Council Approves First Permanent Outdoor Cinema In Kelvin Grove

McCaskie Park will officially be the home of the newest permanent outdoor cinema in Brisbane.

Despite the era of online movie streaming, Brisbanites love for the outdoors remains strong. Being a part of the state’s “Sun Corridor” and its sub-tropical climate, going out to catch the latest flick at your local movie cinema is still a thing.

Talks about its development started going around early this year and now, the Brisbane City Council has finally given it the go-signal.

Read: A Permanent Outdoor Cinema Could Be Coming To Kelvin Grove

As part of the council’s initiative to get more people at the city’s public spaces, this new development will definitely see more people out, socialising, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors the city has to offer. The best part? It’s FREE and it’s a permanent thing!

The development proposal includes a 2.7 metre x 5.4. metre screen, a small stage area, and a speaker set up. The council plans to to make it operational on weekdays and weeknights. They will also allow the area to be used by organisations and individuals.

This proposal will also highlight the natural amenity and heritage values of the park, which is a local heritage place for recreational and sporting activities. The development will retain all mature fig trees on site, existing view-lines within the park, and the existing settings of the park.

Construction is expected to start this year.

A Permanent Outdoor Cinema Could Be Coming To Kelvin Grove

Brisbane is planning to build the city’s first permanent outdoor cinema in Kelvin Grove. A development application has already been lodged by the Brisbane City Council’s City Project Office for the structure to be constructed at McCaskie Park at 137 Kelvin Grove Road.

Brissy residents have always shown great love for outdoor movies. There have been many outdoor cinema events all across the city and this just shows the locals’ appreciation for a good movie under the inky sky.

The proposal details:

  • 2.7 metre x 5.4. metre screen
  • Small stage area
  • Speaker set-up

The outdoor cinema aims to enhance the heritage values of the park as well as its usability.

The council plans to make the cinema operational on weeknights and weekdays and FREE. They will also allow the area to be used by organisations and individuals.

Other outdoor cinemas in Brisbane include the famous American Express Open Air Cinemas in South Bank. The area is close to the river making it a great spot for a movie outdoors. There is also the Moonlight Cinemas in New Farm which allows cinema-goers to tailor their movie experience to their needs plus there’s a bar onsite and a food truck.

Outdoor cinemas are a fun way to bond with your family and friends. It’s also a great date night idea. Now, with the possibility of having a permanent one here in Brisbane, living in the city will get even better.

See the development application here.