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Rooftop Cinema

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Address: 252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 61 3 9654 5394 , Australia
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cinema in the skyscrapers

the cinema is held on the roof of the Curtian building in CBD. Easy layback experience with deck lounges and chairs as seating bar and food available prior to starting good range... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Assunta A
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Colac, Australia
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Bathurst, Australia
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was Such fun. We booked and paid Online which was so convenient. I recommend get there early to get a seat as this is very popular and seats are unreserved. There is a Bar and burgers available but we didn't try these. Best choc top I've ever had! We hired blankets as we are not local. Well worth it... More 

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Thank Anne C
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was a cool place to grab a drink. The view was not spectacular but it wasn't bad either. I did not try the food but it looked good :)

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Thank stephjb23
Colac, Australia
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

the cinema is held on the roof of the Curtian building in CBD. Easy layback experience with deck lounges and chairs as seating bar and food available prior to starting good range of current movies to view. Its fantastic to be watching a movie while the city is coming a live for its night time explosion of lights. great backdrop... More 

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Thank Assunta A
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was such an awesome and fun experience to watch a movie on a rooftop bar with beautiful views of the skyline! At first I was worried if we'd be able to see from where we were but every seat is equal. One tip would be to go early!! Doors open at 830PM but when we got there for that... More 

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Thank Kristen V
Buderim
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414 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Rooftop Bar awaits after climbing seven sets of stairs or waiting an interminable time for a small elevator that creaks and wheezes its way to the sixth floor before the final outdoor set of steps. We went on a Wednesday evening before the movies for a drink and the place was full, music pumping, reasonably priced beers and cocktails... More 

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Thank Boyd J
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Nice deck chairs laid out (close together so it's annoying when people go to the toilet). Try not to sit behind someone tall as the deck chairs make you sink in slightly. Movie quality was fantastic, sound could have been slightly louder. Gets cold at night so take a jumper!! Nice and quiet during the movie however towards the end... More 

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Thank Babs567001
Bathurst, Australia
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was Such fun. We booked and paid Online which was so convenient. I recommend get there early to get a seat as this is very popular and seats are unreserved. There is a Br and burgers available but we didn't try these. Best chic top I've ever had! We hired blankets as we are not local. Well worth it... More 

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Thank Anne C
Noosa, Australia
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312 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I don't know how we found this roof top bar, but it is a find. You've got to walk up lots of flights of stairs, or go in what seems to be a very dodgy lift...... But then you find the roof top bar, with views over the skyscrapers. It's a bit basic, and a bit wet if it rains,... More 

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Thank cynthia r
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234 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I walked seven floors up past a Wing Chun martial art school to a crowded roof top bar with great vibes. Mainly young people, students and workers. Not a posh place. But prices are cheap. Sangria at $8 and margarita at $12. Informal so don't worry about dress code. Burger shack was closed at 1030pm when I got there. No... More 

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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I came here with some good mates and we had a blast. The bar is great for a an evening after work, and the view of CBD is wonderful.

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