Lotterywest Films

The best in international cinema under a Western Australian night sky.

As ten million Instagram pictures tell us, Perth loves a sunset. Sunsets are for the start of dreams, of possible futures and for our Festival the beginning of a new cinematic journey every single night at our two outdoor cinemas – this year offering greater menu choices and an improved picnic experience.

It seems we’re at the start of a change in cinema. The dreams that come to us from around the world are more various, more playful, more surprising than ever. Our program is full of new voices, new stories, new ways of seeing and dreaming. 

A sunset shared with friends or strangers, or a trip to the cinema, is more than twice as good as watching alone.

So join us at nightfall and dream with us.

Season Two




Mon – Sun, 8pm


Tue – Sun, 8pm

12 – 18 Feb Gurrumul  Thelma
19 –  25 Feb Lean on Pete Gurrumul
26 Feb – 4 Mar Let the Sunshine In Lean on Pete
  Mon – Sun, 7.30pm Tues – Sun, 7.30pm
5 – 11 Mar Foxtrot Let the Sunshine In
12 – 18 Mar Under the Tree Foxtrot
19 – 25 Mar Gabriel an the Mountain Under the Tree
26 Mar – 1 Apr I am Not a Witch Gabriel and the Mountain
2 – 8 Apr Pop Aye The Divine Order
9 – 15 Apr The Divine Order Pop Aye

No screenings Good Friday (Fri 30 Mar)
ECU Joondalup Pines closed 24 Feb & 2 Mar

Films will usually go ahead in the event of rain. Any cancellations will be announced by 7pm on the day of screening at and on Facebook/Twitter.

CTC: check the classification

Flexible Vouchers

Flexible 6 and 12-pack vouchers may be used on any night to any film at either venue throughout both seasons!


The Venues

What better way to spend an evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the silver screen lights up at our two iconic outdoor venues –

UWA Somerville 

The University of Western Australia
Open 6pm nightly 
Find out more.


ECU Joondalup Pines 

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup
Open 6.30pm Tue – Sun 
Find out more.

Film Cancellations

Films will usually go ahead in the event of light rain. Any cancellations will be announced by 7pm on the evening of the screening here and on Facebook and Twitter. An announcement will only be made if a screening is cancelled.

For patrons who have pre-purchased tickets, and in the event of rain, an exchange to another screening can be made by emailing your request to prior to the starting time.