State Rooftop Cinema 

Our Rooftop Cinema and Bar provides you with an exclusive cinema experience, and is the only one of its kind in Tasmania. What better way to watch a film than relaxing into a deckchair with a glass of wine or cold beer, overlooking spectacular panoramic views of the city and Mt Wellington as the sun goes down.

What are you waiting for? Come and relish in a unique mix of hot new releases on those warm summer nights under the stars. Grab a drink and kick back – the sun is setting and the opening credits are rolling.




Things you need to know:

Unlike our auditoriums downstairs, this cinema has no ceiling! This means you have a fantastic view, but also it means that you need to rug up. This is Hobart, people! We recommend you bring gloves, a beanie, a blanket, windproof jacket... you get the idea.

We are also at the will of the wonderfully surprising local weather, so cancellations can occur due to rain, hail, wind or we're not even ruling out snow. On the flip side, we're also occasionally treated to one of those beautiful hot balmy eves where we get a session up on short notice. Keep an eye on our website and social media for last minute changes.

All tickets are $19.50, no concessions. Our gift cards can be used for the Rooftop, however, paper gift vouchers, NCN vouchers and bulk tickets are not valid.

You can reserve your tickets in advance through the State Cinema Box Office in person or by phone, and pick them up on the day of screening from 90 minutes before session start time. Tickets cannot be purchased before the day or online. Uncollected tickets will be released for door sales 30 minutes before the start time.

Booked out sessions - will have door sales available on any neglected bookings from 30 minutes prior to session time, so worth a shot if you missed out on a booking.

Bar and Snacks
A bar on the roof is open before and during the screening, offering alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and snacks. Hot beverages are available from the café downstairs. The Rooftop Bar opens 30 minutes before the film start time, and is for the exclusive use of Rooftop Cinema ticket holders.

The Rooftop Bar will open at other times during the summer for afternoon drinks, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter @StateCinema for the latest news.

We monitor the weather very closely leading up to a Rooftop screening. We may need to cancel a film in the case of bad weather including rain, wind and storms, in which case we will do our best to post any cancellations on our website and on Twitter at least one hour before the screening. You may also call our Box Office and listen to our recorded message for session status – extension #5.

A film may need to be cancelled during the session in the event of any unexpected, unpredictable bad weather such as rain or wind. In this instance, ticket holders will be offered a complimentary pass. Sorry, cash/card refunds will not be available.

Our rooftop is accessed by lift from the ground floor, and is wheelchair accessible.

Ground Rules
The rooftop is a non-smoking place and is strictly an 18 years and over area.

Terms of Sale
Tickets purchased for the State Rooftop Cinema are subject to the following terms and conditions:


Entry to the State Rooftop Cinema is on presentation of a valid ticket.


Patrons must be 18 years and over to be admitted to the Rooftop.


In the event that a session is cancelled, we will advise of the cancellation via 
Twitter and our recorded phone message at least one hour before the start time (where possible - inclement weather may cause the movie to be cancelled after this time.)


If a session is cancelled after the start time due to unpredicted bad weather, patrons will be issued with a complimentary pass to be used within 12 months from date of issue.


Cancellation is at the discretion of management and can be made prior to or
during a screening.