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QV Melbourne Outdoor Cinema Extends Summer with their Feb-March Flick Fest program

Have you ever noticed that summer gets better towards the end? QV Melbourne is extending the warmth with a new season of their outdoor deckchair cinema from 1 February- 31 March.

The Indian summer season, dubbed Flick Fest, is a new program of themed film screenings, with a curated selection of everything from cult classics to recent hits. Special pre-film events will include live performances, guest appearances, pop-up bars, bring-your-dog charity screenings, ‘A Dog’s Valentine’ and more.

Tickets are on sale now via qvcinema.com.au

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Kicking off the program is a week celebrating strong female characters from 1-4 February, with iconic films featuring fearless female leads, launching with the most epic tribute to the girl’s road trip: Thelma and Louise. The launch week will include live entertainment and free themed drinks from a pop up bar.

Home to the city’s beloved bring-your-dog charity screenings, QV Cinema’s famed doggie dress up nights return on 9 and 10 February with pampered pooches encouraged to attend with their owners. QV will offer free pet photography over the two nights, inviting Melburnians to bring their pets along styled in their most creative costumes to watch Red Dog 2 and the loveable A Dog’s Purpose. Proceeds from ticket sales for both nights go to The Lost Dogs’ Home.

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“We made the choice to mix up the programming this year, with a bit of an Indian summer slant. Melbourne is just so vibrant in March, with so many festivals on, that it’s a great time to be out and about in the city – catching a movie after a comedy or fashion show and enjoying something to eat or drink under the stars,” says QV Melbourne’s General Manager Lisa Fleming.

On Friday 9 February, it’s ‘A Dog’s Valentine’. QV Cinema and The Lost Dogs’ Home are inviting Melburnians to meet their most loyal Valentine – an adopted pup to provide with a forever home, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Cinema goers will meet a range of adoption dogs at 7:30pm, when a matchmaker from The Lost Dogs’ Home will provide expert matchmaking tips. For example, Labrador-cross Rosco loves long walks on the beach and prefers driftwood to balls. He’s suited to someone with an active lifestyle and lots of energy. Other dogs who come with their owners are invited to arrive with fur fluffed, dressed in their date-night best. All pups will parade down the red carpet to sniff out their favourite Valentine.

“It’s a fun spin on Valentine’s Day – because who is going to stick with you through thick and thin? An adopted dog will give you a lifetime of love and companionship. At The Lost Dogs’ Home, we have many wonderful dogs waiting for their happily-ever-after. We are very thankful for QV Melbourne’s support in shining a light on shelter dogs to help them find homes,” says Ben Pocock, General Manager of Shelter & Outreach Services, The Lost Dogs’ Home.

From 22 – 25 February, QV Cinema offers the chance to see previous Oscar favourites La La Land and Arrival, 2018 Oscar nominee Get Out, plus multi Australian AACTA Award Winner Lion, on the big screen before the Academy Awards on 4 March.

As Fashion Week descends on Melbourne, QV invites you to get your fashion fix at the cinema with a series of stylish films screening from 1 – 4 March. From 8 – 11 March, QV is throwing it back with a week of cult 80s classics and will host a cocktail bar, with a different 80’s themed cocktail available each night.

Bring the kids along to Animation Week from 15 – 18 March and sing-a-long to your favourite musicals from 22 – 25 March, with free popcorn for cinema guests each night.

Melbourne’s only silent cinema is located right in the heart of the city on the Astroturf lawn in QV Square. The intimate open-air deckchair cinema remains one of the city’s most affordable outdoor cinemas. Tickets at $12* (plus $1 booking fee) include deckchair seating and high quality headphones for every audience member.

Sessions begin at 8:30pm Thursday to Sunday nights from 1 February to 31 March 2018, with special event screenings commencing at 7:30pm.

Film lovers can wander down Artemis or Red Cape Lane to the open-air courtyard for intimate screenings of QV Outdoor Cinema’s eclectic variety of films. Grab a burger from Grill’d, a Movenpick ice cream or a dark hot chocolate from Max Brenner and lounge back in an intimate 80-seat deckchair cinema nestled in the heart of the ‘city within the city’.

Worlds apart from other retail precincts in Melbourne, QV represents the quintessential Melbourne lifestyle. Intimate laneways in the urban precinct give visitors the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, QV has something for everyone with boutiques, enlightening entertainment and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.

What: QV Melbourne’s Outdoor Cinema Flick Fest season

When:

7:30pm for event screenings

8:30pm for regular screenings

Thursdays – Sundays

1 February – 31 March 2018

No screenings during White Night Melbourne.

Check qvcinema.com.au for full program info.

Where: QV Square (level 2), QV Melbourne, corner Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Tickets: All regular sessions cost $12*, or $14* (*plus $1 booking fee) for doggie dress up charity screenings. Bookings and full program available via qvcinema.com.au.

