The outdoor Cinema at the MCG

Cinema at the 'G - Melbourne

We love sport; we love the outdoors; we love a good bevvie (or 2); and we love a great movie session with the girls. The outdoor Cinema at the ‘G is back in 2017 and we are excited!

Returning this summer on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February, this super-cool cinema event will allow us to sit back and relax on the hallowed MCG turf and will feature the yet-to-be-released Lion on opening night, and the Tom Hanks blockbuster, Sully on Saturday night.


Outdoor Cinema at the MCG


Gates on both nights will open at 6.30pm, so book your tickets asap, then pack your blanket and a comfy pillow and get to the MCG early to reserve yourself a spot!

Proceeds from the event will go to the Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund, which is a great initiative supporting local charities and programs that deliver sustainable benefits to Victorian communities.

Buy tickets here.


Win your way to Cinema at the 'G


Win 1 of 2 double passes to the screening of Lion

Friday 24 February, 2017


To enter, tell us in the comments below…

“Why you think Cinema at the ‘G is the ultimate night out this Summer in Melbourne”


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Two winners will each receive a double pass.

Prize is not transferable and cannot be taken as cash.  

Entries open until January 30, 2017. 

The winners will contacted via entering email and announced in the comments below.



Good Luck x





Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • January 17, 2017

    Claire E

    I love going to the movies with my bestie and this looks like so much fun! If I win tickets I’ll be so excited to step onto the G to watch Lion – heard great things!

  • January 17, 2017


    Heading to Melbourne’s greatest stadium, snuggling to an awesome movie as the sun sets and the stars light the sky – summer perfection!

  • January 17, 2017


    Laying there next to the pitch where australia has won so many games would be brilliant, so would watching Lion while laying in the big field

  • January 17, 2017


    Mcg + movie = ultimate night out 😍

  • January 17, 2017

    Ann Sculley

    On the Hallowed ground , Hubby’s Birthday and a great film , what more could you want apart from some nice weather on the night 🙂

  • January 17, 2017

    Kara Lambert

    There is nowhere else to be in summer than Melbourne, and nowhere more Melbourne than the ‘G’! Seeing a movie under the stars at the MCG is THE ultimate summer’s night out – you can’t get much better.

  • January 17, 2017

    Pooja Mapa

    The MCG is one of Melbourne’s well known landmarks that showcases one of the many aspects of Australian culture. What better way is there to spend an Aussie summer than catching a flick under the starry sky where history was made!

  • January 17, 2017


    Getting comfy on the turf, with the summer breeze, and watching a brilliant film under a starry Melbourne sky makes Cinema at the ‘G a must this summer!

  • January 17, 2017

    Leah McClelland

    Cinema at the G is the ultimate night out in Melbourne this summer …because the G is an iconic Melbourne landmark. It doesn’t get much better than an epic open-air cinema in such a significant venue!

  • January 17, 2017


    Being able to watch a movie in melbournes ‘colosseum’ under the stars is a once in a lifetime experience!

  • January 17, 2017

    Jess H

    What’s more Melbournian than a balmy summers night, enjoying a cold one under a pink sky at the G?! Throw in a film = Perfect date night!

  • January 17, 2017


    I’d love to step onto the MCG for the first time ever and then dive into my blanket and pillows and get cosy to watch Lion! The atmosphere will be doubt be incredible and it gives me tingles thinking about it! Wow!

  • January 17, 2017


    Looks fantastic, thanks for the chance to win!

  • January 17, 2017


    Summer, stargazing, and an epic film with someone lovely at one of the world’s largest stadiums is the epitome of the ultimate night out. There is no combination of epic things like this on a Friday night, no “Lion” about it.

