Time Out says
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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Steve Martin Mondays
Lido Cinemas is screening 12 film highlights from the original wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin. Running from March 16 until June 1, Steve Martin Mondays will screen films like Three Amigos, The Pink Panther, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Roxanne, and Planes,...Monday June 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 June 2 2020 - Tuesday June 30 2020