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Perth cinema-lovers have lapped up the launch of Rooftop Movies, the latest instalment from the Artrage team. The pilot programme kicked off with a VIP soirée, Wednesday 29 February, which saw Moi and husband and 250 special guests, among the first to be treated to the delights of Perth’s newest summer attraction.
Hubby and I were very impressed with the quality of the sound and picture. It is certainly an amazing venue and we can’t wait to go again with friends. Do bring along a small pillow to rest your head on the deckchairs and a jacket in case the temperature drops a little. It was windy on launch night, which wasn’t perfect, but it couldn’t mar the fabulous experience of sitting amongst the beautifully lit Perth buildings as a backdrop, whilst laughing at ‘The Big Lebowski’. In fact, I don’t think it matters what movie you see. It is all about the experience.
FANTASTIC PUBLIC RESPONSE
Artrage director, Marcus Canning, says, “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to this pilot programme, selling close to 2000 tickets so far which is almost a third of the total seats in the first season”
“Our opening night screening of The Big Lebowski sold out in a matter of minutes, and our first Double Feature on March 2, Heathers and Suspiria, sold out earlier this week.
“Season Two will be announced mid-March and run until the end of April. If the programme is successful we will look to running the programme annually from December to April,” says Canning.
The film programme includes classic and cult movies, recent releases as well nightly pre and post screening entertainments, including ongoing weekly special events .
A partnership between Artrage and City of Perth Parking, Rooftop Movies is located on the roof of the Roe Street Car Park in Northbridge. The partnership allows patrons to combine the cost of parking and the cost of the movie into one ticket price.
SNAPSHOT OF THE PROGRAMME
Bulmer’s Comedy Wednesdays
Featuring live comedy pre and post feature film
· March 7 – Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
· March 14 – Blazing Saddles
· March 21 – Borat
· March 28 – Revenge of the Nerds
Friday & Saturday Double Features
A specially programmed duo of films over the weekend nights
· March 2 – Heathers & Suspiria SOLD OUT
· March 3 – Alien & The Fly
· March 9 Dazed and Confused & Fast Times at Ridgemont High
· March 10 – Dawn of the Dead & Zombie Flesh Eaters
· March 16 – Goodfellas & Natural Born Killers
· March 17 – Blue Velvet & Wild at Heart
· March 23 – Beetlejuice & Gremlins
· March 24 – Control & 24 Hour Party People
· March 30 – Blow & Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
· March 31 – Carrie & Fight Club
Stella Artois Sunday Classics
Featuring live Jazz pre and post feature film to screening a cinema classic
· March 4 – Casablanca
· March 11 – Lolita
· March 18 – La Dolce Vita
· March 24 – North by Northwest
Pre-sale tickets are $10 plus $2 booking fee. Door sales $13.
Tickets for Friday & Saturday Double Features are $15 plus $2 booking fee.
Parking options include $5 for 2 hours or $8 all night. Parking can be pre-purchased online or with your ticket at the box office.
For more information on the programme head to www.rooftopmovies.com.au.