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Pentridge Open-Air Cinema at 1 Champ St, Coburg is the location of the new boutique outdoor cinema taking place across the summer months from now till 28 March 2021. It's where you can enjoy a night out in the shadow of the famous Pentridge Prison, once home to the likes of Ned Kelly, Chopper Reed, and more.

Get your tickets for an exceptional outdoor cinematic experience of hand-picked retro films and key new titles under the summer night sky in a striking locale. Gates open at 7.30pm for Live Music, Palace Pop-Up Bar and Snacks, followed by film screening at approximately 8.45pm. BYO food and picnic is allowed, however, strictly no BYO alcohol. Arrive early to save a deck chair and stock up on your favourite beverages. Click here to download the Summer Programme!

Choose from over 55 gems including cult classics, key new releases, prison throwbacks, and family favourites like The Shawshank Redemption, Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense, Call Me By Your Name, The Rock, Lost in Translation and Spirited Away. You'll find the full list of films via the links given.


Aperol Sundown Sessions are limited to 20 people and it's an exclusive sit-down dining experience at Pentridge Open-Air Cinema. Each Saturday and Sunday of the season from 6-7.30pm, in partnership with Aperol, enjoy an extra special evening that includes: two Aperol Spritz, a meal from one beloved Melbourne restaurant Powered by Co/Lab Pantry, a That's Amore cheese platter, cannoli from Cannoleria, and live music. From 7:30pm, guests will then join the main session and film screening! See full details here. The Aperol Sundown Session (incl. film) is $85. Pricing for films only in general; if you're a Palace Movie Club member, it's $16, otherwise, General Admission is $22 with $18 for Concession/Senior and $51 for a family of 3, with a family of 4 for $65.

This is where you'll find the Melbourne Premiere of the critically-acclaimed Colonial Western, High Ground. Enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival followed by special introductions from the film's stars Simon Baker & Witiyana Marika along with Director Stephen Johnson and Producer Maggie Miles. See full details on given link and book your tickets here. Don't delay as two other sessions have already sold out!

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Baker) to track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback, they begin to earn each other's trust, but when the truths of Travis' past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted. Capturing the ravishing natural beauty of the Northern Territory, director Stephen Johnson has created an engrossing revisionist Western that elevates the stories and voices of Indigenous Australians.

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Why? Pentridge Open-Air Cinema, the new boutique outdoor cinema
When: From now till 28 March 2021
Where: Pentridge Cinema, 1 Champ St, Coburg, VIC
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