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
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.
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.
Watch a sunset on the beach followed by an outdoor movie!
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.
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.
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.
Staying closer to the country side? Enjoy nature whilst seeing a great movie
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!
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.
Not in the mood for movies? Learn about stars & visit Perth observatories
Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory
The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory makes science fun. Come and explore. These Galleries feature interactive exhibits that explain all about Einstein and his amazing science. Included are a lecture theatre, biodiversity and discovery galleries. The Leaning Tower of Gingin is 13 stories high and is possibly leaniest tower in the world especially designed with a 15 degree lean. The tower was inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, where Galileo carried out his gravity experiments. Visitors can drop water filled balloons from the 45 metre tower, to replicate Galileo’s gravity experiment. A scale model of the solar system is set in the bushland setting of the Gravity Discovery Centre.
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.
Top image credit: Court McAllister