Lido Cinemas COVID-19 Updates →

Temporary Closure

To our valued Lido Cinemas community,

It is with heavy hearts that we close our doors for a little while, effective immediately.

This is in compliance with the Australian federal government's mandate to temporarily shut down non-essential services to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we’ve adapted to this rapidly changing situation in the most appropriate ways possible.

Thank you for continuing to choose Lido Cinemas as your movie haven and sharing in the magic of cinema on the big screen.

Thank you to our loyal and hardworking staff who have weathered the changes and uncertainty with us with professionalism and unwavering positivity.

What a privilege it has been so far to resurrect the Glenferrie Theatre after being closed for over 50 years – breathing life into the old building whose beautiful features were standing in waiting for people to gather together and enjoy them once again.

Your great support of our eclectic mix of films and events has made it all worthwhile.

We are proud that Lido Cinemas played a role in the renaissance of the Glenferrie Road precinct.

We absolutely can’t wait to welcome you back to the unique adventure of cinema.

Your palpable passion for film and cinema will hold us in good stead.

Until then – because we won’t be seeing you for a spell – good afternoon, good evening and good night.

Love, hope and well wishes to you and your loved ones,

The Tamir family and Lido Cinemas team.



All tickets pre-purchased online will be automatically refunded via your original method of payment. 

For any bookings made in person at the box office, please contact us directly below to organise your refund. We encourage you to do this ASAP by Tuesday 24 March at the latest to avoid delays in receiving your refund.

All tickets purchased for David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet will be honoured for the new rescheduled date chosen for this screening (TBC). If you would prefer a refund instead please contact us directly below.


All current Lido Movie Club memberships will be put on hold until we're back up and running. The validity of your membership will be extended by the amount of time that we have to remain closed.

We won't be able to process any new memberships for the time being.


Thank you so much for your kind words of support and encouragement during this unprecedented time. It means the world to us.

If you are keen to show your support by purchasing a gift card you can do so via our website here with the comfort of knowing they are valid for three (3) years from date of purchase.


- Until further notice, Lido Comedy will not be taking place every Tuesday night. Check here for future updates.

- CHIFF (the Children's International Film Festival) has been postponed. It will now take place between July 25 and August 9. 

- The Melbourne International Jazz Film Festival due to start on March 30 has been cancelled.

- The special Q&A screening of Burning Kiss due to take place on March 31 has been cancelled.

- Lido Film Trivia will not proceed for the foreseeable future.

- Our planned Audience Interactive Screening of The Room, Cats, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Showgirls have been postponed. Further updates will be posted on the website when available.

- The screening of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet with pre-filmed introduction and Q&A has been postponed. Ticketholders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, which will be valid for the rescheduled date. Please contact the cinema if you would prefer a full refund.

- Lido Rooftop sessions have been put on hold.

- BYO Baby sessions have been temporarily put on hold. Please check the website for further updates.

- Lido Jazz Room sessions will be put on hold indefinitely starting on Saturday March 21st. Please check the website for further updates. Any tickets purchased in advance will be refunded. 

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We are closed for now, but aim to be back operating as soon as possible. 

Thank you to our loyal customers for your support during this time. 

Planning to be back when we open up again? Purchase a gift card here.

And until we see you again -  good afternoon, good evening and good night.

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