Girls School Cinema opens in East Perth
Opening it’s doors on the 15thof June, Girls School Cinema is bringing the ultimate winter cinema experience to East Perth. Bought to the public by the team behind FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL and Rooftop Movies, there will be screenings of blockbuster, classic and arthouse films from the 15thof June to the 29thof September.
The movies will be staged in the heritage old girls school hall, patrons will feel as if they’re attending a huge flicks, chilled party event at a friends house – if your friend was the great Gatsby! Drinks flowing, delectable food to nibble on, film on screen, and sitting comfortably among bean bags and blankets under the old school cool roof seems to be the perfect way to spend an evening this Winter.
The setting is the old 1930’s Art-Deco building a top the highest point in East Perth on 2 Wellington Street. After operating for 30 years as an old girls school it was converted into the head Western Australian Police Station which operated for 50 years. In 2017 the 1.1ha site was purchased by a syndicate of local investors led by Australian Development Capital and Warburton Group. Girls School Cinema is the first stage of a plan to turn the area into a thriving creative space that will bring a whole new dash of life to the East Perth precinct.
Girls School Cinema is open six days a week, with afternoon, evening and late night screenings. There is a wide variety of films on display, from arthouse films, old school remakes, main stream blockbusters and films by directors with a habit of winning Oscars. Some of the flicks on display include Unsane, Mulholland Drive, Avengers: Infinity Wars and BPM.
Set up outside is a courtyard filled with food and drink caravans, and open fire pits for toasting marshmellows! Rooftop Cinemas has organised the infamous toasted sandwiches by Toastface Grillah and delicious gourmet soup from the Suppa Club. There is also salty, buttery hot popcorn on offer and some nights the fire pits are set a blaze and toasted marshmellows are on the menu.
Accompanying the delicious food offerings are the refreshing drinks provided by Gage Roads and wines from Mad Fish Western Australia. Girls School Cinema is a no BYO event.
Patrons looking to drive in can park on grounds at 2 Wellington Street, with 50 car bays available. If you miss out on those, there is a huge City of Perth car park a minutes walk away on the corner of Plain Street and Waterloo Crescent with some of the cheapest parking rates in Perth.
For those that don’t have a car or live in the inner city, both the yellow and red CAT bus services run past the Girls School Cinema. The yellow CAT bus stop 29 is just out the front while red CAT bus stop 3 is just across the road.
Coming from afar via public train transport, McIver and Claisebrook train stations are within a 5 to 15 minute walk. Perth CAT buses run from out the front of Perth Central Train Station which is a great transport option for people coming into the city.
Tickets can be purchased online at girlsschoolcinema.com.au and they can currently be picked up for $13. Tickets are already sold out for some movies and with only 140 spots available per screening in the beautiful boutique cinema people considering visiting will need to secure their spots fast!