Melbourne Summer: Barkly Square Open Air Cinema treats audiences to cult films for great causes

Promising good grub, balmy nights & cult classics with a cause, Barkly Square Open Air Cinema launches with Amelie on 2 December.

Returning for its second year, the summer cinema program in Brunswick’s iconic Barkly Square will donate proceeds to seven different charities.

It all kicks off in the Square’s McDougall Lane on Saturday 2 December, 2017 in partnership with The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL). The space will be transformed into a French-inspired oasis celebrating all things magnifiquement français, with a special screening of Amelie.

Across the summer program, ticket-holders can get comfy, unwind and catch a variety of films ranging from seasonal favourites to cheeky classics in the heart of Brunswick’s bustling Sydney Road.

Barkly Square Open Air Cinema 2

Guests can indulge in treats from Barkly Square food retailers, who will operate with extended opening hours for the duration of the summer programming.

For more information, or to start planning your sessions, click here.


Date Film Charity
Sat 2 Dec Amelie The Brotherhood of St Laurence
Sat 9 Dec A Dog’s Purpose (dog friendly) Forever Friends Animal Rescue
Sat 16 Dec Elf The Smith Family
Sat 23 Dec Nightmare Before Christmas The Smith Family
Sat 6 Jan Despicable Me 3 Make-A-Wish Australia
Sat 13 Jan Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Berry Street
Sat 20 Jan Dirty Dancing VicDeaf
Sat 27 Jan The Big Lebowski Melbourne City Mission

The Barkly Square Open Air Cinema will screen weekly sessions from Saturday 2 December, 2017 until Saturday 27 January, 2018 with tickets available to purchase at Barkly Square.

Remaining tickets for each screening will be available at the event’s pop-up box office on McDougall Lane, Brunswick.

Seen at top: Production still from Amelie. Image supplied.

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