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About
Opening & Screening Times
Prices & Booking
Food, Drinks & Dessert
Mesa Verde Pre-Cinema Package
Seating & Blankets
Bad Weather & What To Wear
Gift Vouchers
Corporate Bookings
Group Bookings
Contact Moshtix
​Wheelchair Access
Smoking
Rooftop Cinema
Rooftop Bar
The Good Copy

Opening Times
Rooftop Bar is open daily from 11am and we're licensed until 1.00am, so grab a drink before your screening and hang around with us after the credits roll.

The Rooftop Cinema Box Office is open 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 5.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun.

Screening Times

December and January
Seating starts from 9.00pm and we kick off the films at 9.30pm.

February
Seating starts from 8.30pm and we kick off the films at 9pm.

March and April
Seating starts from 8pm and we kick off the films at 8.30pm.

Prices
Adults $22 + BF (GST inc)
Concession $18 + BF (GST inc)
Corporate $30 (GST inc)
Gift Vouchers $30 (GST inc)

Booking
Follow the links to book on each film's page in the program. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Bankcard. Along with the tickets themselves, make sure you bring the credit card you used to purchase the tickets. Rooftop Cinema seats only 160 people, so we advise booking early to avoid missing out.

18+
Rooftop Cinema is a licensed venue. Minors are permitted to enter the Cinema only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

There are stacks of food, drink and snack options, both on the roof and inside Curtin House.

Rooftop Cinema is fully licensed, so feel free to bring one of Rooftop Bar's juicy cocktails or brews with you as you take your seats.

Fill up with fresh burgers and fries from the The Burger Shack on the roof, open 'til ten minutes before the screening commences every night.

Look out for the bright pink freezer to the right of the screen. It's filled with gourmet choctops in a variety of flavours, handmade by Brunetti.

Taking its name from the bank that's raided in the Sergio Leone film Duck, You Sucker!, Mesa Verde on Level 6 is home to Melbourne's (and maybe the world's) largest range of tequila, and serves a special pre-cinema menu package for Rooftop visitors.

Book a table for your party (min. 2 people) before your film to take advantage of our belly-filling pre-cinema set menu. Consisting of 2 tacos (per person), the famous watermelon salad, and the Achiote grilled chicken, cress, mango, cucumber, the menu is $30 a head or $45 a head with a Margarita La Casa included.

Head to Mesa Verde's website or call (03) 9654 4417 to make a booking.

Seating
Take your pick from one of our amazing Ici Et La deck chairs and get comfy. Before long, you'll never want to watch a movie sitting on a couch or cinema seat again!


Blankets
Hire a one of our custom made blankets for $5 before and during films from one of the friendly staff members by the projector. The super-soft blankets came from a collaboration between local legends Nobody Denim and Sunday Ganim.

Bad Weather
Rooftop Cinema reserves the right to cancel any film in the case of bad weather. In the event of a cancellation, we will post an update on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and the homepage of this website. Refunds for cancelled screenings will be issued via Moshtix.

Dress for the Occasion
This is a cinema on a roof – in Melbourne no less! – so play it safe and bring a jumper just in case. You can also hire one of our custom-made blankets if you're down to get extra cosy.

For information and to purchase Gift Vouchers click here.

To book a corporate night for between 10 and 30 people please call the Rooftop Cinema Box Office on 03 9654 5394.

Box Office hours: 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 7.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun.

Ticket prices for corporate bookings are $30 (inc GST). The benefits include reserved seats (we guarantee the best seats in the house) and no booking fees; we can also arrange catering from Mesa Verde if desired, at an extra cost.

We can absolutely cater to large groups. Tickets are $22 + BF (GST inc + one booking fee per sale). To book a session for 10 or more people please call the Rooftop Cinema Box Office. Box Office hours: 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 7.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun. Tickets will be available for pickup from the Box Office immediately prior to the screening. You will be required to bring the credit card the tickets were purchased on as proof of purchase. We accept Mastercard, Visa and Bankcard.

If you have any issues purchasing tickets please call Moshtix on 1300 438 849 between 9.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am and 5.00pm on Saturdays, and 10.00am and 5.00pm on Sundays.

We regret that Rooftop Cinema is not wheelchair accessible.

You can, but not on the synthetic-grass area or during the films.

A cinema on a roof in the heart of Melbourne. Owned and operated by a sharp team of creative minds, Rooftop Cinema is committed to showcasing arthouse, classic and recent release films in a completely unique urban environment. Rooftop Cinema is built to be an urban idyll, a complete contrast to the noise, bustle and crowds of the city. Up on the roof you have the sky above you, the grass beneath you, and a film and the Melbourne skyline in front of you.

A bar on a roof in the heart of Melbourne. Open every day from 11am.

The Good Copy is a writing studio, a shop, a school and a publisher. These disparate-sounding endeavours all revolve around writing. The shop sells writing equipment and hosts writing events, the school teaches punctuation and grammar, the writing studio does writing work, the publishing arm publishes written things. The Good Copy hopes that all of this will result in writers getting more work, writers meeting other writers, writers learning to be better writers, writers never running out of four-colour pens, and writers having a nice warm spot to sit with their computers so they stop getting kicked out of cafes.

About
Opening & Screening Times

Opening Times
Rooftop Bar is open daily from 11am and we're licensed until 1.00am, so grab a drink before your screening and hang around with us after the credits roll.

The Rooftop Cinema Box Office is open 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 5.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun.

Screening Times

December and January
Seating starts from 9.00pm and we kick off the films at 9.30pm.

February
Seating starts from 8.30pm and we kick off the films at 9pm.

March and April
Seating starts from 8pm and we kick off the films at 8.30pm.

