The team behind Shadow Electric unveil a brand new outdoor cinema at the University of Melbourne
This summer, the team behind the Shadow Electric (formerly at the Abbotsford Convent) have moved to the University Melbourne to put on a two-month entertainment festival, complete with films, live music and top-notch food and drink.
The film line-up is packed with new releases, music docos and old favourites. It won't be easy to narrow down your favourites; highlights include lauded sci fi film Arrival (Jan 6), neo-noir psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals (Jan 7 & 30), Aussie coming-of-age indie flick Girl Asleep (Jan 18) and charming musical rom com La La Land (Feb 23 & 25). Some of the hottest films of 2016 will make an appearance, including Ghostbusters (Jan 15), Café Society (Jan 12) and Ab Fab: The Movie (Jan 11). For the full program, visit the Shimmerlands website.
While you're there, make sure you take advantage of the great food and drink offerings at Shimmerlands; we're talking St Ali, Pho Nom, Pipapipo Gelateria, Shandong Mama and Trattoria Emilia, plus a bar where you can hang out and relax.