Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Narrm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities that visit MCEC.

Cars driving into and being directed by people into rows, lined up facing a large screen in Exhibition bays at MCEC.

Australia’s First ‘Drive In(Door) Cinema’ Launched for School Holidays

MCEC, in partnership with Village Cinemas, is thrilled to launch Drive In(Door) Cinema; the first drive-in cinema in Australia that is weatherproof and daytime-friendly.

Rows of cars lined up facing a large screen in Exhibition bays at MCEC.

The timings of each screening will afford audiences more opportunities to enjoy child-friendly matinee sessions over the Summer school holidays, or later sessions for big kids and adults, wanting to enjoy some classic films in a new way.

MCEC’s Drive In(Door) Cinema is held inside the venue’s enormous exhibition bays, normally known for housing global business events and pop-culture exhibitions.

With MCEC’s exhibition bays currently not in use for these events, they provide a unique opportunity for families, couples and mates to enjoy a trip to the cinema both day and night, without fear of bad weather.

The family time slots include timeless kids’ favourites such as Frozen and Shrek, as well as newly-released Trolls: World Tour.

The diverse evening program includes cinematic classics: Ferris Bueller's Day off, Clueless, Speed and Dirty Dancing.

With space for 174 cars, the cinema will operate under MCEC’s VenueSafe plan, to maintain physical distancing and ensure audience safety – including in-car food and beverage service via the Skip app.

MCEC’s InDoor Cinema will feature a classic Australian cinema candy bar menu - including movie-going favourites such as popcorn and choc tops - as well as ice cream and doughnuts courtesy of food trucks Nitro 196 Below and The Dough Truck.