Secret Cinema coming to Melbourne

WMSCWorld Movies has announced its first Secret Cinema event for Melbourne, where members of the public watch a mystery international film at an undisclosed location.

Previous Secret Cinemas in Sydney became party-style sell-out events including film, food, drink, music and even a boat to an island.

The Melbourne CBD event next Month is promising to transform “some of Melbourne’s most unusual and unlikely spaces to create an experience that is so much more than just a movie.”

While most of the details are top secret until the day of the event, we can reveal that the first World Movies Secret Cinema in Melbourne will take place on Sunday 5 May at 4.30pm. Guests will need to be ready to travel by any mode of transport, and prepare to be confused and amazed. The mystery film could be any genre – a horror film, a romantic comedy, a spy thriller or a little of everything.

With a focus on international cinema, each unique event brings the secret film’s culture to life on and off the screen. Expect extravagant theming, sumptuous cuisine, surprising activities and performances – all based on the country that the film is from.

Tickets are $30 and go on sale 9am Monday 22 April through the World Movies Facebook page. All tickets include three drinks and food throughout the night, as well as the cinema screening and some unpredictable experiences. Guests will be notified of the meeting point via text message on the day of the event.

“The first two events in Sydney made headlines and sold out unbelievably quickly, so we were excited to bring the World Movies Secret Cinema to Melbourne in 2013,” said Chris Keely, GM of World Movies. “We can’t wait to see the reaction in a city that truly embraces culture and film, and we’re proud of the continued success of this event which so perfectly captures the surprising and adventurous spirit of World Movies. Our Melbourne event is set to be one of our best yet, and we can’t wait to share the secret with you this May.”

The first two World Movies Secret Cinemas received an overwhelming response – both sold out in less than 15 minutes and saw hundreds in attendance on the night. The first event drew guests into a Persian wonderland with a screening of the award-winning Iranian film Circumstance (2011), while the second event took attendees by boat to a mystery island in Sydney Harbour for survival games and the cult classic Battle Royale (2000).

World Movies are working with not-for-profit event producers The Festivalists to create this series of World Movies Secret Cinema events. The Festivalists are responsible for the innovative Jurassic Lounge events at the Australian Museum, as well as the Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival, Kino Sydney and created the enormously popular Sydney Film Festival Hub.

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