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This is the place to be in January
Films Under the Vines - Free Outdoor Movies from BASEM3NT and Splash Adelaide
Emerging from obscurity as a narrow and somewhat unpretentious lane, Featherstone Place has suddenly leapt into a place on the commercial map of Adelaide. A few months ago it is doubtful if a dozen people questioned at random one could have given its location.
Nearly a hundred years ago a journalist wrote these words about a little-known place in Adelaide, literally within metres of the busiest part of town. While the second sentence is still true, the journalist's prediction has not yet come to pass - until now.
Featherstone Place in 1926 (Image State Library SA B-3500)
Films Under the Vines is a quirky new free outdoor cinema hosted by film production studio BASEM3NT in partnership with Splash Adelaide, promoters of lots of free things to do in Adelaide. It takes place on four Friday evenings in January under the cool vines in Featherstone Place (just off Gawler Place, right near Rundle Mall).
Unlike other free outdoor cinemas in Adelaide which cater mainly for families with young children, Films Under the Vines is aimed at younger people with an interest in cutting edge films and also the latest VR technology.
Munch on Tasty Italian Street Food from Signor Arrosticini (Image Supplied)
A collection of short films sourced from the 48 Hour Film Project including those made recently in Adelaide are being showcased. Expect funny, quirky and sometimes plain spooky films, shown in a relaxed environment with great food and wine - Lobo cloudy apple cider, local beer and Antipodes gin are all on offer from 5pm at very reasonable prices.
Pop in after work with your friends every Friday in January from 5pm, but be early - Featherstone Place is a small lane and there's limited seating available. Grab a bite of the amazing Italian street food from Signor Arrosticini and settle in for free outdoor movies in the coolest place in Adelaide, starting at sunset. It's all very informal, wander in, move around and check out the fun things to do.
Take a Trip to the Basement at BASEM3NT (Image Supplied)
Sometime during the evening take a break from the free movies, because BASEM3NT have a special treat available on the night. Downstairs in the air conditioned BASEM3NT studios you can try the Virtual Reality HTC VIVE experience for just $10 for 10 minutes, and experience far more adrenaline-fueled adventure than on the rides at the Show. Check out the video to get the general idea, but please note that the Green Screen won't be available on the night. Could this be one of the weirdest basements in Adelaide?
Films Under the Vines outdoor cinema is going to be an awesome experience in a place that few people knew existed. Featherstone Place was originally named after Michael Featherstone - the subject of one of seven strange stories about Adelaide. It's also been the scene of a massive police manhunt across rooftops for a cat burglar.
To find out more about the free Films Under the Vines at BASEM3NT Studios, head over to the event page on Facebook, like and follow BASEM3NT, or see the write-up on Splash Adelaide.
Stay Cool This Summer at Films Under the Vines
You've only got four chances in January to make the most of these free outdoor movies and the Virtual Reality HTC VIVE experience - so don't miss out. It's one of the best fun things to do in Adelaide this month!
Claridge House Gawler Place, Seen from Featherstone Place 1928 (Image: State Library SA)