Rooftop drive-in coming to Docklands as old-school fun gets modern touch.
It was announced yesterday that ‘The Backlot Rooftop Drive-in’ will launch Boxing Day (26 December 2016) atop Dockland’s Harbour Town precinct.
The twin drive in cinema, which will showcase the latest films, is “set against a 360-degree view of Melbourne’s dazzling city lights.”
With 40 years combined experience in cinematic exhibition and distribution, The Backlot Rooftop Drive-in is the latest initiative from Tony Ianiro and Mark D’Angelo, founders of The Backlot Studios, Australia’s first private cinema and events space in Southbank.
From its elevated CBD site, The Backlot Rooftop Drive-in will showcase first-release films, encompassing all genres, via staggered evening sessions across two giant, state-of-the art raised screens. Each field will accommodate 65 vehicles and has been designed for optimum viewing, with consideration for vehicle height variances.
And for those who prefer to experience the Drive-in alfresco without a car, there will be an intimate ‘blue-deck’ seating area with sound received through headphones provided by the venue.
Tickets will be available to purchase online via ‘Veezi’ or at the venue, which will also feature an array of tantalising food options as well as a candy bar offering staple movie-treats such as choc tops and popcorn.
Backlot founders, Tony Ianiro and Mark D’Angelo said, “We aren’t reinventing the wheel as Drive-ins have operated in Australia for decades. The objective of The Backlot Rooftop Drive-in was to manufacture a model for cinemagoers whereby such an offering could be introduced to major inner-cities with Melbourne Docklands being the first”.
Via Movie Hole– 22 Nov 2016