Prices & Booking

Prices
Adults $22 + BF (GST inc)
Concession $18 + BF (GST inc)
Corporate $30 (GST inc)
Gift Vouchers $30 (GST inc)

Booking
Follow the links to book on each film's page in the program. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Bankcard. Along with the tickets themselves, make sure you bring the credit card you used to purchase the tickets. Rooftop Cinema seats only 160 people, so we advise booking early to avoid missing out.

18+
Rooftop Cinema is a licensed venue. Minors are permitted to enter the Cinema only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Food, Drinks & Dessert

There are stacks of food, drink and snack options, both on the roof and inside Curtin House.

Rooftop Cinema is fully licensed, so feel free to bring one of Rooftop Bar's juicy cocktails or brews with you as you take your seats.

Fill up with fresh burgers and fries from the The Burger Shack on the roof, open 'til ten minutes before the screening commences every night.

Look out for the bright pink freezer to the right of the screen. It's filled with gourmet choctops in a variety of flavours, handmade by Brunetti.

Mesa Verde Pre-Cinema Package

Taking its name from the bank that's raided in the Sergio Leone film Duck, You Sucker!, Mesa Verde on Level 6 is home to Melbourne's (and maybe the world's) largest range of tequila, and serves a special pre-cinema menu package for Rooftop visitors.

Book a table for your party (min. 2 people) before your film to take advantage of our belly-filling pre-cinema set menu. Consisting of 2 tacos (per person), the famous watermelon salad, and the Achiote grilled chicken, cress, mango, cucumber, the menu is $30 a head or $45 a head with a Margarita La Casa included.

Head to Mesa Verde's website or call (03) 9654 4417 to make a booking.

Seating & Blankets

Seating
Take your pick from one of our amazing Ici Et La deck chairs and get comfy. Before long, you'll never want to watch a movie sitting on a couch or cinema seat again!


Blankets
Hire a one of our custom made blankets for $5 before and during films from one of the friendly staff members by the projector. The super-soft blankets came from a collaboration between local legends Nobody Denim and Sunday Ganim.

Bad Weather & What To Wear

Bad Weather
Rooftop Cinema reserves the right to cancel any film in the case of bad weather. In the event of a cancellation, we will post an update on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and the homepage of this website. Refunds for cancelled screenings will be issued via Moshtix.

Dress for the Occasion
This is a cinema on a roof – in Melbourne no less! – so play it safe and bring a jumper just in case. You can also hire one of our custom-made blankets if you're down to get extra cosy.

Gift Vouchers

For information and to purchase Gift Vouchers click here.

Corporate Bookings

To book a corporate night for between 10 and 30 people please call the Rooftop Cinema Box Office on 03 9654 5394.

Box Office hours: 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 7.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun.

Ticket prices for corporate bookings are $30 (inc GST). The benefits include reserved seats (we guarantee the best seats in the house) and no booking fees; we can also arrange catering from Mesa Verde if desired, at an extra cost.

Group Bookings

We can absolutely cater to large groups. Tickets are $22 + BF (GST inc + one booking fee per sale). To book a session for 10 or more people please call the Rooftop Cinema Box Office. Box Office hours: 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu and 7.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun. Tickets will be available for pickup from the Box Office immediately prior to the screening. You will be required to bring the credit card the tickets were purchased on as proof of purchase. We accept Mastercard, Visa and Bankcard.

Contact Moshtix

If you have any issues purchasing tickets please call Moshtix on 1300 438 849 between 9.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am and 5.00pm on Saturdays, and 10.00am and 5.00pm on Sundays.

​Wheelchair Access

We regret that Rooftop Cinema is not wheelchair accessible.

Smoking

You can, but not on the synthetic-grass area or during the films.

Rooftop Cinema

A cinema on a roof in the heart of Melbourne. Owned and operated by a sharp team of creative minds, Rooftop Cinema is committed to showcasing arthouse, classic and recent release films in a completely unique urban environment. Rooftop Cinema is built to be an urban idyll, a complete contrast to the noise, bustle and crowds of the city. Up on the roof you have the sky above you, the grass beneath you, and a film and the Melbourne skyline in front of you.

Rooftop Bar

A bar on a roof in the heart of Melbourne. Open every day from 11am.

The Good Copy

The Good Copy is a writing studio, a shop, a school and a publisher. These disparate-sounding endeavours all revolve around writing. The shop sells writing equipment and hosts writing events, the school teaches punctuation and grammar, the writing studio does writing work, the publishing arm publishes written things. The Good Copy hopes that all of this will result in writers getting more work, writers meeting other writers, writers learning to be better writers, writers never running out of four-colour pens, and writers having a nice warm spot to sit with their computers so they stop getting kicked out of cafes.

Location

Address

Rooftop Cinema is located at the top of Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, in the heart of Melbourne CBD (between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets). Enter the lobby from Swanston Street, then take the lift (or brave the stairs) to level 6. The box office is through the door on the left. Keep climbing from there until you can see the sky.

Public Transport

To access Curtin House by public transport, take any tram that runs along the Swanston Street/St Kilda Road corridor, alight at either Bourke or LaTrobe streets, and walk to Lonsdale. You could also take a train to Melbourne Central Station and walk two blocks south. For more detailed public transport information, visit Public Transport Victoria.

Driving

Parking is available just around the corner at Golden Square Car Park, 225–231 Lonsdale Street.

General Enquiries

03 9654 5394 — Please call between 5.00–9.30pm Tue–Thu or 5.00–9.30pm Sat–Sun.

hello@rooftopcinema.com.au

Group Bookings

03 9654 5394 — hello@rooftopcinema.com.au

See details on our about page.

Media Contact

Frunch Nazzari
frunch@thegoodcopy.com.au
+61 408 566 667