Now screening regularly in North Melbourne, Valhalla Social Cinema specialises in quality cult films, new and old. We also host film festivals, inner city drive-ins, pop-up screenings and the much loved 24-hour sci-fi marathon.

Now Showing

FOUND FESTIVAL Daisies + Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Sun 18 May
2014

$15. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At Magdalen Laundry (Abbotsford Convent). Doors open 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm.

As part of the Found Festival (17-25 May) at Abbotsford Convent, we're hosting a double feature that is in turns surreal, anarchistic and empowering.

Daisies (1966) is pure Surrealist 60s madness from the Czech Republic. Banned in its homeland soon after release, it is the tale of two hedonistic friends who spend their time bamboozling unsuspecting older men in between eating everything in sight.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) is a documentary looking at the now legendary Pussy Riot: the feminist, anti-Putin punk activists, who wound up in prison for disrespecting the Russian church. Delve into the politics of their imprisonment as we get a glimpse at what really putting your arse on the line for your beliefs looks like.

VSC candy bar fully operational, so snacks and drinks will be available through the evening. BYO blankets and snuggle buddy. This is an indoor event.

7.30PM

Daisies

1966

9.15PM

Pussy Riot:
A Punk
Prayer

2013

Fri 30 May 2014

Stand By Me Rob Reiner / 1986

Fri 30 May
2014

$13. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm.

Please join us for the opening of our new drop-in cinema space in North Melbourne. We begin our inaugural season with Rob Reiner's rites-of-passage opus, Stand By Me.
With a cast that includes the very young versions of River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland and John Cusack, this is one of those films you've likely never seen outside of your living room. Come see it anew on the big canvas.

Presented in 2K and HD audio.

8.00PM

Stand By Me

1986

Fri 13 Jun 2014

Wake In Fright Ted Kotcheff / 1971

Fri 13 Jun
2014

$13. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 6.30pm, film starts at 7.30pm.

Despite a recent period of relative obscurity, Wake In Fright was and is once again revered as one of the ground-breaking films of post-60s "modern" Australian cinema. Truly one of the great horror masterpieces based on The Australian Experience™, it makes a perfect accompaniment to festivities on Friday the 13th.

Martin Scorsese once described it as a "deeply unsettling and disturbing movie... (that) left me speechless. Visually, dramatically, atmospherically and psychologically, it's beautifully calibrated and it gets under your skin one encounter at a time".

Fully remastered and presented in HD, Wake In Fright is stunning to look at and even more impressive as an experience in terror, paranoia and the "Australian way of life" out back.

Presented in 2K and HD audio.

7.30PM

Wake
In Fright

1971

Sat 28 Jun 2014

Forbidden Zone Richard Elfman / 1980 / In Colour

Sat 28 Jun
2014

$14.50. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 7.30pm, film starts at 8.30pm.

In conjunction with FakeShemp.Net.

For a minute, let's forget The Blues Brothers and put away Rocky Horror. Forbidden Zone is the very definition of cult film.

Set in an alternate universe accessed through a door in the house of the Hercules family, Forbidden Zone was Richard Elfman's first feature film and the very first one to be scored by his brother, the now legendary Danny Elfman. To attempt to explain its plot is moot: it lacks structure, segues into anything but the expected and is one of the most absurd, nonsensical musicals ever put to film. For all these reasons, it is infinitely endearing and deserving of its cult status.

It's time... to enter the Forbidden Zone.

Featuring an exclusive video introduction by director Richard Elfman.

8.30PM

Forbidden
Zone

1980

Fri 11 Jul 2014

Studio Ghibli Isao Takahata Double Feature
Grave Of The Fireflies / Pom Poko

Fri 11 Jul
2014

$15. Online registration advised. Limited ticket availability at door (while they last).

Where is it?
At 31 Arden Street North Melbourne. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm.

Our take on Studio Ghibli's works of significance starts with two lesser known, but no less brilliant, wonders from Isao Takahata. On a big screen they are revelatory. Bring a friend, an open heart and a mind to be captivated.

Tissues on hand for the first feature... just ask one of our friendly staff! Please note: Both films are presented with original Japanese audio and are subtitled.

Presented in 2K and HD audio.

7.30PM

Grave Of The Fireflies

1986

9.15PM

Pom Poko

1994

Valhalla Social Cinema is made possible with the generous support of:

Electron Workshop Dynomesh Genovese Coffee Cinema Cult (Shock Records) Umkafoto Swear Words