Pack a rug and some snacks, or leave the work to whichever eatery you like, with the site featuring a designated UberEats drop-off point. The event is alcohol-free, but if you're keen for a pre-movie tipple, stop in at Collins Street's Bar Nacional on the way to the park. Just note that there is no reserved seating, so make sure you're on time to score a prime spot on the lawn — gates open at 7pm, with the screening kicking off around 8.30pm as the sun goes down.
Tickets for the first three sessions are available now, and keep an eye on the cinema website for further titles as they're announced.
By Aobh O'Brien-Moody and Sarah Ward.