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10° & CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 17 JULY IN MELBOURNE
By Sarah Ward
November 04, 2017
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Rooftop Cinema 2017–18

Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.
By Sarah Ward
November 04, 2017
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Come summer in Melbourne, you won't just see stars on cinema screens — you'll sit beneath them while you're watching a movie. That's what Rooftop Cinema promises each and every year, and the first part of its 2017–18 program certainly delivers. First stop: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

Kicking off on December 2 and running through until March 2018 (with the second half of the program still to be announced), there's plenty more movie fun where that came from. Haven't had a chance to see one of this year's most hyped films, Baby Driver? Keen to check out comedian Kumail Nanjiani's based-on-real life The Big Sick? Want freak yourself out with Get Out? You'll find them all on the lineup.

Don't forget that checking out classics on the big screen is all part of the Rooftop Cinema experience as well, though. This year's retro contingent includes tributes (Labyrinth, The Goonies and Stand By Me), all manner of Christmas hijinks (Love Actually, Home Alone and Elf) and two nights of Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Back to the Future).

If there's ever been a reason to spend your evenings outdoors for the next few months, this is it. Rooftop Cinema takes place in the Melbourne CBD, on top of Curtin House, Swanston Street (between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets). The bar opens daily between 11am and 1am, with films starting at 9.30pm in December and January. The February and March program will be announced in late January.

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