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Backlot Rooftop Drive-In

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published November 29th 2016
Hit the Heights - stunning views over Melbourne
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Artists impressions of view from the new Backlot Cinema. Courtesy Backlot Cinema

Like many people I hate car parks, until now that is! Because with this one you drive up and around, up and around, up and around and then it opens up and you drive-in.

To a drive-in cinema that is. What a rad idea.

The view is over the dazzling lights of Melbourne and the magnificent Observation Star with all its neon brilliance.

observation star
Source: Observation Star Facebook

There are two screens each with room for 65 cars making it a twin drive-in cinema.The screens are side by side but far enough apart that one screen won't distract you from the other.

Just tune in your radio to the restricted FM transmitters, or you can get out of you car and watch from the blue-deck area and listen through headphones provided.

The Backlot Rooftop Drive-In will show first-release films and while they'll be a lot of date night stuff, there will also be some "hard-edged" options in some of the late slot as well as some family friendly options in earlier sessions.

And if you ever get bored with the movie, then just take advantage of the 360 degree view over Melbourne.

Yes, you can still get your popcorn and choc tops but there will also be some pop-up take-away stalls

Unlike many of Melbourne's outdoor summer cinemas, the Backlot Drive-In will operate all year round.

There will be two sessions a night, starting roughly at 8.30 and 10.30, with an additional late-night session on Fridays.

Pricing will be $15 for walk-in tickets and $50 per car (going up to $60 on weekends), regardless of how many are in it.

The Guinness Book of Records recorded getting 23 people into a classic Mini. Just saying!

Everyday 8.00pm 1.30am. You can buy tickets online from December the 5th, 2016. Click here


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Why? A Drive-In with a view over Melbourne
When: Nightly two sessions
Where: 90 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne
Cost: Pricing will be $15 for walk-in tickets and $50 per car (going up to $60 on weekends), regardless of how many are in it.
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