Published on January 14th, 2014 | by seenheard


Rooftop lights up for Fringe World


Rooftop Perth

Rooftop Movies is set to screen a stellar line up of films as well as host a series of amazing special events for FRINGE WORLD audiences during the remainder of the exciting Perth summer arts season.

After two bumper program seasons since the venue reopened on October 31, and a sold out event which saw enthusiastic Rooftoppers bringing in the New Year in style, film buffs will be riding the elevator to movie heaven yet again throughout January and February.

The film program includes the usual line up of cult favourites and classics mixed with blockbusters as well as the Bohemia Film Festival (29 January – 20 February) in conjunction with FRINGE WORLD, coordinated by FTI and presenting the best films you’ve NEVER seen.

The rooftop will light up for some fantastic FRINGE WORLD festival events including Hot Dub Time Machine (31 January – 8 February), a Valentine’s Day day to remember, The Bourgeois Bogan Prom, and the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest (19 February).
Rooftop Movies and Bohemia present the best films you’ve NEVER seen! From the gloriously scungy to the inspiring and downright delightful, the Bohemia Outdoor Film Festival is a collection of the best local, national and international content that has never been screened in WA, put together by legendary screen culture organisation, FTI. With a new home at Rooftop Movies the famous festival promises a mix of short films, features, meet the filmmaker screenings and documentaries, including a collection of Academy Award nominated shorts, local showcases and interactive events from the hottest up-and-coming screen artists in the world today. The following films will screen during the festival – RAW! (29 January), FTI’s WA Campus Film Comp (30 January), John Dies at the End (5 February), Showing Up (6 February), Over the Fence Comedy Showcase (12 February), Big Name, No Blanket (13 February), 2014 Oscar Nominated Film Shorts (20 February).

Hot Dub Time Machine
Hot Dub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party, pioneering the use of ‘boogie energy’ to party through music history. From Rock Around the Clock to Skrillex, it’s the best music of the last sixty years served up in a time travelling, audio-visual super party! Hot Dub Time Machine is THE late-night smash hit at festivals around the world, selling every ticket and adding extra dates at the Adelaide Fringe 2012 and 2013, debuting in London last September, closing the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012 AND Montreal Just For Laughs 2013 as well as playing to over 3,000 party-goers at the Sydney Festival in 2013. The biggest late night show of the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 by far – selling nearly 12,000 tickets – Hot Dub Time Machine is a party for everyone: young or old, hip or daggy, cool or un-cool. It features all kinds of music for all kinds of people.

The Bourgeois Bogan Prom
In 2014 it seems the innocence of love is gone, perfumed love letters replaced by Instagram hashtags and that fire in your lovers eyes now an energy efficient bulb. Just when you thought romance was dead, you hear those nervously stuttered words… “Do you have a date for the prom?” The infamous Bourgeois Bogan Prom returns to the Rooftop this Valentine’s day so come along with your date in tow for a night out you’ll never forget.

World Press Photo Multimedia Contest
Rooftop Movies and Mica Exhibitions are proudly presenting the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest Winning Productions 2013. The international jury of the 2013 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has awarded prizes in two categories: Online Short and Online Feature. See the finalists for one night only at Rooftop Movies. Following the screening of the finalists is the feature length Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry, a 2012 documentary about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman.

Films screening on Tuesdays have been selected from public suggestions received late last year and include Empire Records (4 February), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (11 February), Jiro Dreams of Sushi (18 February).

Family Matters
All Sunday night films are family friendly with G or PG ratings and include BMX Bandits (26 January), The Artist (16 February) and The Wizard of Oz (23 February).

A snapshot of upcoming screenings is as follows:

Friday 24 January – Adoration (MA15+)
Saturday 25 January – American Hustle (MA15+)
Sunday 26 January – BMX Bandits (PG) *Family Matters
Tuesday 28 January – The Goonies (PG) *Chooseday
Wednesday 29 January – Bohemia: RAW!
Thursday 30 January – Bohemia: FTI’s WA Campus Film Comp
Friday 31 January – Hot Dub Time Machine
Saturday 1 February – Hot Dub Time Machine
Tuesday 4 February – Empire Records (M) *Chooseday
Wednesday 5 February – Bohemia: John Dies at the End
Thursday 6 February – Bohemia: Showing Up
Friday 7 February – Hot Dub Time Machine
Saturday 8 February – Hot Dub Time Machine
Tuesday 11 February – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (M) *Chooseday
Wednesday 12 February – Bohemia: Over the Fence Comedy Showcase
Thursday 13 February – Bohemia: Big Name, No Blanket
Friday 14 February – The Bourgeois Bogan Prom
Saturday 15 February – Anchorman 2 (M)
Sunday 16 February – The Artist (PG) *Family Matters
Tuesday 18 February – Jiro Dreams of Sushi (G) *Chooseday
Wednesday 19 February – World Press Multimedia Contest (M)
Thursday 20 February – Bohemia: 2014 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Friday 21 February – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (M)
Saturday 22 February – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG)
Sunday 23 February – The Wizard of Oz (PG) *Family Matters

An initiative developed in partnership between ARTRAGE and the City of Perth Parking, Rooftop Movies is located on the open air, sixth floor of the Roe Street car park in Northbridge. Pedestrian access is of James Street opposite the Piazza Screen. Automobile access to the car park is off Roe Street.

The panoramic views of the Perth city skyline provide the perfect backdrop for the venue, which brings the essence of Palm Springs to Northbridge. Think: acres of astro turf, palm trees, pink flamingos and vintage caravans. Rooftop Movies is open nightly, excluding Mondays, from 6pm.

Tickets are $13 website pre-sale, $15 door-sale and for $8.50 you can park your car in the Roe Street car park all night from 6pm (prices include booking fees). Popcorn and drinks are available at the rooftop and you can pre-order a pizza when you purchase online.

For more information on the program and to pre-purchase tickets head to

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