Melbourne cinemas might have to shut during lockdowns, but there's still a way to support your favourite cinema during these tough times. Three of Melbourne’s key top cinemas (and one of Sydney’s) now have a video-on-demand service called At Home.
Available online now, this new platform includes a curated selection of films that you’d expect from Melbourne’s Classic Cinema, Lido Cinema, Cameo Cinema and Sydney’s Ritz Cinema. There are hundreds of movies to browse, with rental prices starting at $4.99.
The cinemas have joined up with local distributors like Madman, Roadshow, StudioCanal, JIFF Distribution, FilmInk Presents and more. There are a selection of classic back catalogue films, great Australian hits and some more recent releases including France’s queer romance hit Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Aussie crime thriller The Dry.
As these cinemas co-host several annual film festivals (including the Jewish International Film Festival and the Fantastic Film Festival) many of these films will be available on the At Home platform.