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Shadow Electric Open Air Cinema @ Abbotsford Convent

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The Shadow Electric is Melbourne's most exciting open air cinema venue and the just announced Autumn 2016 program features a carefully curated mixture of Australian and International new releases, cult classics and award-winning documentaries!

Located on the grounds of Abbotsford Convent, The Shadow Electric open air cinema consists of a 9m glass matte cinema screen and each film is screened in Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound. The Autumn 2016 program follows the success of the Summer 2016 program which saw many film screenings, alongside multiple concerts inside and outside the band room.

The Autumn 2016 program reflects the confidence of an established entertainment icon in its fifth season. "After the holiday season blur it's always a great to sit back and program the latter half. February and March gives Shadow Electric an opportunity to broaden the program. We sit Oscar winners next to independent documentaries, and music documentaries with old favourites" says owner, co-programmer and creative director Jay Rayner.

New titles to look forward to this March and April include Oscar candidates Spotlight, The Martian, Revenant, Carol and The Big Short as well as modern classics such as Under the Skin, The Hateful 8, The Danish Girl, Hail, Ceasar! and The Lobster. The cult classics are back with screenings of The Big Lebowski, Jaws, Transporting, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and Blade Runner. Plus documentary highlights include Noma, My Perfect Storm, Amy and 808 Retrospective.

Film screenings commence at dusk; approximately 8:00pm. Gates open at 6pm with DJs and special live music performances as well as fun activities, such as ping pong each night.

Showdown Electric is also continuing their culinary partnership with Le Bon Ton, serving up brisket and burgers in the courtyard from 6pm each night. Plus delights from Long Horn Saloon and Chignon (Mexican) are available.

It is recommended that patrons purchase tickets for the film screenings in advance, but you can purchase tickets on the event day if you wish.

To find out more about The Shadow Electric and to purchase tickets - head to the official website, Facebook profile and Twitter.

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When: Check website for upcoming session times
Where: Located in the grounds of the historic Abbotsford Convent
Cost: $22 plus BF
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