Lido on the Roof

Film, Outdoor cinema Lido Cinemas , Hawthorn Until Monday April 30 2018
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Lido on the Roof
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Watch blockbusters and arthouse classics with bird’s-eye views of Hawthorn

Lido Cinema’s rooftop makes a triumphant return this summer for its third year under the stars. 

Lido on the Roof will screen critically acclaimed summer releases including Italian romance Call Me By Your Name, dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, fantasy piece The Shape of Water, and the James Franco in The Disaster Artist.

Star Wars fan? The cinema will be hosting a screening of the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi at 12.01am on Thursday December 14.

Press rewind and get stuck into Lido's huge cult film offering, which will include screenings of classic flicks Goonies, The Big Lebowski, Muriel's Wedding, The Lion King, Coming to America, Empire Records, Grease and plenty more.

Premiering during the 17/18 summer season will be Lido's new Lido After Dark series on Friday nights. As the sun sets, Lido After Dark will screen a selection of classic erotic thrillers including Eyes Wide Shut, Wild Orchid and Fatal Attraction.

Owners Eddie and Lindy Tamir opened Lido Cinemas’ doors in June in 2015 after years of disuse. The Art Deco building’s previous lives included a start as a cinema in the 1940s, which was then used as a dance school and later, a cabaret theatre. Setting out to bring the spectacle back to going to the cinema, the Tamirs transformed the previously derelict venue into what they described as a “'60s futuristic” themed space, adding lashings of contemporary design whilst respecting the building’s original features.

No need to BYO snacks: Lido's food and drink counter serves up great movie treats from choctops and vegan-friendly popcorn, to edamame and craft beers.

By: Time Out editors

Venue name: Lido Cinemas
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Address: 675 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn
3122
Event website: http://www.lidocinemas.com.au/Page/Rooftop
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