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12 of WA’s best outdoor movie experiences

In Western Australia, we’re fortunate to experience long warm summers perfect for outdoor movie cinemas. If you have yet to experience a night out under the stars this season, here are several of our state’s most loved and iconic movie venues.

Telethon Community Cinemas | Various locations

Enjoy a night at the movies for a good cause might not be a new experience for everyone, but it’s an absolute favourite of ours, which is why we’ve partnered with Telethon Community Cinemas for a ninth year.

Telethon Community Cinemas screens from four venues; Bassendean, Burswood, Murdoch University and ECU Joondalup Pines. Check out the schedule and grab your tickets online or at the box office.

Moonlight Cinema | Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Located at May Drive Parkland in Kings Park, Moonlight Cinemas has been delivering movies under the stars for 25 years.

Enjoy new releases and cult classics at one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, surrounded by over 2,000 WA native flora and fauna species.

Get there early and take the opportunity to admire the views from Frasier Avenue’s lookout of unparalleled views of the Swan and Canning Rivers against Perth’s skyline.

Rooftop Movies | Northbridge

Located conveniently atop the City of Perth’s Roe Street multi-storey car park, Rooftop Movies offers a quirky retro paradise with sunset cocktails and the cheesy goodness of Mack Daddy’s New York slice pizza.

Snuggle into the kaleidoscope of bean bags on offer and enjoy your movie screening against panoramic views of the city.

Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema | Mundaring

Looking for a change of scenery with an overnight camping option? Head to the hills and catch a movie at Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema.

This hidden gem is located near Mundaring Weir with the state forest as its backdrop. Canvas deck chairs and reserved seating is on offer for groups of 10 or more.

Camelot Cinema | Mosman Park

The intimate and cosy outdoor cinema is located within the limestone walled gardens of the historic Art Deco Memorial Hall.

Making this venue particularly special is free live music – everything from jazz to folk, and blues plus more.

Remember to arrive early to grab your seat on a bean bag or deck chair.

Lotterywest Films | Nedlands

From arthouse to adventure, thrillers to documentaries, political dramas to award-winning foreign flicks, Lotterywest Films is a unique WA experience not to be missed.

Arrive early to enjoy a relaxed picnic setting or purchase food and drinks on-site, with cushions provided before and during your movie.

Once it starts, settle into a deckchair and take in the awesome surrounds of Norfolk pine trees.

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre | Kingsley 
Perth’s only drive-in theatre offers a relaxed and entertaining movie experience, so pack your snacks and dinner or buy it there.

Koorda Drive-In

Galaxy is open year-round so check out their website for all the extra details.

Located 230km northeast of Perth, the Koorda Drive-In has been operating since 1965.

An ideal time to visit is during wildflower season between August and September, but summer nights are also ideal conditions for movie viewings.

Koorda Drive-In runs sessions on Saturday nights. Check their Facebook page for sessions dates, times and costs.

Dongara Denison Drive-In | Dongara

The Dongara Denison Drive-in is a single screen drive-in first opened in 1967.

It screens movies seasonally from spring through to late summer (September to early May), so keep an eye on their Facebook page for what’s showing.

Sun Pictures | Broome

The iconic venue screened its first movie back in 1906, experienced World War II (expand on this a bit?) and in 2004 was recognised as world’s oldest operating open-air cinema by the Guinness Book of Records.

Sun Pictures operates between April and October with two screenings daily.

Movies at Cape Mentelle | Margaret River

Up the anti and treat yourself to award-winning wine and gourmet food in the beautiful gardens at Cape Mentelle.

Enjoy live music on Friday nights, then kick back on a beans bag and watch classics or new releases under the stars as you sip on a vino made from the very vines surrounding you.


Supporting the communities that support us

As proud partners of Telethon Community Cinemas, we hope you enjoy your next open air movie experience in the knowledge you’re making a positive impact on the lives of young people in WA.

Learn more about Telethon Community Cinemas’ volunteers and local charity beneficiaries 12 Buckets and Horsepower Australia.

As WA’s local energy provider, we’re committed to supporting the communities where we operate and helping local organisations and charities do great things across Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Our partnerships span grassroots initiatives through to state-wide programs, each focusing on making a difference in the community.

For more information on Telethon Community Cinemas locations and screenings, or to join the volunteering team, head to communitycinemas.com.au.


WIN one of five WA gourmet gift boxes

We’re giving Kleenheat customers a chance to win one of five WA gourmet gift boxes by Mettle, featuring produce from local makers and creators, perfect for a movie night under the stars.

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  • Wilarak sandalwood and chocolate spread,
  • Coogee Common onion ash salt, and
  • Kwongan Spring honey.

Click here to enter the draw and good luck!


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Our ongoing value is passed on to you through our partnerships with RACFlybuys and Seniors Card WA. Plus access a variety of offers and rewards that come with sponsoring the local events and teams you love.

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We believe there’s value in choosing local, so if you’re not a Kleenheat customer choose local today and let life flow.

3 Responses to “12 of WA’s best outdoor movie experiences

  1. February 18, 2021 at 10:23 am
    Steve Watson said:

    How lucky are we in Western Australia to have so many wonderful and unique choices to view our favourite movies. Hat’s off to who put this presentation together, beautifully done.

  2. February 18, 2021 at 10:36 am
    Patricia Willans said:

    Great article – how blessed are we here in Perth and the West in general to have these
    wonderful outdoor cinemas – and a great climate to enjoy them in. We have experienced the one in Broome – what a beautiful old cinema and such fun when the film stops for a minuet or two and a large jet passes just above you!! Extra excitment!

  3. February 18, 2021 at 11:26 am
    Alan French said:

    Yes we are indeed a lucky and blessed state to have all these wonderful choices to enjoy our outdoor activities. As Patricia mentioned, to sit at the outdoor movies in Broome and then suddenly overhead is the underbelly of a plane going to land, absolutely amazing !!

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