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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
Outdoor cinemas are allowed to reopen, with restrictions, just in time for warmer weather. Are you keen for a classic garden cinema experience? Or what about an inner-city rooftop? You could even catch a film by the beach. These are our top choices of alfresco cinema in Melbourne. While you're planning your summer adventures, check out our favourite places to swim, or just stay socially distanced in your car at our favourite drive-ins. RECOMMENDED: What to do if it rains at an outdoor cinema.
Fed Square film screenings
Get into the holiday spirit with free screenings of some favourite family films at Federation Square. The precinct is screening two all-ages films every weekend in the lead up to Christmas, including recent hits and nostalgic gems. This year the program features films like Hugo, Instant Family, Daddy's Home, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and the Christmastime classic, It's a Wonderful Life. Screenings are free to enjoy, though we advise your bring a picnic blanket or something to sit on. Guests should also sign in on arrival and adhere to all social distancing guidelines while in attendance.
The best TV shows and movies to stream this month
If we’ve learned anything from two lockdowns, it’s that we all need something to look forward to. Thankfully, it’s nice to escape into a book, a movie or a television show every once in a while to give our minds a break from real life. So, here are a few things coming to Australian streaming providers in August. Looking for other things to occupy your time? Here's everything you can do at home right now.