Outdoor Cinemas Perth

Best Outdoor Cinema Perth including roof top cinema & drive in cinema

Summertime is all about outdoor cinemas in Perth. It’s the perfect family activity for a warm evening. Pack a picnic, take along some uno cards and wait for the sun to set. It’s not just about movies in parks – our list has other places to watch a good flick, like the Roof Top Cinema or Drive ins, we even found a spot you can take your fur babies too. You’ll find all the best places to enjoy a movie under the stars in our guide to the top family friendly outdoor cinemas in Perth:

Telethon Community Cinema, Burswood, Bassendean, Joondalup and Murdoch

What a great way to support an amazing charity. These venues (this year open from Nov 22) are all licensed, so they are strictly BYO food and non-alcoholic drinks only, a sausage sizzle is available at Burswood. Bring your own seating or hire a bean bag, chair, or throw down a blanket. Gates open at 6.30pm and films start around 7.45pm.

For more info and session times see their website.

Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park

Movies will be showing on the lush lawns of Kings Park from Dec 2 until March. Gates open at 6pm, and shows start at sundown (around 8pm). This is a BYO venue with snacks and beverages available at the snack bar. A limited number of bean bags are available for hire. Otherwise, bring cushions, blankets and/or a low beach chair without legs. CARD only.

Moonlight Cinemas Perth

Find Moonlight Cinemas at the May Drive parkland, Kings Park.

For more info and session times see their website.

Galaxy Drive-In, Kingsley

This Perth institution is one of the last of its kind in all of Australia. Kids love the novelty of a drive in cinema. They are a blast from the past, and an excellent way to enjoy the latest family films with very young children, who may want to fall asleep in the car later on! Back in the car and pile the boot with pillows, blankets and bean bags. BYO food is allowed and there is also a snack bar. There’s often a double feature on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, so you may get two movies for the price of one! Gates open at 6:30 and movie starts at 7:30. The gate shuts when the cinema is full, so it’s best to get there early. CASH only. Cheap Tuesday –  just $22 per car!

Galaxy Drive in

Find Galaxy Drive-In at corner of Goollelal Drive and Hocking Road, Kingsley.

See our blog here… www.buggybuddys.com.au/galaxy-drive-in-kingsley 

For more info and session times see their website.


Kookaburra Cinema, Mundaring Weir

Head to the hills for the magical Kookaburra Cinemas. Found in the state forest, the stars seem to shine brighter up there. You can even camp there! Overnight camping is available opposite, at the Hills National Parks Visitors Centre. CASH only.

Find Kookaburra Cinemas at Allen Road, Mundaring Weir.

For more info and session times wee their website.


Rooftop Movies, Northbridge

Step off the lift and walk onto the retro-themed roof top cinema with palm trees, campervans turned into a kiosk, bar, and projector room, and deck chairs. Then there’s the amazing city view of the skyline and its twinkling lights. Rooftop Movies is a licensed venue, so BYO drinks are not permitted. Cinema fare such as popcorn, lollies, and ice cream are available for purchase. We recommend bringing a blanket and cushion for extra comfort. Most shows start at 8:00 pm.

Find Rooftop Movies on the top floor of the car park at 68 Roe Street, Northbridge.

See our blog here… www.buggybuddys.com.au/rooftop-movies-perth

For more info and session times see their website.

Life Boat, Mindarie Marina

This pop up cinema at Life Boat springs to life on Friday and Saturday nights. Once the sun has set, grab the buttered popcorn and settle in for a FREE family friendly movie on the projector screen.  Life Boat is a fully licensed venue, so no BYO food or drinks are allowed, but there’s plenty available for purchase.

The Life Boat Mindarie

Find Life Boat at Mindarie Marina, Mindarie, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie.

For more info and session times see their website.


American Express Open Air Cinema, East Perth

This cinema usually launches mid-summer, so keep your eyes peeled in early 2022. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie at the riverside location with some tasty food and beverages from the licensed bar. Best of all, you can take your dog too!

Find on the corner of Riverside Drive and Plain Street.

For more info and session times see their website.


Northbridge Piazza

Good news – watching movies at this venue is FREE! Located at the corner of James and Lake Street, there’s always something on the screen, 24 hours a day. There’s a mix of family friendly movies in the program during school holidays.

Find the big screen at the corner of James and Lake Street, Northbridge.

For more info and session times see their website.


Have we missed a family friendly outdoor cinema in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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