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Melbourne is now home to two new 4D cinema experiences
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Melbourne is now home to two new 4D cinema experiences

Hoyts Cinemas have announced they will be installing state-of-the-art motion recliner seats in four cinemas across Sydney and Melbourne

The Grand Budapest Hotel at Fed Square
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The Grand Budapest Hotel at Fed Square

Catch a screening of Wes Anderson’s perfect pastel flick up on the digital facade at Federation Square this September

The Little Mermaid in Concert
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The Little Mermaid in Concert

The newt play the flute, the carp play the harp, the plaice play the bass – but this time those rockin' fish are going to have a little help from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

There'll be 26 new Italian films as well as classic movies and special screenings including Ron Howard's portrait of world-famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti

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Guides for Melbourne movie lovers

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See all of our latest film reviews

Check out the latest releases in Australian cinemas, all reviewed by Time Out critics

Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne
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Upcoming film festivals in Melbourne

Attention movie buffs: add these excellent Melbourne film festivals to your diary

The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
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The best outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Catch cult classics, new releases and family favourites under the stars in Melbourne.

Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists
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Top ten Aussie films to scare off tourists

A sweaty handful of movies making Tourism Australia's job that little bit harder

Film screenings and events in Melbourne

Films in cinemas now in Melbourne

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s buzzy alt-history of late-’60s Hollywood puts truth in a bong and smokes it

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Midsommar
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Midsommar

A savage yet evolved slice of Swedish folk horror, Ari Aster's hallucinatory follow-up to Hereditary proves him a scare master with no peer

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Late Night
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Late Night

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson team up for a comedy based around a TV talk show 

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Palm Beach
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Palm Beach

Secrets get washed up in Rachel Ward's Northern Beaches reunion comedy

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Between epic bouts of bickering, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham save the world in an offshoot that gets the job done

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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The 100 best comedy movies
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The 100 best comedy movies

The 50 best family movies
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The 50 best family movies

The 50 best romantic comedies
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The 50 best romantic comedies

The 100 best horror movies
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The 100 best horror movies

The 100 best romantic movies
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The 100 best romantic movies

The 100 best animated movies
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The 100 best animated movies

The best cinemas in Melbourne

Cinema Nova
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Cinema Nova

Melbourne's largest arthouse movie complex also hosts regular films events, special screenings and festivals

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Lido Cinemas
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Lido Cinemas

An arthouse complex complete with a jazz bar, rooftop cinema and Huxtaburger

The Astor Theatre
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The Astor Theatre

A single-screen Art Deco theatre with a program of new and classic films in 35mm, 70mm and digital

Coburg Drive-In
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Coburg Drive-In

One of Melbourne's last remaining drive-ins, this is a cinematic experience brimming with nostalgia

The Sun Theatre
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The Sun Theatre

This pint-sized Art Deco cinema counts Quentin Tarantino among its legion of film-loving fans

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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Melbourne: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At the George on Collins on Monday September 2, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google. Make sure you read our guide to unique eats in Melbourne, try them all, and get voting for your fave. Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.     // var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '64954843686', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-64954843686', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided

Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards
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Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards

By Time Out in partnership with Google For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we are partnering with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some awesome local heroes doing great things worth searching for. The People’s Choice: Signature Searches award invites Time Out readers to discover and try these amazing eats, with the chance to win tickets to the big Time Out Food Awards event in September and more.   Here’s what involved. Step one: Read all about Google Signature Searches here. Step two: Try them!  Step three: Vote for your favourite and have your say, tagging #foundongoogle Vote now Further event details can be found here.      In association with 

Land Rover Secret Rooftop Drive Experience
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Land Rover Secret Rooftop Drive Experience

How about some executive stress relief in the middle of Melbourne city? We’re talking an exhilarating rooftop obstacle course, and a brand new Range Rover Evoque to test your driving skills on. It’s the ultimate city buzz for motoring fans, and it’s free.  The Secret Rooftop Drive Experience is on top of the Golden Square Carpark for four days only, from Thursday August 29 through to Sunday September 1. Upon arrival behind the yellow door, grab a coffee from the barista, lounge in the social hangout, admire the skyline views and prepare yourself for one hell of a ride. The 15-minute driving experience will take you around a circuit featuring ramps, obstacles, props, projections and artist-painted murals.  You’ll be test driving the new Range Rover Evoque – the compact SUV that has a coupé-like silhouette but all the features of an SUV. It’s a hi-tech four-wheel drive with a clean, pared-back design, on- and off-road handling and intuitive technologies. Those technologies include sensors for emergency automatic braking, lane keep assist if you drift out of your lane, front and rear parking assist with audio and graphics, and rear camera for reversing. Boasting retracting door handles and nine-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle has interactive driver display with two high-definition ten-inch touch screens showing driving information, entertainment and active safety data, plus navigation with live traffic updates. There’s phone, music, radio, podcasts and vehicle-optim

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Australian Realness

Australian Realness

Zoey Dawson has been one of the most popular playwrights working in Melbourne’s independent theatre scene for the last few years, but this new play marks her mainstage debut. It's a comedy about class in which the cast shine twice; playing two different characters – one bourgeois, one bogan. The cast features Linda Cropper (aka Geraldine from Offspring) alongside André de Vanny, Emily Goddard, Chanella Macri and Greg Stone. Malthouse's artistic director Matthew Lutton says the play starts out as a very recognisable satire but then questions the tropes of Australian class comedy. “It’s sort of looking at the way that class is weaponised, used politically, and asking if it’s an economic definition, a cultural definition; or if any of the definitions are true anymore – or if they’re all porous and constantly changing.”  See what else is in Malthouse's 2019 season.

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