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Counting Stars… events in Perth!

By the Experience Perth Blogger

Friday, 4 November 2016

 Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema
Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema, Perth

Summer is here which means warm summer nights are settling in, and with it the opportunity to stay outside longer and watch the stars.

Whether it is for a romantic date, or to learn more about the universe, Experience Perth is here to make sure you get the maximum out of this summer by highlighting these great venues and events in Perth. Need tips on what to do in Perth as the temperature rises, consider these fun nights out!

Enjoy open air cinemas in the city

1. Rooftop Movies

A popup paradise of palm trees, astro turf and vintage caravans, await on the rooftop of the City of Perth Roe Street Carpark - an open-air cinema experience like no other! With movies on every night (except Mondays) from October - end-January, Rooftop Movies has become a Perth summer favourite. Expect to see more old-school gems, cinephile classics and cult and art house movies thrown in alongside blockbuster new releases all with stunning city views.

2. Luna Outdoor Cinema

There is nothing that says summer like an outdoor cinema, and Perth has an impressive selection. Looking for fun dates in Perth from December to April? The Luna Outdoor Cinema offers an intimate yet funky atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for a date night. You can grab food from the bar or take your own. The Luna Outdoor Cinema is a trendy choice if you stay in Perth during the summer months, so be sure to add this to your list of outdoor cinema outings, as they release their session timetables.

3. Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema

If you decide to give them all a go, as the weather warms, be sure not to forget Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema, which runs from March to April. It is the perfect setting for families, as it mainly runs classic films with fun and games. Contemplate Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema that provides free ice cream on "Sundae's" and live entertainment for the enjoyment of all ages. Looking for things to do in Perth's CBD and an outdoor cinema venue near the foreshore? Then pencil this in to remember! Come watch a Perth sunset with your loved ones, and stay entertained throughout the evening.

If your date night includes a trip to the movies each week, then be sure to schedule in all the outdoor cinemas in Perth to mix things up, as the nights heat up! There are many more outdoor cinemas in the city to satisfy everyone's needs. Check out the full listings here for those currently operating, and stay tuned to their websites for the program of screenings for each. Be sure to start purchasing tickets once they're available, before the popular sessions sell out!

Galaxy Drive-in Theatre
Galaxy Drive-in Theatre, Kingsley

Watch a sunset on the beach followed by an outdoor movie!

1. Galaxy Drive-in Theatre

There are many exciting events in Perth scheduled for this summer. When planning your calendar of nights out, this one is currently available (aside from Mondays)! So be sure to schedule in watching a great movie outdoors, whilst enjoying beautiful sunsets, as the nights become balmy. The Galaxy Drive-in Theatre is the only drive-in theatre in the Perth suburbs, so don't miss the Tuesday night special which is only $20 per car. Pile the crew in the car, or back-up the ute! For couples or families, the Galaxy Drive-in Theatre is not only cost-effective, but is a guaranteed fun night out.

2. Joondalup Pines Picture Garden

For BBQ lovers, the Joondalup Pines Picture Garden is an excellent venue idea for both couples and families alike to enjoy pretty sunsets and evenings under the stars. Equipped with gas BBQ facilities and deck chairs, it's one of the most fun picnic spots Perth has to offer for dinner and a movie. Relax, watch the stars, have a BBQ and enjoy a classic movie for a top summer night out.

3. Telethon Community Cinemas
Telethon Community Cinemas is Perth's family-friendly affordable community outdoor cinema proudly donating all profits to charities improving the quality of life of kids in a health or physical ability crisis. With cinemas in Murdoch, Burswood and Bassendean, there are a range of movies to choose from!

There are many more outdoor movie locations around the coast. Experience Perth has compiled a quick review list for your convenience.

Staying closer to the country side? Enjoy nature whilst seeing a great movie

1. Midland Outdoor Cinema

For more fun things to do in Perth and beyond, consider heading outside the CBD. Journey to the Midland Outdoor Cinema, once the season starts, to attempt something different. Outside the Perth CBD, there are plenty of events for those adventurous to trial, especially during the summer months - so get out and about to explore new areas. This venue expects to be open again in the new year - so keep a watch out for this one!

2. Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema

It's time for a perfect night in the countryside! Try a spectacular Perth sunset followed by a movie at the Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema in Mundaring. This setting will leave everyone relaxed, thanks to its authentic chairs and the amazing surroundings. A tremendous night spent with mother nature, enjoying the grass between your toes and the stars above your head. Season 21 commenced on 18 November 2016, with Kookaburra Cinemas turning 20 on 3 January 2017.

For more information on where to catch a movie in the country, examine the selection here.

The Space Place Observatory
The Falls, Perth Hills. Image by Mike Albany

Not in the mood for movies? Learn about stars & visit Perth observatories

1. The Space Place Observatory

Looking for a great way for kids to learn more about the universe, or a unique yet romantic date idea to do around Perth? Consider a road trip to The Space Place Observatory in Toodyay about 1.5 hours' drive from Perth. This facility can help attendees young and old unlock the secrets of the universe. Get in touch with this venue for opening times and bookings. Else, make a day of it whilst in Toodyay, and get more information on things to see and do in the region through the visitor centre.

2. Perth Observatory

To get as close as possible to nature's stars, there is nothing better than going to the Perth Observatory. Guaranteed to fascinate kids and adults alike, it is a super way to spend a summer night, and can even be an out of this world date plan, when looking for things to do around Perth. If you're more down to earth and space is your final frontier preference, then look to other events in Perth via Experience Perth - where a long compilation is at the ready! Explore some options here.

This summer, there is also plenty of free things to do in Perth, during the day as well! For anyone wanting to get out and go on new adventures, this link should keep everyone busy and entertained all summer long! So what's on in Perth tonight? Visit Experience Perth to get the answers you need for fun things to do in Perth to keep you, your friends, or the whole family occupied.

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