It’s been a big summer of sport at the G, so it’s time now to chill out by grabbing your favourite hottie and planting yourself on the hallowed MCG’s turf for Cinema at the ‘G.
We’ve got 3 top tips to help you make the most of your time at the flicks.
1. Scope out the movie options first
This year, the hyped about movies Lion and Sully will be showing.
Lion is on Friday 24 Feb and for sure it’s one that you don’t want to drop the ball on. Starring the crazy talented Nicole Kidman and Dev Petal, it follows the story of a young boy lost in Calcutta, who ends up being adopted by an Aussie family. Now that he’s older, he sets off on a journey to find his lost family. All we know about this one is that you have to pack your Kleenex.
On Saturday, the blockbuster Sully will be on the big screen. Based on a true story, Tom Hanks plays as the pilot turned American hero who landed a disabled plane on the Hudson River. Classic!
2. Ways to feed the monster in your belly
While there is some great food on offer we do recommend you pack yourself a picnic basket of snacks to tide you over. We have amazing markets to grab some fresh produce and we’re not short on doughnut options in Melbourne – so bring your favourite treats to enjoy in front of the cinema. But, don’t be sneaky and try and bring a Breezer in, because there is a strict no BYO policy. But if you really want your weekend bevvie, there will be a bar open at the G to grab one.
If you don’t feel like fussing over what food to bring, fret not. A handful of Stores at the MCG will be open to grab a hot din.
Also when you’re packing your picnic don’t forget your favourite rug, blanket and pillows to make yourself at home on the turf.
3. How to get there
It’s always a great idea to grab public transport in so you don’t have to fuss with parking and if you want an extra bevvie at the bar you don’t have to worry. We all know the G is just a short walk away from both Jolimont and Richmond train stations, or hop on the number 48, 70 and 75 trams.
If you do feel like driving in there will be parking at Yarra Park. It fills up pretty fast though! Entry is at Gate 3 (Wellington Parade South). You’ll have to pay a parking fee of $10 per car (cash only).
This exclusive entry onto the MCG turf will only run on 24 and 25 of February, and tickets to catch one of these films is $27. Gates will open at 6.30PM for you to snag a spot and grab some food before the movie screening at 8.30PM.
All profits from the event will go to The Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund, which supports local charities and programs that deliver sustainable benefits to Victorian communities in need.
Part of this content was created in support of the City of Melbourne Summer Campaign.
Sharlyn is studying Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. She often swears that coffee runs through her veins instead of blood. She also seems to have an innate sense of when puppies are around. Keep up her life on Instagram.