                        

QV Outdoor Cinema Program

February – March 2018

Bookings required

www.qv.com.au

**Information & Images Courtesy of QV Melbourne/Fuller PR – Keshia Hutchens

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READ ON FOR QV OUTDOOR CINEMA PROGRAM & CURATOR GUS BERGER…

Gus Berger – QV Outdoor Cinema Curator

Gus Berger is a local filmmaker and festival director who runs some of Melbourne’s most loved film events. Red Hot Shorts has been showcasing some of the world’s best short films and music videos and has been based at ACMI since 2009.

Gus recently revived an iconic St Kilda theatre – the George Revival Cinema and runs the mobile cinema venture, Blow Up Cinema – an enterprise that pops up and presents great films in great spaces. Gus recently produced and directed a short film, The Eagle, that went on to win best Documentary at the St Kilda Film Festival 2015 – a win that qualifies the film for Oscar nomination.

Gus started out running a record shop in the Degraves St subway called Rising Sounds following a stint in the UK.

He returned to the UK, worked in music licensing and for the documentary organisation, DocHouse. During his time in London, Gus directed and produced a feature length documentary, Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska. The film told the inspirational story of sound system pioneer, Duke Vin and others who were instrumental in creating a Jamaican sound in the UK in the late 1950s. The film has screened at numerous festivals around the world.

About QV Melbourne

Worlds apart from other retail precincts in Melbourne, QV represents the quintessential Melbourne lifestyle. Intimate laneways in the urban precinct give visitors the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. QV is home to 120 retail stores including premium fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

Located in the central retail district of Melbourne’s CBD, QV Melbourne comprises an entire city block between Swanston, Lonsdale, Little Lonsdale and Russell Streets. The 24-hour precinct is home to Melbourne CBD’s largest Woolworths and Big W, Dan Murphy’s, Harvey Norman and Domayne, Officeworks and Platinum Fitness First, as well as two office towers, a five level retail shopping centre, two residential towers and basement car park.

QV is the redevelopment of Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Women’s Hospital site. In March 1846 Melbourne’s forefathers laid the foundation stone for the Princes Bridge and, as part of the same ceremony, a foundation stone was also laid at the Queen Victoria Women’s Hospital (at the time named Melbourne Hospital), making this area of great historical significance. The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, at 210 Lonsdale Street, has remained untouched during the construction of QV, with the precinct working around the historic building to provide a wonderful contrast between old and new. QV’s principally open-air, pedestrian-only laneway network provides a rich cultural link to the site’s history, with names carefully chosen to embrace the area’s heritage. The QV precinct is a block footprint of Robert Hoddle’s original plan of Melbourne. www.qv.com.au

QV Outdoor Cinema Program

February – March 2018

 

Date

Time

Ticket Price

Film

Thurs 1 February

7:30pm

$12

Thelma and Louise – $12 per ticket, Bookings required. Free drinks and live entertainment before the film.

Friday 2 February

7:30pm

$12

Mean Girls – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sat 3 February

8:30pm

$12

10 Things I Hate About You – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sun 4 February

8:30pm

$12

The Craft – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 8 February

8:30pm

$12

Amelie – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Friday 9 February

7:30pm

$14

A Dog’s Valentine: singles are invited to meet their most loyal Valentine, with dogs available for adoption from The Lost Dogs Home. Owners are also welcome to bring their dogs, and encouraged to dress them up in their date-night best. 

 

Red Dog 2 – $14 per ticket, Bookings required. All proceeds go to The Lost Dogs Home.

Sat 10 February

7:30pm

$14

A Dog’s Purpose – $14 per ticket, Bookings required. All proceeds go to The Lost Dogs Home.

Sun 11 February

8:30pm

$12

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 -$12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 15 February

8:30pm

$12

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 22 February

8:30pm

$12

Arrival – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Frid 23 February

8:30pm

$12

Get Out – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sat 24 February

8:30pm

$12

La La Land – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sun 25 February

8:30pm

$12

Lion – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 1 March

8:30pm

$12

The Devil Wears Prada – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Friday 2 March

8:30pm

$12

The September Issue – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sat 3 March

8:30pm

$12

Zoolander – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sunday 4 March

8:30pm

$12

Annie Leibovitz: Life through a lens – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 8 March

8:30pm

$12

Top Gun – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Friday 9 March

8:30pm

$12

Labyrinth – $12 per ticket, Bookings required, Chinese New Year

Sat 10 March

8:30pm

$12

The Breakfast Club – $12 per ticket, Bookings required,

Sunday 11 March

8:30pm

$12

Stand By Me – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 15 March

8:30pm

$12

Despicable Me 3 – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Friday 16 March

8:30pm

$12

Spirited Away – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sat 17 March

8:30pm

$12

Trolls  – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sunday 18 March

8:30pm

$12

My Neighbour Totoro – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 22 March

8:30pm

$12

Sing – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Friday 23 March

8:30pm

$12

Step Up – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sat 24 March

8:30pm

$12

Pitch Perfect – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Sun 25 March

8:30pm

$12

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 29 March

8:30pm

$12

The Princess Bride – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Thurs 30 March

8:30pm

$12

Ali’s Wedding – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

Frid 31 March

8:30pm

$12

Closing Night Surprise Film – $12 per ticket, Bookings required

www.qv.com.au