Looking for something fun to do this summer?
Following its announcement late last year, The Pelican Bar’s outdoor cinema has landed in Queenscliff, cranking up the projectors for a summer of movies under the stars – and the locals are loving it.
Taking over a dedicated grassed area within the venue from January, already we’ve seen the likes of After We Collided, Love Actually, Joker and Tenet take to the big screen. Rounding out the rest of the month, the cinema will be screening classics like Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club and The Goonies; Australia’s most important documentary Gurrumul, and newer flicks like the award-winning Parasite, comedy-drama Rams and American action thriller Unhinged.
The sessions are running from Monday to Thursday at 8pm with a kid’s friendly session every Tuesday at 10am, screening the likes of Scoob, Trolls World Tour and Shaun The Sheep: Framageddon, perfect for these school holidays.
Appealing to one’s comfort compass, you’ll be able to unroll a picnic blanket and throw down a few pillows to relax on with your mates for $15 a ticket, or go VIP for $20 and opt for one of the plush bean bags. You’ll also find a popcorn machine slinging the buttery goodness, alongside onsite food trucks dishing up tasty eats and a licensed bar for cheeky drinks.
Delivering on the promise to bring live music to the Bellarine, The Pelican Bar have not disappointed with the addition of even more shows to enjoy under cover of a Marquee tent whilst enjoying a fine dining menu provided by The Q-Train until the end of January.
Australian soul legend Renee Geyer, Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour, multi-instrumentalist Charlie Owen, and First Nations artist Kee’ahn are just some of the fabulous new line up announcements for QMF’s pop up food and entertainment venue.
These names join the likes of upcoming acts Jimi Hocking and Geoff Achison, Alana Wilkinson & The Little Stevies, Angie Hart, Ross Wilson, Alice Skye and James Kenyon, as well as the rescheduled gig with poetic singer-songwriter Kim Churchill which has been moved to Sunday, January 31.
Rounding out what has been an incredible summer of music, comedy and fine food on the Bellarine, the venue has also added an epic Brooklyn Nine One One Trivia night to their schedule, following the success of the Harry Potter trivia night earlier this month. Going down on Sunday, January 24 there will be three rounds of Nine-Nine based questions. There will also be team-based mini-games to help give your team a sneaky advantage over your competition.
For the comedy buffs, the QMF team have also added Denise Scott, Claire Hooper and Brett Blake to deliver the laughs at the end of January.
Queenscliff Music Festival has long been a significant fixture of the festival calendar – one that has filled a beautiful part of Victoria with joy and creativity for over two decades. With Victorian festivals all postponed, venues slowly returning to capacity and summer events still in limbo, this event created by the team has made good on their promise to deliver music fans a little slice of normality for the summer – something we’ve all been crossing our fingers and toes for.
The Pelican Bar has proved hard to beat as the perfect place to be this summer.
Find out more information and book your tickets for shows and movies via the website.