Scene News: Hellenic Museum’s Summer Cinema is back


Spotlight on the goddesses of the Greek silver screen

With Psistaria; Greek style BBQ, to be set up in the leafy courtyard of the former Royal Mint Building

After the sell-out screenings as part of the 2015 program, Hellenic Museum’s Summer Cinema is back! Running across February in the inaugural MPavilion, the 2016 Summer Cinema Program will include a lineup of Greek cinema classics to fill Saturday nights, with a spotlight on the goddesses of the Greek silver screen. Names such as Aliki Vougiouklaki, Tzeni Karezi, Rena Vlahopoulou and Irene Papas will grace the big screen in this outdoor Athenian style cinema.

Kicking off this year’s festival is the Greek box office sensation I Hartopaiktra (The Gambler). One of Greece’s best loved comediennes Rena Vlahopoulou plays Aleka, a woman obsessed with playing cards and a husband desperate for her to quit her habit. Also in the line up is the Cannes winning and Oscar nominated film Electra. Directed by Michael Cacoyannis with music by Mikis Theodarakis, Irene Papas dominates the screen in her award winning title role performance.

The leafy courtyard of the former Royal Mint building be filled with aromas of a Greek style BBQ with the introduction of Psistaria. After the success of Pagoto in 2014, and Kafe in 2015, Psistaria will serve up mouth-watering lamb seasoned with mountain oregano, lemon and garlic, delicious patates, served with home-made tzatziki. Ancient grain salads and introducing Greek coffee choc top ice cream for the sweet lovers.

All films are English subtitled. Evening sessions are rated M.
Doors open at 7pm, with the psistaria and bar to ease audiences into dusk. Screenings to start shortly after sunset (approx. 9pm).

Event Details Summer Cinema:
(Gates open at 7pm, screening start at sunset)

Saturday 6 February: I Hartopaiktra (The Gambler, 1964)

Saturday 13 February: Lola (1964)
Saturday 20 February: Electra (1962)
Saturday 27 February: To Doloma (The Bait, 1964)


Adult: $20 Concession: $15

Tickets are on sale via eventbrite.

More information:

TEL +61 3 8615 9016

Getting here:
280 William Street at the former Royal Mint Melbourne. Opposite Flagstaff Station, or take the free city circle tram, as well as trams 86, 35, 24.

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