What to do if it rains at an outdoor cinema

You've booked your tickets. Then the heavens open. Here's your next move
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Given the whole four-seasons-in-one-day thing, Melbourne has a surprising number of open-air cinemas. If you’re going to a screening at one, you should come prepared for sudden cold snaps or downpours. But if it's a washout, do you get a refund, or are you expected to eat your popcorn in a puddle? Here's what you should do when the weather turns crap.

Wet weather? Take a look at our guide to rainy day activities in Melbourne. Or wash away your troubles and hunker down in one of our city's best wine bars

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What to do if it rains at Coburg Velodrome Ride-In Cinema

You get a bit more notice at these pedal-in movie events: the organisers will make a bad weather call 24 hours before the screening and contact ticket holders via email and SMS. You can get a refund or an exchange. If a screening has to be cancelled during the night due to bad weather the ticket holder will likewise be entitled to a refund or exchange. If you got your tickets at the door, you’ll get a redeemable hologram season ticket to redeem for a show of your choice from the remaining calendar of screenings.

Rain stopped play? Get on your bike and explore everything else Coburg has to offer.  

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