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Bombshell actor John Lithgow on playing Trump, Churchill and sex creep Roger Ailes
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Bombshell actor John Lithgow on playing Trump, Churchill and sex creep Roger Ailes

Don't be fooled by the parts he plays: John Lithgow is actually an incredibly nice guy

Six movies to see on Boxing Day 2019
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Six movies to see on Boxing Day 2019

The post-Christmas movie serves multiple purposes – heat relief, child minding, time killer, desperate attempt at family bonding...

Meet new Star Wars star Naomie Ackie
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Meet new Star Wars star Naomie Ackie

This London thespian went from The End of the F***ing World to a galaxy far, far away

Mov’in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema
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Mov’in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema

It’s made big waves in Sydney, and now it’s Melbourne’s turn. Mov’in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema is headed to Melbourne this summer as part of the outdoor cinema’s first national tour. The concept is irresistible. Imagine a large inflatable bed to snuggle into, food, drinks and a great movie. This summer it’s headed to St Kilda Beach, right in front of Catani Gardens, with its very own beach club popping up for 45 magical nights.   The full program is yet to be announced for Melbourne audiences, but if the earlier event in Perth is anything to go by, it’s looking like a winning summer of movies. Think the likes of the Leo, Brad and Margot Robbie retro drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, recent releases like Joker and Last Christmas, and golden oldies like Jaws.  The only catch is you need to be speedy – there are usually only 150 beds per night (accommodating up to three people – cosy). If you don’t mind sitting on the grass, you can BYO blanket, and the tickets are cheaper. Ticket prices range from $9 to $93. The cinema gate opens at 5pm, with the movie starting at around sunset (which is around 8.45pm). The season runs from Saturday, January 4 until Sunday, February 23. Screenings run every day except Mondays.

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

Just Mercy
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Just Mercy

A trainee lawyer helps death row inmates in this stirring drama based on the work of attorney Bryan Stevenson

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks is a beaming, slightly cryptic Fred Rogers in a movie that's really about a journalist in need of a hug

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
1917
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1917

This reinvention of WWI movies marries technical virtuosity, jittery thrills and an emotional core

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Little Women
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Little Women

Greta Gerwig has directed a huggably self-deprecating take on the Louisa May Alcott classic

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Céline Sciamma’s glorious period romance is a masterclass of swelling passions in a time of stifling restraint

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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The 100 best horror movies

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The 100 best romantic 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