New FREE OPEN AIR CINEMA To Launch In Melbourne



WHEN:   Wednesday nights from 22nd February to 15th March, with films rolling at 8pm

WHERETesting Grounds, Market Square 291 Queen Street, Melbourne 

In partnership with Little Projector Company, Umbrella Entertainment announces its Neighbourhood Watch, open air cinema program; a free open air screening program located at Vic Markets, Market Square every Wednesday night from February 22nd – March 15th. 

The event is a FREE, family-friendly environment and runs alongside the Queen Victoria Markets iconic Wednesday night Summer Night Market event. Audience members are encouraged to purchase food and drink from market vendors and enjoy a night of iconic cinema entertainment that strives to be culturally and economically sustainable. 

Neighbourhood Watch celebrates a diverse and iconic film program, which shines a spotlight on Umbrella Entertainments extensive back catalogue. Films include Walkabout (1971), Suspiria (1977), 8 ½ (1963) and Ablaze (2022) and will be screened in Testing Grounds Market Square from 8pm. 


Walkabout (1971) | Wednesday 22nd February

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his “walkabout”: a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg

Cast: David Gulpilil, Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, Lucien John

Suspiria (1977) | Wednesday 1st March 

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realise that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento

Cast: Jessica Harper, Daria Nicolodi, Stefania Casini

8 ½  | Wednesday 8th March

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni

Ablaze (2022) | Wednesday 15th March 

The true story of the first Aboriginal filmmaker William “Bill” Onus. 

Director: Alec Morgan, Tiriki Onus