Swanky outdoor cinemas are all the go now that summer is finally underway here in WA (Western Australia). There’s Somerville at UWA, Rooftop Movies in Northbridge, and Moonlight Cinema atop the picturesque Kings Park. And joining this marvellous line-up of film spots is Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Mosman Park.
Kick back under the stars in the garden of the iconic Camelot Arts Centre – debatably one of the state’s most majestic art deco venues. And be awe-inspired al fresco-style with a different film each night, from new releases to pre-release previews and live music special events.
As you relax into a bean bag or deck chair, catch films with the likes of She Said, Mrs Harris Goes To Paris, The Menu, Bones And All, The Velvet Queen, Triangle Of Sadness, The Lost King, Empire Of Light, The Whale, Emily, The Fablemans, and A Man Called Otto – to name a few flicks.
If you’re feeling particularly Christmassy, make sure you get yourself to Camelot Outdoor Cinema for Love Actually with a pre-film Christmas Eve celebration which sees live music and carols from Little Miss Squeezebox.
And to keep the ‘more than just a movie’ theme going – on Wednesday 4 January relish live David Bowie music before a preview of Moonage Daydream. On Wednesday 11 January, preceding a screening of Leonard Cohen movie Hallelujah, The Secret Chords featuring Nick Turner will perform a tribute to one of the greatest poet singer songwriters.
On New Year’s Eve, a preview of Tim Winton’s Blueback will screen with live DJ set from Zero Growth amidst the cool summer breeze. And Thursday 26 January brings a special documentary You Can Go Now to the screen; 50 years of First Nations activism in Australia through the lens of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artist, Richard Bell. But make sure you have a squiz of Camelot Outdoor Cinema’s program to find out all of the interesting happenings.
And what’s a movie without a snack in hand, huh? The Camelot Art Bar will be on the tool with a range of options include gourmet and traditional pre-orderable pizzas, seasonal specials, fresh popcorn and ice cream. While libations see an impressive range of local wines and beers, and the occasional film-themed special cocktail. Or, you could always duck across the road for freshly prepared cuisine from Wok and Roll, or simply bring your own picnic, minus the booze though.
Camelot Outdoor Cinema is currently up and running, and will be until February 2023 – plenty of time to experience the intimate, art deco film garden.
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