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12 Apr
Cult Classics
Retrospectives Cult Classics

Our Cult Classics calendar is all killer no filler.

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18 Apr
Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective
Kubrick Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective

Celebrating the monolithic genius of Stanley Kubrick, 25 years after his death, with a complete retrospective of his films.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
07 Apr
Panorama of Chinese Film 2024
Film Festivals Panorama of Chinese Film 2024

Panorama of Chinese Film presents a diverse collection of classic and new Chinese films, organised by the Chinese Independent Film Foundation (CIFF).

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12 Apr
Fun Time Film Club with Zach Ruane
Special Events Fun Time Film Club with Zach Ruane

The fun times keep coming with host Zachary Ruane (Aunty Donna) presenting a specially curated selection of cinematic gems and rarities guaranteed to provide good times only. It’s Fun Time Film Club!

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13 Apr
Classic Matinees
Retrospectives Classic Matinees

They had style, they had grace. Our Classic Matinees program showcases the greatest and most glamorous pictures from the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond. Don't just stand there, let's get to it!

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14 Apr
Freud's Last Session – Members Preview
Members Screening Freud's Last Session – Members Preview

Don't miss the chance to see FREUD'S LAST SESSION early at our Members preview screening. Anthony Hopkins portrays the famous father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.

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14 Apr
Make It Musical
Retrospectives Make It Musical

We’re making a song-and-dance of the movie musical, with another year-long celebration of the best and boldest films the genre has to offer.

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17 Apr
Fantastic Film Festival Australia
Film Festivals Fantastic Film Festival Australia

Fantastic Film Festival Australia returns to Australian cinemas this April and May for three weeks of boundary-pushing and rule-breaking cult, genre, arthouse and alternative cinema.

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17 Apr
Challengers – Grand Slam Preview
Advance Screenings Challengers – Grand Slam Preview

We’re making a racquet for Luca Guadagnino’s steamy tennis drama Challengers by throwing a Grand Slam Preview on Wednesday 17 April.

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18 Apr
Reel Rock 18
Adventure Reel Rock 18

Reel Rock returns in 2024 with four fantastic new films!

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18 Apr
Spy X Family Code: White — Limited Season
Special Limited Season Spy X Family Code: White — Limited Season

The Forgers are taking their adventures to the big screen at Lido! The mission? Survive family vacation.

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18 Apr
Sting — FFFA Opening Night & Australian Premiere
Film Festivals Sting — FFFA Opening Night & Australian Premiere

Celebrate the Opening of the Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2024 and experience the Australian Premiere of the new Aussie horror Sting with director Kiah Roache-Turner in attendance.

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19 Apr
Lido Comedy – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Showcase
Live Performance Lido Comedy – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Showcase

See the best comedians from around Australia and the world live in cinema at Lido for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Showcase. Presented by Lido Comedy.

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20 Apr
The Teachers' Lounge - Members Preview
Advance Screenings The Teachers' Lounge - Members Preview

Catch an early screening of The Teacher's Lounge nominated for Best International Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

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21 Apr
Golda – Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings Golda – Pinot Preview

We're hosting a pinot preview screening of the highly anticipated biographical thriller, starring Helen Mirren as Golda Meir during the tense negotiations of the Yom Kippur War with a complimentary glass of Sticks Pinot Noir or Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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21 Apr
What About Sal — Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening What About Sal — Q&A Screening

We're hosting a Q&A screening of the feel-good movie of the year, What About Sal, with director/star John Jarret, and stars Gerrard O’Dwyer and Kaarin Fairfax joining us in-cinema for a post-screening discussion.

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22 Apr
Lido Film Trivia
Special Events Lido Film Trivia

Lido monthly film trivia by Swinburne returns!

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25 Apr
The Conformist — Back on the Big Screen in 4K
Retrospectives The Conformist — Back on the Big Screen in 4K

Considered one of the most complex, beautiful and significant films in cinema history, Bernardo Bertlucci's The Conformist returns to the big screen in a stunning new 4K restoration from Thursday 25 April.

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27 Apr
The ReelGood Film Festival
Showcase The ReelGood Film Festival

Join us for a milestone celebration at The ReelGood Film Festival's 10th anniversary on April 27. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., experience a curated selection of 33 captivating Australian short films. Immerse yourself in a day filled with cinematic excellence and creative inspiration.

