State Rooftop Cinema 

Season now closed. Join us next summer for more Rooftop screenings!

Our Rooftop Cinema and Bar is the only one of its kind in Tasmania. What better way to watch a film than relaxing into a deckchair, overlooking spectacular panoramic views of the city and Mt Wellington as the sun goes down. 

Offering a unique mix of hot new releases on warm summer nights, this summer, grab a drink and kick back on the Rooftop.


1. What should I wear?
Even on a balmy day, we encourage you to rug up a little to come to the roof as it does get cool once the sun goes down. We have blankets for hire, which are a great way to keep toasty and warm under the stars.

2. What happens if it rains?
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. 

3. How do I book tickets?
Reserve your tickets in person or by phone (03 6234 6318) with the State Cinema Box Office. Then just pick them up on the day of screening, anytime from 90 minutes before the session commences. Tickets cannot be purchased before the day, or online at any time.  Uncollected tickets will be released for door sales 30 minutes before the start time. 

4. How much are tickets?
All tickets are $20.00. State Members $17.00. Gift cards welcome. No free, bulk or voucher tickets accepted.

5. What time does the bar open before the show?
The bar opens 30 minutes prior to the session time. 

6. What can I eat and drink?
Enjoy a selection of alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and snacks at the Bar. Hot beverages and more substantial café items are available at the café downstairs. 

7. What if the session is booked out?
Booked out sessions will have door sales available on any uncollected bookings from 30 minutes prior to session time, so worth a shot if you missed out on a booking.

8. Where can I find out more information?
Follow the State Cinema on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our enews via the home page, and follow the weekly printed program for the session times. 

Other things to know
Our rooftop is accessed by lift from the ground floor, and is wheelchair accessible.

Ground Rules
The rooftop is a non-smoking area and is strictly for the enjoyment of those 18 years and over.

Terms of Sale 
Tickets purchased for the State Rooftop Cinema are subject to the following terms and conditions: 
1. Entry to the State Rooftop Cinema is on presentation of a valid ticket.
2. Patrons must be 18 years and over to be admitted to the Rooftop.
3. 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 (on occasion inclement weather may cause the movie to be cancelled after this time.)
4. 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.
5. Cancellation is at the discretion of management and can be made prior to or 
during a screening.