The Somerville, Perth's oldest outdoor cinema is located in a beautiful garden under the pine trees. There are rows and rows of deckchairs seating about 1000 people or you can sit or lie on bean bags on the fake grass under the huge screen and surrounding area.
This movie house plays a major role in the Perth International Arts Festival and shows other cult classics or arthouse movies.
For the cooler nights bring a blanket and bring a cushion to make the deckchair more comfortable. You are welcome to bring a picnic, but there is also have food and drinks for sale.
Movie season is from November to April, doors open at 6pm and you must be seated by 7,30 p.m. when the session starts. Each film screens for a week.
|On the way to the Somerville|
|The entrance to the movie grounds, with people carrying their cooler boxes and blankets|
|The tall pine trees and ferns and fairy lights surrounding the area|
|Enjoying their picnics on the sidelines before the movie starts|
He moves in with his parents Inga and Baldvin, who are in the middle of a feud with their younger neighbours Konrad and Eybjorg regarding a tree in their garden that the neighbours complain is casting a large shadow in their garden.
Inga's bitterness (or mental illness) due to a recent tragedy (their oldest son is believed to have committed suicide) has no intention of doing their neighbours any favours and is always commenting on the appearance of Konrad's athletic younger second wife.
The tree feud continues, tires are slashed, garden gnomes broken and flower damaged, a cat goes missing and a dog soon follows.
Mild mannered Baldvin gets the son Atli to sleep in a tent on the lawn to keep watch which leads to an unexpected climax when even the two level headed older men lose it.
Lots of laughs and surprises throughout ...