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Perth International Arts Festival's
Lotterywest Film Season
Balmy evenings and top-class forerign films, sur-
rounded by a cathedral of pines ahh... the PIAF film
season just says summer. Featuring first release and
exclusive award-winning films from all the major
international film festivals, including the 2009 Foreign
Language film Oscar, the Cannes Film Festival Palme
d'Or, Cesar (French Oscars) and Grand Prix des
Americas award winners. WHEN Nov 30 2009 - April
18 2010. WHERE Somerville Auditorium (University
of WA, Nedlands) and Joondalup Pines Picture Gar-
dens (Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive,
Joondalup). FACILITIES Somerville has 1000 deck-
chair-style seats and grass area for 200. Joondalup
also has unreserved deckchair-style seating. EAT /
DRINK Licensed with meals, snacks and icecreams
available on site or BYO picnic. Joondalup has free
lakeside gas BBQ facilities plus coffee and wide se-
lection of snacks. MORE INFO perthfestival.com.au.
Lotterywest Floating Films
One of the festival highlights for the whole family. As
the sun sets over the water, a giant floating screen
lights up with the special screening of the animated
film, Asterix and the Vikings. WHEN Fri Feb 26 at
Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys. Sat Feb 27 at Sir
James Mitchell Park foreshore, South Perth. Sun
Feb 28 at Riverside Gardens, Milne St, Bayswater.
FACILITIES Picnickers welcome from 6pm. Barbecue
facilities on site. Entertainment from 6:30pm. Film
starts at sunset (approx 7:30pm). EAT /DRINK BYO
picnic, blankets or low chairs.
MORE INFO perthfestival.com.au.
Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema
Classic, cult and new release films screened in the
heart of beautiful Kings Park. WHEN Nov 24 2009
- March 14 2010 screening nightly (excluding Mon-
days). WHERE Synergy Parkland at Kings Park and
Botanic Garden. FACILITIES Beanbags available for
hire or BYO rugs. Moonlight gift vouchers are avail-
able. EAT /DRINK BYO picnic or onsite catering with
a selection of food. Wine, beer and other beverages
available. MORE INFO moonlight.com.au.
Movies by Burswood
Movies by Burswood screens a selection of latest
release movies (and is a not-for-profit organisation
staffed by volunteers with all proceeds going to
various Perth children's charities.) WHEN Dec
2009 - April 2010. Screening nightly at 8pm. Gates
open at 6:30pm. Friday midnight screenings (Jan
1 - April 2). WHERE Burswood Parklands, on the
foreshore next to the casino. FACILITIES Range
of seating to hire from deckchairs to beanbag
lounges. Premium seating packages include drinks/
cheese pack/ice-cream. 2010 season value card
available. EAT /DRINK Licensed with food ranging
from pizzas, sausage sizzles and gourmet hampers.
Pre-order hampers. BYO picnic. MORE INFO
Camelot: Luna Palace Cinemas
Screens a selection of the best films of the season in
an intimate outdoor venue. Watch out for Flickerfest
short films in March. WHEN: Nov 2009 - April 2010.
WHERE: Limestone-walled gardens of the Art Deco
Memorial Hall, Lochee St, Mosman Park.
FACILITIES: Deckchair seating and cabaret style
seating on balcony. EAT /DRINK: Fully licensed bar
and woodfired pizza oven on site. MORE INFO:
Luna Outdoor: Luna Palace Cinemas
Screens a selection of the best films of the season in
the heart of one of our favourite cafe strips. WHEN
Last week of Nov 2009 - April 2010 WHERE: Tropical
garden setting at 155 Oxford St, Leederville.
FACILITIES Stylish cafe tables and chairs and canvas
deckchair seating. EAT /DRINK Fully licensed (no
BYO). Bar nibbles and coffee. BYO picnic and/or
bring in takeaway food.
MORE INFO lunapalace.com.au.
Bohemia Outdoor Cinema (FTI)
The 2010 season features a series of short film
programs, specifically designed to fit the fun, festive
atmosphere of an outdoor film event. Screenings
include Tropfest: short films from the world's biggest
short film competition, Cult Horror Night: shorts to
scare your socks off and a Friday Night Feature: a
feature length presentation for those afraid of shorts.
WHEN Feb 4 - 21 2010 WHERE Bohemia Outdoor
Cinema in Princess May Park, 92 Adelaide St, Freman-
tle. FACILITIES Deckchair seating and hospitality mar-
quees. EAT /DRINK Some of Freo's finest restaurants
will sell their wares from vendor stands in the park.
Handcrafted beers, wine and soft drink available.
MORE INFO fti.asn.au.
Yallingup Surfilm Festival
Independent short and feature length films from
Australia and international filmmakers, live music
and a surf culture photo exhibition. A forum to ex-
plore surf culture through filmmaking including Q&A
sessions, panel discussions and talks by the filmmak-
ers. Festival proceeds to surfaidinternational.org.
WHEN January 22-24 2010 WHERE Madfish Winery
and Yallingup Hall. FACILITIES BYO picnic, rugs,
beanbags. EAT /DRINK Organic and healthy foods
available to buy. MORE INFO yallingupsurfilm.com.
Cape Mentelle Twilight Movies
A double bill with a great Aussie short to start with
and a popular feature to round off. WHEN Various
dates Jan to April, 2010 WHERE Cape Mentelle
Winery gardens, 331 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River.
Gates open 5.30pm, screenings are around 7.30pm.
FACILITIES Food and wines available on site for
picnickers who can claim a spot on the sloping
winery lawn or enjoy a game of boules before the
movie. MORE INFO Cape Mentelle (08) 9757 0812
UNFURL THE PICNIC rug and break out the Tupperware; balmy summer evenings signal the start of
Perth's outdoor cinema season, which is growing in scope and sophistication every year. There's always the
option to go cheap and cheerful with the homemade sarnies, but check out the gourmet hampers, deluxe
beanbaggery and even restaurant quality snacks on offer at this year's venues. Plus, it all comes with a
movie -- latest releases, cult classics, foreign language, selections of shorts or even surf-themed. Picnicking
at night never felt so good.
NIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Your guide to this summer's outdoor cinema options
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