  • January 17, 2017

    Bo De Silva

    It so cool being able to be in such a iconic landmark of Melbourne and watching a movie during the beautiful summer weather. This would be such a great experience 🙂

  • January 17, 2017


    Would be great first experience of the G – laying in the middle of the ground enjoying a beverage or 2 😊

  • January 17, 2017


    Just moved from Cape Town to this incredible city and would looove for this to be my first encounter with the MCG. Also the true story behind Lion gives me goosebumps- amazing!!

  • January 17, 2017


    M is for Movies, Moments,& Memories C is for cuddling, cushions & culture,
    G is for grounded, grass & good times

  • January 17, 2017

    Giulia Bruno

    What could be better than being in the G with the people you love watching a great movie like Lion.

  • January 17, 2017


    Fantastic night under the stars, watching the big stars. All framed by beautiful G. Bubbles in one hand, popcorn in the other.I ❤️ Melbourne😊.

  • January 17, 2017

    Lisa Dillon

    Once in a life time evening spent amongst young & ole foe enjoying,admiring our gifted unique MCG created with some wonderful entertainment how perfect & wonderful to creating special moments💞💞💞yes please & thank you.

  • January 17, 2017


    MCG – Magical Cinema on the Grass.
    The air is warm, the grass is cool, the movie is magical, my date is spectacular. Melbourne, this is the ultimate combination for a summer evening out.

  • January 17, 2017

    Lorraine Murphy

    Used to see Tigers at the G, but a Lion would be a sight to behold 😉

  • January 17, 2017

    Meg Millar

    Melbourne summers are the best in the world! Teamed with ano epic location, outdoor movie and proceeds going to a great cause…totally Melbourne!

  • January 17, 2017


    What an experience this would be. Hubby and I are overdue for a date night and this would be one to remember!

  • January 17, 2017

    Grace Mittas

    Sounds like it will be the biggest outdoor cinema event in Melbourne, the one to top all outdoor cinemas this Summer and I want to be there!

  • January 17, 2017

    Angela Tennent

    amazing movie at the worlds best place how can we not want to see Lion amongst the stars

  • January 17, 2017


    We have been to so many sporting events at the G that this would feel like completing the experience set! Love the ground and this sounds lile a perfect night!

  • January 18, 2017


    There can’t be a better patch of grass to sit on in Melbourne!

  • January 18, 2017

    Rachel K

    The last fun thing I did would have to be an outing with friends. We saw a movie and caught up afterwards over a coffee! They are my best friends who have “carried” and guided me through my darkest days, and helped me celebrate the brightest ones. They are an essential part of my life and contribute to my mental stability and happiness. I can’t think of a better night out than to celebrate friendship with a good movie at the “G”

  • January 18, 2017

    Christine Santeusanio

    I’m new to Melbourne originally from Boston, and have never been to an outdoor movie. In February I’d be sitting in two feet of snow at home. I’ve been to the MCG once but didn’t quite understand the rules of footy! I’d be delighted to enjoy the show under the stars with a meat pie and drink!

  • January 18, 2017


    ‘Lion’ in the middle of the best stadium in the world, in the best city in the world, watching an incredible film, there is no where I’d rather be!

  • January 18, 2017

    Sabrina Chong

    I come from Singapore and this is my first trip to Melbourne. My fiancee and I have decided to remain and live in Melbourne and it would be a wonderful way to celebrate this with a fun and romantic night out watching Lion in such an awesome outdoor venue! Thank you <3

  • January 18, 2017


    You don’t get much bigger than the ‘G, and adding in a dusky evening and what’s sure to be an inspiring film would make for a memorable Melbourne evening

  • January 18, 2017

    Melissa Turner

    Cinema at the ‘G is one of those uniquely Melbourne experiences that is not only awesome but comes with major bragging rights in the ‘I’m more of a Melburnian than you’ tit for tat in my friend circle

  • January 18, 2017


    My partner and I love summer in Melbourne; rare nights out without the toddler; movies; the outdoors; and the ‘G… All our loves in one ultimate event – what more could one ask for (besides free passes)?

