Summer means golden sunsets, snuggly picnic blankets and blockbuster films. Barefoot Cinema has got you covered on all three fronts. After a two year hiatus, they’re back, and ready to help you enjoy movies in three stunning locations. Will you watch a film at Mount Martha, St Kilda or Werribee Park this summer?
Start the year right with plenty of food, live music, treasure hunts, lucky-door prizes and more at Barefoot Cinema. This summer, they’ve reduced ticket prices to keep this accessible for cinemagoers everywhere.
Julian Grant, founder of Barefoot Cinema, invites you to make the most of this experience. “Come early, grab a drink and something to eat from a food truck, stroll through the spectacular surrounds, play some lawn games, chill out with live music and use the time to bond while the sun sets with those you may not have had the time to have a proper catch up with,” said Grant.
Where will Barefoot Cinema be this year?
The season will kick off at The Briars in Mount Martha, from January 5 to 29. Situated on the Mornington Peninsula, this historic property promises vineyard views and plenty of space to run around.
After that, Barefoot Cinema will move to St Kilda Botanical Gardens from February 1 to 26. In this garden, you’ll discover indigenous plants, a giant chessboard, an ornamental pond, heritage gazebo, glasshouses and plenty of children’s play spaces. Explore the gardens before settling in for a relaxing cinema experience.
Finally, they will move to the gorgeous Victorian State Rose Garden in Werribee Park from March 1 to 19. Surround yourself with the aroma of 5000 beautiful roses, listen to live music, try some food and enjoy the wider estate of Werribee Mansion.
“By making the most of our majestic and awe-inspiring locations, and combining great films with a full hospitality experience, we’re about being more than a movie,” said Grant.
In this cinema experience, you’re invited to breathe in the fresh air, surround yourself with nature and explore Victoria’s hidden treasures with your friends and family.
What movies are there?
Grant curated the program to be as varied and inclusive as possible Expect new films like The French Dispatch, House of Gucci, No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up.
There will also be family favourites like Jungle Cruise, Sing 2, Encanto, E.T and The Greatest Showman.
Dirty Dancing and Grease are also on the cards to keep the good vibes going, and the documentary, Girls Can’t Surf, will play to empower surfing fans around Melbourne.
“From something for romantic date nights, to thrillers that will have you looking over your shoulder to family favourites and singalongs, surfing films, and best of all, the new releases we’ve all been eyeing off, we wanted to make sure there was a film of every flavour!” said Grant.
There will also be themed nights, including Girl’s nights out, music nights and Valentine’s Day.
Where and when:
- The Briars – January 5 to 29
- St Kilda Botanical Gardens – February 1 to 26
- Werribee State Rose Garden – March 1 to 19
- $21 for Adults
- $17 for Concession
- $14 for Kids (3 to 12 years old)
- $22 for a VIP Ticket Upgrade (reserved area and bottomless popcorn)
- Kids under 3 are free