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WHERE IS THE SHADOW ELECTRIC OPEN AIR CINEMA AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
We’re located in the grounds of The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria.
For further information please see our Venue page.
CAN I PURCHASE SHADOW ELECTRIC GIFT VOUCHERS?
Adult and Concession gift vouchers are available online and at the venue. We also have multi-pass options.
Please make sure that Concession gift voucher recipients have a valid concession card to present upon entry to the cinema.
HOW ARE GIFT VOUCHERS REDEEMED?
You will be emailed a Gift Voucher/Promotional code. Enter the code when purchasing your tickets online.
WHEN DO THE GATES OPEN?
The Shadow Electric Bar and courtyard is open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – late. Films commence at sundown.
WHAT IS THE SUNDAY ELECTRIC?
The Sunday Electric is your hair of the dog destination. Get on your bike and head down for DJ’s, table tennis, food and non-stop $5 Moritz beers in the courtyard from 12pm each Sunday.
WHAT TIME WILL THE FEATURE FILM START?
Sundown. This is usually around 8:30pm.
ARE YOU SCREENING ANY SHORT FILMS?
Yes. This year we are launching Long Shorts, a night of rarely seen works from Australian and international directors. It screens Wednesday, February 27.
ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR?
Sometimes, but we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Ticket holders are first in the door at 6pm. Individual tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door, but there are no guarantees.
CAN I EXCHANGE MY TICKETS FOR ANOTHER NIGHT BECAUSE MY BRO’S ENGAGEMENT PARTY IS ON, AND I FORGOT?
Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. Only if a session is cancelled due to bad weather will your tickets be transferable for another night in the season.
CAN WE RESERVE “SEATS?”
Positioning is on a first come, first served basis. So come down early, tuck into a savoury crepe and have a drink at the bar.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Melbourne can have four seasons in one day, so pack a warm jumper. Even if it’s hot when you leave the house it can cool off in the evenings. Feel free to bring a blanket.
CAN WE BRING LAWN CHAIRS?
No need – we are a fully seated outdoor venue.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS THERE?
Come in and try our new savoury and sweet crêpes, snacks, desserts and coffee.
IS THERE A BAR?
Sure is. The space features a custom-designed courtyard and walk in bar, housed within the rustic walls of the Industrial School. Join us in the courtyard for savoury and sweet crêpes, snacks, desserts and coffee.
We will also be serving up Jonathon’s favourite summer cocktails, wine, beer, cider and soft drinks.
CAN I SMOKE?
In designated smoking areas, but please dispose of your butts with respect to nature.
WHAT IS THE RAIN POLICY?
All best efforts will be made to screen every film but if it’s totally washed out (as determined by us) you’ll be able to transfer your ticket for another screening. In times of light intermittent rain we may choose to pause the screening and take cover in our large bar area whilst we assess the situation. The Shadow Electric reserves the right to cancel any film in the case of bad weather. This not only applies to heavy rain but also high wind situations that may damage our beautiful screen.
If a film is to be cancelled ahead of the screening, the homepage of this website will show a Twitter notification (this will be done by 6:00pm on the night of the screening). Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. An automated message will also be available from The Shadow Electric Ticket line. For further info, please refer to our terms and conditions concerning rainouts.
In the case of a cancelled screening – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, no pets allowed.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Our screenings are generally geared towards adults but children are welcome. The Shadow Electric follows the Australian Classification Boards ratings and guidelines. Please check movie content before bringing children. As we are a licensed venue, a responsible adult or guardian must accompany all minors.
DO YOU OFFER A REDUCED RATE FOR CARERS?
If you are the primary carer of someone with a disability and you’re attending a screening with him or her, show your companion card and you’ll be admitted for free. Any concerns please contact us and we will make any necessary arrangements.
WHAT KIND OF A PROJECTOR AND SOUND ARE YOU USING?
Our films are projected via top end 2K Digital onto a huge 9m glass matte cinema screen. Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound is pumped through a 15 000 Watt Funktion One soundsystem.
HOW BIG IS THE SCREEN?
The screen is 28 ft x 15.75 ft. Films should be presented with a level of respect for the art form. Our screen is covered in tiny glass beads like most indoor cinema screens that you are used to.
HOW CAN I WORK AT THE SHADOW ELECTRIC OPEN AIR CINEMA?
Email us at email@example.com
WHO DO I CONTACT REGARDING ITEMS LEFT AT THE SITE?
Please contact the Bar Manager before you leave the cinema to report any lost items and leave your details with them. If you realise you have lost something after you have left the cinema, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org