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.
Downstairs you'll find a Huxtaburger diner for a pre-movie bite and well-stocked candy store to get you prepared for your movie. 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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675 Glenferrie Rd
- It’s almost Christmas in modern-day Nazareth, and ageing Abu Shadi and his grown-up son Shadi, who’s fresh off the plane from his very different life as an architect in Rome, have some family skeletons to deal with in this low-key, sharply obser...Read more
- A stellar injustice: Hollywood has made a movie about a faked Mars landing – 1977’s deliriously silly Capricorn One – but has never given the historic first moon landing its due. That’s not so hard to explain. While inspiring on a global scale, ...Read more
- If you’ve been pining for the fiery, political Spike Lee of Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, good news: BlacKkKlansman has the director back to his energised best. Maybe the optimism of the Obama era robbed him of some of that righteous fury – wh...Read more
- Set in a neon-bathed Lake Tahoe hotel in 1969, this boldly original but frustrating noir is frontloaded with mysteries. What’s brought its four edgy guests to its doors? What’s the significance of the Nevada-California state line running smack d...Read more
- “We’re comfortable” says Nick Young (Henry Golding, mega-confident in his feature debut), a handsome Oxford-educated NYU professor, when he’s asked about his background by Rachel (Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu), who knows nothing about how loa...Read more
- Calling the new A Star Is Born a "valentine" from its star, Lady Gaga, to her fans sounds a bit coy and delicate, so let’s call it what it really is: a hot French kiss (with full-on tongue), filled with passion, tears and a staggering amount of ...Read more
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Every Tuesday Lido Cinema's intimate Jazz Room hosts a free night of established and rising stand-up stars. Some big Melbourne names have graced the stage in recent months including Dave Thornton, Danielle Walker (pictured above), Corey White and Laura...Stand Up Until Tuesday December 18 2018
Good movies are great, but bad movies are often so much better. Every Wednesday, Classic Cinemas and Lido Cinemas are celebrating B-grade films, with low-budget, cult classic and downright terrible movies getting their time in the sun. Weird Wednesday...Special screenings Until Wednesday October 24 2018