State Rooftop Cinema 

Opening Boxing Day!

Our Rooftop Cinema and Bar is the only one of its kind in Hobart. 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, why not grab a drink and kick back on the Rooftop.

Bookings Highly Recommended. Call 03 6234 6318 to reserve tickets.

Upcoming Sessions

Free Solo

Free Solo
Rated M, 100 mins
Thu 24 Jan 9:00 PM (NFT WA ROOF)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
Rated M, 134 mins
Fri 25 Jan 9:00 PM (NFT WA ROOF)

Green Book

Green Book
Rated M, 130 mins
Sat 26 Jan 9:00 PM (NFT WA ROOF)

 

 

 

FAQ

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 due to bad weather including rain, wind and storms, in which case we will do our best to post any cancellations on our website, Facebook in the events section 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 $20.50. State Members $17.00. Gift cards welcome. No free, bulk or voucher tickets accepted.

5.What can I eat and drink?
When you collect and pay for your tickets in the Box Office, be sure to purchase items you enjoy from our selection of alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and snacks. Hot beverages and more substantial café items are available at the café downstairs.

6. 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.

7. 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
Accessibility
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.


Free Solo

  • Screening
  • Thu 24 Jan 9:00 PM
  • Cast
  • Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold
  • Director
  • Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Synopsis
  • From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of “MERU,” comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock…the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. As the climber begins his training, the armour of invincibility he’s built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. The film beautifully captures deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
  • Classification
  • M, 100 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 100 minutes

Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Screening
  • Fri 25 Jan 9:00 PM
    Sun 27 Jan 9:00 PM
  • Cast
  • Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Mike Myers
  • Director
  • Bryan Singer
  • Synopsis
  • A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

    The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
  • Classification
  • M, 134 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Genre
  • Biography, Drama, Music
  • Running Time
  • 134 minutes

Green Book

  • Screening
  • Sat 26 Jan 9:00 PM
  • Cast
  • Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
  • Director
  • Peter Farrelly
  • Synopsis
  • Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
  • Classification
  • M, 130 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Genre
  • Biography, Comedy, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 130 minutes

 

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