This is our new page in which we hope to draw your attention to some of the best films currently screening in your local - and other cinemas.
Cinema Nova and Palace Cinemas are the most likely venues for 'art house' films, with Croydon Cinemas and Boronia Metro Cinemas choosing the best from the mainstream, and the Cameo Belgrave somewhere in between. Hoyts Ringwood and our former venue, Readings Chirnside Park show everything from the mainstream - good and bad.
Please note - this page is a bit of an experiment. Films on show change all the time and it may not be possible to keep up with those changes. But let's give it a go.
It will not be possible to include everything on show so we shall be seeking submissions from the Committee and also from you our members. If you have seen a wonderful film - or an awful one come to that, send us an email and we shall try and feature it here.
Whether it's on a roof, in a courtyard, in a park or by the Yarra, it's time to gather your friends assemble a picnic and watch a great film on a balmy Melbourne summer night. The options keep growing. Here are the main ones.
Moonlight Cinema - The oldest and possibly the largest - in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens . A mix of old and new you are sure to find something to please. November 28- March 29 Drinks, food, bean bags available for hire.
Lido on the Roof - at The Lido Cinema in Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. November to April
Rooftop Cinema - on the roof in the city at 252 Swanston St. (Curtin House) you will find deckchairs a bar and an eclectic mix of films from now and then. December to March
Belgrave Cameo - Your local outdoor cinema. November to April
Barefoot Cinema - December to February. It moves from Portsea, to Mount Martha and ends at Ripponlea in Elsternwick
Gourmet Cinema - For 11 nights in March at Caulfield Racecourse enjoy fine food whilst watching films on the big screen
Palace Westgarth - All through summer the Westgarth now has a courtyard and a bar in which to screen their films.
Fantasy Island - For those that enjoyed and remember the 70's series Fantasy Island , please take note of this film, it's listed as an adventure, horror & comedy. It might just be your thing.
The enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Heading into the 2020, Cinemas are screening films that are definitely worth stepping out for.
Emma - Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Just Mercy - World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
Midway - The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
Richard Jewell - American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.
The Call of the Wild- Harrison Ford stars in this film based on the novel about a sled dog, who struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Jojo Rabbit - A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Knives Out - When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death..
The Lodge - A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
The Professor and the Madman - Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.