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Previously a dead building in middle of the busy Glenferrie Road strip in Hawthorn, Lido Cinemas has been revived into a vibrant, eight-screen cineplex that is now showing a mix of commercial and arthouse releases from all over the world.
Much of the historic interior has been left intact, but the interior has been given a modern touch with swathes of bold colours. Deep red walls, purple carpeting and block coloured decor interplay with the cinema's original fixtures.
Make date night complete with a visit to the Lido Jazz Room, a bar which pays homage to Manhattan jazz bars of the 80s and which hosts weekly live jazz performances. In the summer months, Lido also plays host to a rooftop cinema with a separate bar.
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Fantastic Film Festival
Horror, thriller, fantasy and animation are the focus of the Fantastic Film Festival, which takes over the Lido from February 20 to March 4. The showcase of alternative and genre cinema has been curated with an eye on the way fantastic stories reveal...Film festivals Until Wednesday March 4 2020
Lido on the Roof
Lido Cinema’s rooftop makes a triumphant return this summer for its fifth year under the stars. Lido on the Roof will screen critically acclaimed summer releases including the new Charlie's Angels, Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Ford V Ferrari, Stephen...Outdoor cinema Until Wednesday April 1 2020
George Gerswhin once said, “Life is a lot like jazz. It's best when you improvise.” Lido Cinema improvised, and turned their jazz room into a comedy room. You may not have been previously aware that cinemas have jazz rooms… Turns out they don’t, except...Stand Up Tuesday February 25 2020 - Tuesday June 30 2020