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Outdoor cinema a Perth favorite

Somerville Auditorium is an outdoor cinema, framed by mature trees. It's a great venue to escape... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Outdoor cinema with film festival screenings

The outdoor auditorium at Somerville UWA is the nicest outdoor cinema I've ever been to - while the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Lucy C
London, United Kingdom
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35 Stirling Highway | University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia
+61 8 6488 1732
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Somerville Auditorium is an outdoor cinema, framed by mature trees. It's a great venue to escape the Perth summer heat, which can be oppressive. It's also a venue for the Festival of Perth film series. The Auditorium is on the campus of the University of...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The outdoor auditorium at Somerville UWA is the nicest outdoor cinema I've ever been to - while the film choices are definitely different and not to everyone's taste (they mostly seem to come from film festival circuits), just the experience of the evening is fantastic....More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful evening. We arrived at 6.30pm and was grateful that we had prepurchased our tickets online as it was a sold out event. We were told it was grass seating only left but we managed to find two seats together towards the back....More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is such an iconic place in the summer. With an eclectic range of films to keep you interested, and room for a Picnic and glass of wine beforehand, it’s where to go for an evening with friends. It’s getting busier every year so don't...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a lovely evening for adults to picnic, relax & watch a movie. Bring your own hamper or there is great quality food available. Also bring a pillow for your head. Advice is to do your homework on the movies and select the ones...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 14 December 2017

It has been a few years since I had a picnic then watched a movie under the stars whilst in a comfortable deckchair. I took visiting family there which reminded me that as a local I should go more often. A great attraction.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

What a beautiful spot. A picnic and chat or a lovely curry and a glass before a foreign film. A summer delight. BYO mossie spray and rug.

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Somerville Audiorium is in the grounds of the University of Western Australia (UWA).It is mainly used in summer. In the days before air conditioning, an outdoor picture show was a blessed relief from Perth's heat. The Perth intnerational film festival is held here, Bring...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you like foreign language films and like a nice picnic under the trees on a hot summer's night then you won't want to miss the Somerville! A Perth institution for many years, it still provides a wonderful sanctuary on a balmy summer's evening and...More

Thank TippOz
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You're in Perth and it's summer with the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) going full biff. If you're an art movie enthusiast or just looking for an interesting evening under the stars, Somerville is one of several outdoor movie auditoriums that run through the season....More

Thank dayne28
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