Movies under the stars: Your outdoor cinema roundup

Summer wouldn’t be summer without being able to lie back under the stars to watch a movie with a glass of Margaret River wine. It seems that we can’t get enough of the outdoor movie scene in Your Margaret River Region – what began as the territory of flagship winery Cape Mentelle in Margaret River has now spread across the region, with screenings taking place in Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup.

Read on for all you need to know about this summer’s outdoor cinema sessions.

Outdoor movie locations – Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup & Margaret River

Cape Mentelle, Margaret River

The Cape Mentelle movie season runs from December to April and screenings run almost daily during that time. The programme is extremely varied and covers the latest film releases, art-house films, old classics and family favourites. There’s a slick kitchen setup, a coffee van, live music as the sun goes down, and, importantly, extremely comfortable beanbags for hire! Tickets are available to purchase via Cape Mentelle and your local visitor centre.
Dates: mid-December to early April. Normally daily screenings
Prices: Concession/children $13.00, Adults $19.00, Bean bed hire $8.00, Book of Ten season tickets available: $150.00

  • Movies begin from 7.45pm-8.15pm (Doors open from 6.00pm)
  • Bring own picnic blankets and rugs
  • Some child friendly movies
  • Bring your own picnic
  • Live concerts on Friday nights at 6.30pm
  • Food and wine bar is open from 6:00pm – 9:00pm with last orders for hot food at 8:00pm
  • Food menu is gourmet burgers, sides and desserts from the Margaret River Burger Company
  • Wine and soft drinks available for purchase
  • Relax in the under-marquee lounge
  • Four official petanque courts with boules and jacks for hire without charge
  • There is ample on-site parking and disabled access
  • No smoking permitted
  • No BYO Alcohol
  • Click here for programme and ticket information

Photo right: The Margaret River Discovery Co.

Courtyard Cinema, ArtGeo, Busselton

Brand new for 2017 is this movie series taking place in the unique outdoor space of the ArtGeo Cultural Complex courtyard on Queen Street, Busselton. Enjoy a picnic with family and friends, a glass of wine from the bar, and some live chilled-out tunes whilst the sun sets, then sit back and watch a family favourite on the big outdoor screen.
Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th January, 4th and 11th February.
Prices: Kids $10, Adults $15, Family (2 adults and 2 children) $40

  • Movies begin from 7.45pm (Doors open from 7.00pm)
  • Bean bags, cushions & low chairs welcome
  • Bring your own picnic
  • Some child friendly movies
  • Drinks (wine & beer) available from the bar. Coffee, soft drinks, ice-cream & popcorn for sale
  • No BYO alcohol
  • Click here to see programme

Happs Wines, Dunsborough

Cosy up in the gardens of one of the region’s most picturesque wineries. A favourite with the locals, these movie sessions have an informal and friendly atmosphere, and you can expect to be greeted warmly by the Happs Wines team.
Dates: 30th December, 14th January, 21st January, 11th February, 11th March
Prices: Children/concessions $15, Adults $18

  • Movies begin from 8.00pm (Doors open from 6.30pm)
  • Bring your own rug or chair or use chairs provided
  • Some child friendly movies
  • Food and drinks available to purchase
  • Click here to see programme

Caves House Hotel, Yallingup (until end Feb)

Sit on the lawn in the grounds of this historic, heritage listed hotel. The bistro, bar and pizza shack provide a range of options for eating and drinking. The organisers are usually quite relaxed around which BYO seating you bring, as long as guests with taller chairs sit towards the back of the lawn.
Dates: 27th, 29th, December, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th & 17th January plus various dates in February.
Prices: Children under 5 Free; Children aged 5–15 $10; Adults $17; Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) $50

  • Movies begin from 8.00pm (Doors open from 6.00pm)
  • Bring own picnic blankets and rugs
  • Some child friendly movies
  • Food and drinks available from the main bar & pizza shack to take down to the cinema
  • No smoking permitted
  • No BYO Alcohol
  • Snacks permitted
  • Meal deal: Buy one main meal off the Bistro menu & receive 50% off your movie ticket
  • Click here to see programme
Dianne Bortoletto

Author Dianne Bortoletto

Dianne Bortoletto is a food and travel writer, a regular contributor to Your Margaret River Region magazine and published in Italianicious, Luxury Travel, OUTthere, IN (LAN inflight),, Lightfoot Travel and Broadsheet. She’s been commissioned to write for Tourism Australia, Tourism WA, Perth Convention Bureau and Rottnest Island Authority. Dianne knows her way around the kitchen, wishes she could surf, pretends to keep fit and loves the sound of fast cars. Her other loves include a Greek named Zorba, a Westie named Bella, the Margaret River region and all things Italian. She's an ex-chocoholic and is shamelessly addicted to travel and proper coffee. Having travelled the world, Dianne knows how good we have in the Margaret River region. You can follow her adventures on her blog / Instagram: @travelletto / Twitter: @travelletto


  • Avatar Olga Kustova says:

    I was wondering which type of screen is used by the outdoor cinema venues at Margaret River region – do you have any inflatalbe screens?

    • Jenny Lee Jenny Lee says:

      Hi there Olga,

      Thanks for getting in touch! We don’t run the cinema screenings but we have emailed you to follow up!

      Best wishes,


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