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27 Apr
The Sweet East + Surprise Film — presented by Nick Pinkerton
Q&A Screening The Sweet East + Surprise Film — presented by Nick Pinkerton

We’re excited to host a special screening of The Sweet East, with screenwriter Nick Pinkerton in attendance for a post-film Q&A, followed by a surprise film specially curated by Pinkerton.

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28 Apr
The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview

Pair a glass of pinot with THE TASTE OF THINGS, France’s submission for Best International Feature at the Academy Award, at our Pinot Preview screening, which includes with a complimentary glass of Sticks Pinot Noir or Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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02 May
Star Wars — May The Fourth Marathon Weekend
Special Events Star Wars — May The Fourth Marathon Weekend

Celebrate May The Fourth weekend as we screen the first six Star Wars films restored in 4K in two bumper marathon presentations, alongside a special one-off screening of The Phantom Menace to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY
03 May
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening
Special Events The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening

We would like, if we may, to take you one a strange journey. Dress for a trip to Transylvania with our fabulous interactive screenings, running on the first Friday of every second month. Includes sparkling on arrival. Hosted by a fabulous drag queen Sam T.

TIME WARP
03 May
Shakespeare's Macbeth – Special Event Screening
Special Events Shakespeare's Macbeth – Special Event Screening

We're excited to host a special event preview of SHARESPEARE'S MACBETH with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma star in this brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ production.

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09 May
Cinema Reborn 2024
Film Festivals Cinema Reborn 2024

Cinema Reborn Film Festival is an annual festival developed by a community of cinema enthusiasts, programmers, filmmakers, screen historians and critics.

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12 May
Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2024 – Live In Cinema
Special Events Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2024 – Live In Cinema

Join us for the Grand Final of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest live on the big screen from the Malmö Arena in Sweden! Make like Conchita Wurst and Rise like a Phoenix for an early morning live cinema screening on Sunday 12 May at 5am.

UNITED BY MUSIC
23 May
Melbourne Design Week Film Festival
Film Festivals Melbourne Design Week Film Festival

This specially curated program explores people, culture, the built environment and the way people operate in it.

Book Tickets
26 May
Eating Plants: Season 2 — Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Eating Plants: Season 2 — Q&A Screening

Join us for a special Q&A screening of Season 2 of Eating Plants, the upbeat TV series that explores plant-based food, the world’s fastest-growing culinary trend. Directors Kate Clere and Mick McIntyre will join us live in-cinema for a post-screening Q&A.

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30 May
Lido Comedy Presents Troy Kinne — Live in Cinema
Live Performance Lido Comedy Presents Troy Kinne — Live in Cinema

The hilarious and relatable Troy Kinne performs live at Lido Cinemas for one night only.

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27 Jul
The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions
Special Events The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf

And my axe
National Theatre Live
Art & Theatre National Theatre Live

The best of British theatre on our cinema screens.

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Dolby Atmos - Next Level Sound at Lido
Promotions Dolby Atmos - Next Level Sound at Lido

Experience the ultimate cutting-edge technology in cinematic sound at Lido.

Experience Atmos
Adventure Documentaries
Adventure Adventure Documentaries

We're bringing breathtaking real-life adventures and glorious outdoor vistas to the big screen.

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Open Caption Sessions
OCAPTIONS Open Caption Sessions

Weekly open caption sessions for anyone who needs it.

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JIFF
Film Festivals JIFF

JIFF brings the best of Jewish-themed films to cinemas across Australia.

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Jazz Room
Live Performance Jazz Room

The Lido Jazz Room boasts live music and comedy weekly.

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Lido Comedy
Lido Comedy

Live stand-up comedy weekly in the intimate Lido Jazz Room.

LMAO
Senior Cinephiles
Promotions Senior Cinephiles

$10 tickets for members daily, $12 tickets for non-members!

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BYO Baby at Lido
Promotions BYO Baby at Lido

Crying, kicking, screaming is welcome, and that goes for the babies as well.

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Lido on the Roof
Promotions Lido on the Roof

Lido on the Roof returns with an eye-popping lineup of blockbusters, arthouse gems and family favourites.

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Art and Theatre on Screen
Art & Theatre Art and Theatre on Screen

Presenting fine art and theatre on The Big Screen. 

Book Tickets
Children's International Film Festival
Film Festivals Children's International Film Festival

Bring the family to the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF), a festival of the best new kid's films from across the world.

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Lido Comedy - Live in Cinema!
Live Performance Lido Comedy - Live in Cinema!

Lido Comedy presents the best headline comedy from around Australia and the world live in cinema!

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