A bathe-in hot springs cinema returns to the Mornington Peninsula for winter

Subscribe to Forte Magazine


A bathe-in hot springs cinema returns to the Mornington Peninsula for winter

Float under the stars to a series of cinematic classics at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

Get ready to immerse yourself in Victoria’s favourite natural geothermal springs while watching a variety of highly popular movies: Peninsula Hot Springs beloved Bathe In Cinema is back for 2023, giving guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of cinema while soaking in the rejuvenating geothermal hot springs.

Taking place on Thursday evenings from June through to the end of August, Peninsula Hot Springs has curated an enthralling line-up of films for each month, ensuring an enjoyable cinematic experience for all.

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

This Winter, guests can embark on a journey of discovery with the June theme, “Water Stories,” featuring captivating films such as “Blueback,” “True Spirit,” “Breath,” “My Octopus Teacher,” and “The Heart of the Sea.”

In July, Peninsula Hot Springs pays tribute to the rich heritage and culture of Indigenous Australians, and celebrating First Nations Films. Films like “Wash My Soul in The Rivers Flow,” “Top End Wedding,” and “Satellite boy” will transport audiences into the heart of First Nations storytelling and traditions.

August is all about the musical magic, with the lineup of films featuring beloved classics like “Grease,” “Mamma Mia,” “Mary Poppins,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Lion King.” Guests can sing along and be swept away by the timeless melodies.

A favourite curated event every winter, this is the perfect excuse to bathe in the natural geothermal mineral waters with friends or a loved one while watching your favourite film.

The experience is complimentary with Bath House bathing, so grab your bathers, connect with your friends and family, and head to Peninsula Hot Springs on a Thursday evening, screenings commence at 6.30pm in the Amphitheatre.

An ideal location for Melburnians, it’s actually easier to get to the Springs if you’re coming from Geelong via the ferry. Definitely, the most scenic way to get across Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff to Sorrento, it’s also pretty efficient, taking around 40 minutes to get you across the large stretch of coastline. From there, it’s about an 18-minute drive (or Uber) to the hot springs.

While the movies are great alone, the springs are estimated to be over ten thousand years old, with water rising 637 metres from below the earth’s surface and heated naturally by the earth’s core. The springs are high in magnesium, boron, potassium, and sodium, all naturally occurring in the geothermal waters. Definitely worth getting a little pruny for this one!

Book your experience here