Located just five minutes from St Kilda, Classic Cinemas screens a variety of Hollywood blockbusters, foreign films and family favourites, as well as being home to the Jewish International Film Festival.
The building was built in 1889 and opened as a theatre in 1911, and it's been an important part of the Elsternwick community for more than a century. Catch an arthouse, foreign or major Hollywood blockbuster film on one of the Classic’s ten screens, and enjoy sweet and savoury refreshments like olives, bao, edamame, beer, wine and hand-made choc tops in flavours like rocky road and salted caramel.
The cinema has its own bar in the foyer, which is perfect for a pre- or post-show tipple and catch-up. It's also next door to vodka bar After the Tears, which offers hundreds of vodkas and hearty Polish fare.
In December 2019, the cinema launched Classic Rooftop Cinema, which operates through summer and into autumn. It also includes a rooftop bar, which people can enjoy whether or not they're seeing a film. The rooftop has sweeping views across the nearby buildings, all the way to the bay.