Did you catch the super blue blood moon a couple of days ago?
If you did, you weren’t alone. Stargazers around the world turned up in droves to witness the once-every-couple-of-decades lunar event. If you missed it, we have bad news: the next one isn’t due for another 20 years.
But if you did manage to get out and see it, what did you think? Even if you weren’t impressed with the moon itself (a tough order), you can’t deny that there’s something magical about the night sky. There’s something about the open sky that can make even the most everyday activity just a little bit more romantic.
Why shouldn’t that include catching a movie?
If you’ve ever wanted to watch movies under the stars, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a place in Melbourne that offers just that!
Head over to Rooftop Cinema – the city’s first rooftop bar and cinema located on top of Curtin House. Whether you’re a major cinephile or just someone looking to do something a little bit different, the Rooftop Cinema is something you should check out before summer ends.
Grab a deckchair and make yourself comfy!
Lights, camera, action…
This Love Month, the Rooftop Cinema will be featuring a huge selection of movies: from new releases to old classics, and indie faves to blockbuster movies, there’s something for everyone.
Of course, what’s a trip to the movies without popcorn? If you’re wondering about this cinema staple, don’t you worry – you can grab bags of Cobs popcorn before the screening starts!
If you’re the type that likes having something to nibble while the action goes on, you won’t have to worry about going hungry: The Rooftop Cinema also has a fully-licensed bar, its own burger joint and a Mexican restaurant downstairs!
Check out some of the more interesting films being shown at the Rooftop Cinema this month. And if you find something you like, don’t forget to book a ticket for that screening in advance!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Saturday, 10th February
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of those movies – everyone knows something from it. Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn wearing her iconic black dress (seriously, it’s so well-known it has its own Wikipedia page) or Moon River (the ballad to end all ballads), this movie needs no introduction.
- Sunday, 11th February
French cinema is often (fairly) stereotyped as artsy and incomprehensible.
Fortunately, this movie isn’t one of them! Amelie (or if you’re a purist, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain) tells the charming and whimsical tale of a waitress in Paris as she helps those around her find happiness. It’s a simple story, but one with plenty of heart – not to mention, it’s just plain fun!
Get inside Amelie’s world by booking your screening tickets today!
- Thursday, 15th February
Need your fill of 90s nostalgia?
This 1995 Alicia Silverstone flick takes you back to a time when Friends dominated the airwaves, MC Hammer pants were “trendy” and everybody was still freaking out about Y2K.
Join Cher and friends in what is perhaps one of the most popular coming of age romantic comedy movies of all time.
- Saturday, 17th February
Say what you want about the Marvel movies, one thing you can’t deny is that even their duds (looking at you, Iron Man 2) are at least fun. Join Thor, played by Australia’s very own Chris Hemsworth in his quest to free himself from captivity and save his home from destruction in a delightfully cheesy 80s-inspired romp.
DC, take note: this is how you do a superhero movie.
Back to the Future 2
- Wednesday, 28th February
While we’re on the topic of 80s throwbacks, who could forget about Back to the Future? We mightn’t have gotten hoverboards, flying cars or Jaws 19 for that matter… fortunately, everything else about this time-travelling adventure still holds up!
If you’re looking for is something that’s fun (and not at all heavy), this is the film for you. Join Doc and Marty McFly in the second installment in the Back to the Future trilogy by grabbing your tickets in here.
There’s something for everyone at the Rooftop Cinema
These are just some of the movies on show this month. We had to cut out a lot of fantastic films avoid rambling for too long – but you can find the Rooftop Cinema’s full program here. It runs through ‘til the end of March, so you’ve still got a few more weeks to lock in a film (or two!)
Why not make an evening of it, and make a pit-stop on your way to the cinema with dinner at some of our favourite CBD and Flinders Lane restaurants? Some of our partners include:
- Garden State Hotel
- Lucy Liu
- Lee Ho Fook
- Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Choose secure Melbourne CBD parking for a night under the stars
Whether you’re looking for a memorable night on the town or need ideas for Valentine’s Day (hint, hint), you can’t go past the Rooftop Cinema. Grab your friends (or that special someone) and settle down for a night of laughter, thrills, and maybe even some tears.
Of course, you don’t want your evening to be ruined by the stress of finding a parking spot!
If you are looking for a safe place to leave your car while you’re out, you’re in luck! Le Garage offers secure and accessible 24/7 Melbourne CBD parking, located just a few minutes away from Curtin House.
With affordable evening and weekend rates, we take the stress out of parking so you can focus on enjoying your night out.
To take advantage of special CBD parking rates, we invite you to book online now!