Coronavirus: Due to the current situation, events may be cancelled at short notice and businesses may temporarily close. Check with the venue before planning to attend. More information on coronavirus.

Here’s when cinemas will open in the city

Wondering when cinemas will reopen in the city? Look no further! Read on for info about what’s open and how to visit.

Boxes of popcorn

Aaaaand action! Cinemas are starting to reopen in the city.

Cinema Nova

Carlton icon Cinema Nova is open!  So follow that heavenly popcorn scent up the narrow escalator and catch a flick ASAP. Art house, indie, doco, blockbuster, animated feline musical – whatever you want to watch, Cinema Nova will be playing it. Let’s hope the late-night screenings of The Room will be back soon. Read Cinema Nova’s COVID-19 measures.


From 19 November, the jumbo screens and crystal clear scenes of IMAX will return to Carlton. Book in online from 13 November to see Christopher Nolan’s TENET, playing on IMAX 1570 and in IMAX 4K Laser. Want early access? Become a Museum member and you can start nabbing tickets from the 11th.

The outside of a movie theatre


The Kino Collins Place

The Kino will be up and running again from November. Stay tuned to their website to book sessions at Collins Street’s sweet boutique cinema. While you’re at it, why not treat yourself and upgrade to a brand new premium recliner seat?


Hoyts at Melbourne Central and District Docklands will reopen from 12 November. Keep up to date on their website and socials for more info.

A theatre filled with empty red chairs

Stay tuned to the Hoyts social channels for updates on when you can book

Village Crown

Ready for a luxe night out beside the river? Village’s Crown location will be open again from 12 November. The team will be updating session availability on their website, so stay tuned for when you can book again. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

Movies at home

Staying in? Here’s how to get blockbuster vibes in your living room.

A family on a couch watching movies

Set the scene with sparkling lights

Before making plans, be sure to check in with the DHHS for the most up to date guidelines and restrictions. Please note that due to current circumstances, businesses may close or change their offering at short notice. Check venues’ websites or social media for the latest updates before you head out.