When the air becomes balmy and redolent of frangipani, open-air cinema screens pop up in scenic locales across Australia. While these seasonal theatres leave no trace come the cooler weather, there are alfresco cinemas open on a more long-term basis.
Claiming to be “the oldest outdoor picture garden” still in operation in the world, Sun Pictures in Broome has had its deckchairs set in the sand year-round since 1916.
In Perth, Northbridge Piazza is a community hub where locals gather for free movies on the city’s first permanent LED screen – get in early to nab a beanbag.
And against the backdrop of Darwin Harbour, the indie Deckchair Cinema operates from April to November, only closing for the monsoonal rains of the wet season.