With Melbourne's extensive outdoor cinema program, it's clear Melbourne's furiously enthusiastic love for cinema under the stars isn't waning anytime soon. And now QV Cinema has announced it too will be returning for the summer season.
Usually the realm of hectic shopping sprees, QV Melbourne last year launched its own openair cinema, and it will run screenings every Thursday to Sunday night in February and March. It's an intimate 80-seat deckchair cinema on the astroturf outside the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.
The program is filled with cult classics (from Amelie to Labyrinth) and some of last year's biggest releases (like Get Out and Lion). There'll also be two dog-friendly screenings on Feburary 9 and 10, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to The Lost Dogs' Home. With tickets at $12 (and $14 for the dog screenings) each, it's a pretty budget-friendly date option for the summer.
Opening night is happening on Thursday, February 1 with a screening of Thelma and Louise. Best bit? Opening night will see the bar serving free drinks.