Balmy summer nights are best spent outdoors soaking up the fresh air with friends and family.

Naturally as the days become longer, Perth locals venture out in search of the best things to see and do in summer, and the outdoor cinemas is a hands down favourite. There’s nothing better than watching a movie under the stars.

We’re spoilt for choice with a selection of outdoor cinemas in Perth from rooftop cinemas to converted car parks to Kings Park lawn. Check out our short list of our favourites.


Rooftop Cinemas

An evening out in Northbridge can take you to many different bars and restaurants, but in the summer it will take you to the FRINGEWORLD Rooftop Cinemas. Head six floors above ground and you’ll find this car park turned movie theatre.

Located in the centre of Northbridge, you have the perfect place to watch the spectacular city sunset as you relax and wait for the movie to begin. Films start at 8pm but doors open from 6pm, giving you plenty of time to head to the Candy Bar for some popcorn or to the bar for a drink.

This outdoor cinema is more for the grownups but in the company of a parent or legal guardian children are allowed entry, assuming the film is age appropriate.

Don’t be fooled by the summer sun when you visit this outdoor cinema – it gets chilly when you’re six floors up, so bring something to rug up just in case.

Where: Level 6, 68 Roe St, Perth WA 6000.
When: Now – February


Free Flicks for Kids

With family friendly, outdoor movies from 5.30pm, this outdoor cinema in the centre of Northbridge is perfect for summer family entertainment.

Grab a beanbag and a spot on the grass in front of the movie screen. Unpack your picnic and enjoy Free Flicks for Kids.

Each Saturday until the end of December Northbridge Piazza offer a variety of family friendly films, such as Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs or Frozen.

Where: Northbridge Piazza, 142 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003.
When: Now – 31 December


Moonlight Cinema

Arguably Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema is located on the lawns of Kings Park Botanic Garden.

Save yourself some time and enjoy the range of hot food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available at Moonlight Cinema, or alternatively you can BYO picnic blanket, snacks and alcohol.

Gates open at 6pm with screenings starting at 8pm. Get in early to reserve a good pozi.

Catch advance screenings, new releases and classics from your comfy spot on the lush grass.

Where: Synergy Parklands, Kings Park, Perth WA 6000.
When: December – March


Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas

If a choc-top at the cinema is your thing, you’ll love Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema!

Enjoy eating ice cream while you kick back and watch a movie. Bring your picnic blanket and set up on the lawn near Ozone Reserve, right in front of the oversized movie screen.

Picnic baskets are welcome, so bring snacks and drinks, or choose from the food & drink options onsite, including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Head to the outdoor cinema on Sunday for their Sundae Session and you’ll get to enjoy a FREE scoop of ice cream and live music. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema has seen popular musicians in the likes of The Cat Empire and Husky hit their stage. Purchase one of these tickets and you will be supporting the charity of choice for that session.

Where: Riverside Drive, cnr Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004. Entry via Plain Street
When: 7 March – 2 April

Weekend Deals

Make this summer about doing more of what you love with the ones you love!

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Stay in the heart of the city, less than 5 minutes walking distance to Perth Arena and just minutes to all major entertainment venues around Perth.

Forget the struggles of finding a way home late at night or being the sober driver! Book yourself a room from our Perth Entertainment Package for the ultimate night out.

Perth Entertainment package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults
  • 2 house beverages at Ivy & Jack