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Catch A Movie At Melbourne Zoo And Support Marine Wildlife This Summer

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

people lounging on a lawn at Melbourne Zoo

After announcing the return of Sunset Safari earlier this week, Zoos Victoria are upping the ante with their new summer movie program. Head to Melbourne Zoo, sit on the lush lawn, and see a cultivated mix of new releases, cult hits and favourite flicks. The Zoo Summer Cinema is all in support of Melbourne Zoo’s marine wildlife rescue efforts. This experience will start on February 3 and end on March 12.

Zoo Summer Cinema at Melbourne Zoo

After a long day of admiring your favourite animals, settle in for a night at the movies every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The season kicks off with Wes Anderson’s new film, The French Dispatch. Then, find romance during the season, with screenings of 10 Things I Hate About You, Romeo + Juliet and The Princess Bride. See the director’s cut of Blade Runner, and enjoy a preview screening of C’mon C’mon, a new film starring Joaquin Phoenix.

“Our Summer Cinema program is the perfect reason to visit the Zoo with friends and loved ones,” said Michelle Bruggeman, Melbourne Zoo Director. “See some animals, see a great movie and know that you’re supporting the important work of our Marine Response Unit.”

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Ticketholders will have access to the zoo grounds from 5:30pm. There will be DJs and keeper talks before the feature film screening at 8pm. To keep you fed, there will be food hamper options available for pre-order, as well as a food truck that will change with each film.

Zoo Summer Cinema will support Melbourne Zoo’s Marine Response Unit, and its work to rescue injured marine wildlife, including Victorian seals and seabirds. Last year, the MRU responded to 918 cases over 12 months.

a bird with a sock entangled in its beak
Supplied/A darter with a sock entangled in its beak that was rescued by the Marine Response Unit

General admission tickets for adults are $35. Anyone over 18 must be fully vaccinated to attend this event.

For more information, see their website.

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