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Go Directly To Jail, A Pop-Up Cinema Is Coming To Fremantle Prison This Summer

By Claire Logan
28th Oct 2020

Exterior of Fremantle Prison lit up at night

Whether it’s an edge-of-your-seat escape or a thought-provoking drama, there’s something about a good ol’ prison movie that keeps us coming back for more. And now you can step your prison movie experience up a notch because Perth’s just scored its very own Prison Cinema.

This prison-themed extravaganza will see an outdoor cinema pop-up in the historical courtyard of our most iconic jail, Fremantle Prison, on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 12 January until 7 February 2021. There’ll be a different prison movie on each night, with classics like The Shawshank Redemption, Con Air, American History X, The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen.

Pick your fave prison flick and BYO fold up chair, then settle in for what’s sure to be one of the most unforgettable cinema experiences ever. Just make sure you come down early to claim a good spot. We’d also recommend packing your own picnic (because snacks) but if you can’t be bothered, they’ll also have all your classic cinema goodies available so don’t stress. Plus, with a fully licensed bar, you’re welcome to get a little boozy before the movie. 

If you want to level up the evening, there are a few upgrade options on offer. Opt for a premium ticket and they’ll sort you out with a chair and a primo position so there’s no need to worry about fighting other punters for a good spot. Or throw down an extra $19.90 and take part in one of their horrifying prison tours to get you in the lock-up mood before your movie screening. 

There are limited screenings on offer, so start rounding up your mates now. Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 30 October.

The Details

When: 12 January to 7 February 2021
Where: Fremantle Prison
Tickets available from 10am Friday 30 October

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Image credit: Fremantle Prison

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