Outdoor Cinema

outdoor cinema

outdoor cinema

While we wait and see if another theatre comes our way, we continue to take the cinema to the people and the great outdoors through our outdoor cinema co. Blow Up Cinema. This summer’s just too good to be stuck in a cinema anyway!
Working with local councils bringing free, family films to Melbourne parks, bringing a cinema to the middle of a city square (QV Melb) or creating a lovely outdoor cinema/market in Balnarring; here’s a taste of what we’re putting on over the summer months.


outdoor cinema

We launched Stringybark Cinema last Saturday to a sold-out screening of Back To The Future and we continue with other classics such as Stand By Me (this Sunday), The Blues Brothers, Muriel’s Wedding and more, all set amongst the majestic stringybark gums at Emu Plains Reserve, Balnarring.

outdoor cinema

With the gates opening at 6.30pm, come early and reserve a deck chair, grab something to eat from a variety of food trucks, have a drink of some penninsula favourites and enjoy some live music as you wait for the light to drop and the film to start.

Details & tickets from www.stringybarkcinema.com.au

outdoor cinema


Working with the good folks at Maribyrnong, Moreland and Darebin councils, we have been hired to run a series of free, family films over the summer in various parks within their municipalities and most of these screenings are solar powered.
Showing films on our huge 6m inflatable screen such as Back To The Future, Elf, Shaun The Sheep, Paper Planes and The Sapphires, check our website,www.blowupcinema.com for more info.

outdoor cinema


We’ve been employed by QV to run and curate a summer of films within their grassy space in the heart of the CBD. Running four days a week from Dec-March, one of the highlights is a weekend celebrating some cracking music films starting on Thurs, FEB 4th with AMY, then onto Searching For Sugarman, Love & Mercy and the electrifying, WHIPLASH.
Tickets and more info here.

LABYRINTH AT QV outdoor cinema

In somewhat of a sad but appropriate coincidence, we had already programmed the family fantasy film starring David Bowie as the Goblin King to feature amongst this weekends’ films at QV. Sunday night’s film is just another example of Bowie’s unbridled creative talents.
Tickets here.

Going forward and in the interests of keeping it simple, I am going to combine the mailing lists of the three film events I have been running for the last six years (George Revival Cinema, Red Hot Shorts & Blow Up Cinema) into one mailing list – that of Blow Up Cinema. It will of course all be Melbourne film related. I’ll keep the George mailing list quiet unless I find that illusive cinema that needs reviving. If you ever need to unsubscribe, you can do so instantly below. All the best for 2016! Gus


Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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