Summer of Classic Films

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Fed Summer
Live Broadcasts + Outdoor Cinema

Dates

23 January 2021 - 28 March 2021

4pm - late
See schedule

Venue

Main Square

Melbourne’s greatest outdoor cinema comes alive this summer 

The Big Screen at Fed Square is lighting up this summer with a stack of classic films! And the best part? They’re completely free!

To kick-off the series the Australia Day long weekend will see a cracking lineup of true Aussie classics including The Castle, Bran Nue Dae, Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Australia Daze and Red Dog.

Plus there’s the original Rocky, The Goonies, Little Shop of Horrors, Karate Kid, Stand By Me, Labyrinth, plus beachy rom-com classic Splash lined up for a (hopefully) balmy Melbourne evening.

It’s all happening inside Fed Oasis. So there’s comfy seating, shaded areas, environmentally-friendly recycled astroturf, and in-square food and drink delivery – just order from one of our fabulous restaurants and cafes and you’ve got a gold-class cinema experience at your fingertips.

So comb out that mullet for some 80s classics and check out the schedule below. Enjoy!

Stand By Me | Friday 26 March | 9:00pm

M for mature themes and coarse language

Gordie, Vern, Chris and Teddy set off on a camping adventure that changes their lives forever.

Labyrinth | Sunday 28 March | 4:00pm

PG for mild fantasy themes

Restless teenage Sarah wishes her baby brother away only to embark on his rescue from an evil but intriguing goblin king.

The Karate Kid | 21 March | 4:00pm

PG for mild themes, violence and coarse language

Mentor takes protege under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

Little Shop of Horrors | 20 March | 8:00pm

M for adult themes and drug use

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour pines for a co-worker as he keeps a secret and of an unusual plant.

The Goonies | 14 March | 4:00pm

PG for mild coarse language, mild horror & mild violence

Everyone’s favourite 8os coming-of-age adventure flick. Join the kids as they take on a property conglomerate, evade the brutality of the Fratelli’s and discover more than just treasure.

Splash | 22 January | 6:00pm

PG for low level coarse language & sexual references

Before they were Forrest Gump and Elle Driver, Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah were the cutesy stars of this favourite boy-meets-mermaid, star-crossed rom-com.

Dirty Dancing | 22 January | 8:00pm

M for mature themes and sexual references.

Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Red Dog | 23 January | 1:00pm

PG for mild themes, coarse language and sexual references

Based on an incredible true story, Red Dog is a tale of love, laughter and loss. BYO tissues.

The Castle | 23 January | 9:00pm

M for medium level coarse language

Our favourite family, the Kerrigan’s, reside together in a makeshift home on the outskirts of Melbourne’s busy Tullamarine Airport, where they prepare themselves for the fight of their lives.

Muriel's Wedding | 24 January | 8:00pm

M for low level coarse language & sexual references

Join socially awkward Muriel and fellow outcast Rhonda as they move from their small backward town to the big lights of Sydney, where Muriel sets off on redesigning her life to match her dreams.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert | 25 January | 8:30pm

M for moderate coarse language and sexual references

Join fabulous drag queen Anthony, fellow cross-dresser Adam, and transsexual Bernadette as they embark on an outback adventure like no other.

Bran Nue Dae | 26 January | 8:00pm

PG for mild violence, sexual references and coarse language

An uplifting musical about an Indigenous boy’s journey back home, Bran Nue Dae encourages the audience to relax, get on board and enjoy the ride.

NOTE: This film may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australia Daze | 27 January | 6:30pm

PG

On Australia Day in 1988, film crews were sent across Australia to capture how average Australians were celebrating the bicentenary. Filmed by an army of directors, Australia Daze pieces together the day-to-day lives of average Australians into a charming, humorous and, at times, shocking reflection of a diverse Australia.

Rocky | 28 February | 4:00pm

PG for medium level violence & low level language

Small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia meets heavyweight champion.

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