Disney Princess Festival – Giveaway!

Reading Cinemas is bringing your favourite Disney classics to the big screen nationally with their Disney Princess Festival! Each weekend for a month your local Readings Cinema will feature one of your favourite Disney princess. Upcoming sessions are: Tangled Saturday the 19th & Sunday the 20th of August Sleeping Beauty Saturday the 26th & Sunday the 27th of August Cinderella Saturday the 2nd & Sunday the […]

HOT: Little Big Shots, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier film festival for kids and every year it brings the best of kids’ short films to ACMI. This year we are invited to the Opening Night to watch The Best of the Fest, the best films from the festival as voted by the LBS Kids’ Jury. These short films are the best from […]

The HOT List: Best 8 Cinemas For Kids In Melbourne

When I was pregnant one of the regular pieces of advice I got from parents was ‘go to the movies while you still can!’ Fortunately having kids hasn’t completely curbed my cinephile habits and a number of Melbourne’s cinemas cater particularly well for kids. Note that you can often get discounts at many of these […]

HOT: ACMI Family Sundays, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI, Australia’s museum of film, television, video games and digital culture, offers a day of free family-friendly events and interactive activities called ‘ACMI Family Sundays‘. ACMI Family Sundays give families the opportunity to interact with screen culture in all its forms, with activities mainly designed for 5 – 12 year […]

HOT: Vjunior, Village Cinemas Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham

Vjunior is Australia’s first kid’s cinema experience and it’s located at Westfield Southland’s Village Cinema and Westfield Fountain Gate (from 30 June 2017). Thirty minutes before movie screenings at Vjunior kids can play with Hot Wheels activity tables… ….a Mega Blocks wall… ….Scrabble wall… and colouring in. A selection of kid’s artworks are projected onto the […]

HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! 1. Hit the beach   Melbourne is blessed with shallow, gentle and safe bay beaches. Our favourites include Altona Beach, Ricketts Point and Carrum Beach, […]

HOT: Lost In the Shadows – Premiere Screening at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a shadow puppet workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I developed for the July school holidays while we were artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. The finale for the project is the short video clip created by multi-award winning director Luis Gaitan and Emmy award nominee producer Samantha Urquijo-Garcia. The premiere […]

Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Giveaway!

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra‘s next family-friendly concert is Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time which will showcase magical musical works from the wonderful world of Disney. The concert will see the MSO and four Broadway singers perform iconic songs from such Disney films as Frozen, Tangled, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Aladdin and so much more […]

HOT: Speakeasy Kids Cinema, Grey Gardens Projects, 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy

Speakeasy Cinema at Grey Gardens Projects is the anti-multiplex cinema experience. A Fitzroy warehouse has been transformed into a permanent home for Speakeasy Cinema and includes a gallery, project space, cafe/bar and screening room. The program is filled with quirky, alternative films and that includes their fortnightly children’s program. Their tagline for Speakeasy Kids Cinema is cool films […]

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