  • January 18, 2017


    Never been in the middle of the MCG! Would be a dream to see Lion on the pitch! 🦁

  • January 18, 2017

    Jacqui Hattrell

    Ultimate child free date night for the hubby and I to watch an uninterrupted movie under the stars at one of the best stadiums!

  • January 18, 2017

    Tegan Benfield

    Cinema at the ‘G is the ultimate night out – It’s a summer date-night I’m all about.
    Laying back with a cold bevvie and enjoying a great movie sesh – All I need to worry about is how I will dress.
    An amazing experience this would be – a perfect date night with the hubby xx

  • January 19, 2017

    Gayle Vos

    What better place to see a movie than at one of Melbourne’s most iconic place the “G”

  • January 19, 2017

    Barbara Fehmel

    Oh! Wow what a way to see the MCG at night. I would love this.

  • January 20, 2017

    Rachelle Macky

    What a romantic night out with the boy I love ❤. What better and bigger screen to see a movie on then the MCG scoreboard!!!

  • January 24, 2017

    Stefany tiong

    This would be the ultimate movie experience like no other. A deserving night out with my partner in an open space at an iconic venue, and a movie based in Tassie. Date night at the G would make this Melbourne girl so happy! Thanks.

  • January 24, 2017


    What an awesome way to make some new family memories. My family would love everything from the train ride in, seeing a great film on the big screen and of course a visit to the “G.

  • January 25, 2017


    Because I come from Brisbane and the MCG is far superior to the Gabba!

  • January 26, 2017


    Because I haven’t been back to Australia in seven months and I’d love to take my best friend on a fun girls night out! I haven’t seen her in all that time and since her boyfriend joined the army

  • January 27, 2017

    Vija Leitis

    The MCG is iconic Melbourne. To sit on the turf, where history has been made, is something very special

  • January 29, 2017

    Kate B

    NOthing better than being on the field that had the greats have played on it, watching the greats on the screen

  • January 30, 2017

    Lydia Griffiths

    Lions with no Tigers or Bears! Oh my! The ultimate venue to watch some great Auzzie talent.

  • January 30, 2017

    Shannon Matthews

    Beautiful balmy Melbourne night with my bestie, we are so excited about seeing this movie. To see it on the turf under the stars would be amazing!!

  • January 30, 2017


    A girls night out to see a movie at Melbourne’s most iconic sporting venue, what could be better?

  • January 30, 2017

    Mandy Graham

    Cinema at the ‘G is the ultimate fun night out this Summer in Melbourne.

  • January 30, 2017

    Jackie Hodgson

    It’s the perfect place to ‘bowl my maiden over’ and have a ‘ball’! I sure would be a ‘BIG HIT’ bringing home these tickets. 😉

  • January 30, 2017


    Nothing is more Australian than the G and Summer…add them together with a great Aussie Story… can I take a 6 pack?

  • January 30, 2017


    A Melbourne story played out on the big screen of a Melbourne icon – yes please!

  • January 30, 2017


    Over the month of February I’ll be having a German exchange student stay with me, and during this time I intend to showcase the highlights of Melbourne. From dawn til dusk I want to show her, every ‘quiche’ brunch spot through to undiscovered backyard band, and I believe a movie night at the G encapsulates almost everything that is Melbourne. To me the surroundings of the iconic MCG illustrate this city’s beautiful architecture, a culture of sport and mateship, which is perfectly paired to the screening of Lion on the lawn further representing the laidback nature of us Aussies and a willingness to transform the ordinary into the unexpected but extraordinary. Showing my exchange this aspect of Melbourne would be a chance to live, breath and experience all the Melbourne represents making it the ultimate night out this summer. The only thing currently missing from this event is a German, an Aussie and a big bag of popcorn!

  • January 31, 2017

    Emily Collie

    Thanks so much to everyone who entered. The 2 lucky winners are Jade and Dhanya > check your email, you’ve got mail xx

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