Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

What time do the doors open?

So that you can enjoy the stunning view and fun festival atmosphere at Barefoot Cinema, we will be opening our doors at 6.00pm each night and we encourage all of you to get there early and soak up the serenity – as our good ol’ friend Darryl Kerrigan would say. Early birds who venture down will be able to enjoy Happy Hour at the Barefoot Bar between 6pm and 7pm.  The film will start as the sun dips into the ocean which during the summer period will be at approximately 9pm at Portsea, 8.45pm at Mount Martha and 8.30pm at Rippon Lea Estate.

What should I wear?

Barefoot Cinema is an all-weather outdoor event and even though it will be the middle of summer, we suggest you to come prepared and bring another layer and a blanket to chuck on at night when it starts to cool down because it does get a bit chilly when the sun sets. We are in Victoria after all and we know the weather can’t be trusted!

If there is a chance of rain, make sure you come prepared, including appropriate footwear and something to keep you warm and dry, as the event will still go ahead in most conditions. Umbrellas can’t be used while you’re watching the film (unless you’re right up the back), but feel free to bring them along and use them before the film starts if there are likely to be some showers around.

We also recommend that you bring a torch or ensure you have enough charge on your phone to help you find your out.

If the weather is looking a bit dicey, please check our Facebook page and your emails for regular updates.

Are children welcome to Barefoot Cinema?

They sure are, at appropriately rated films. As this is a fully licensed event, children under the age of 18 years old will only be permitted if accompanied by a responsible adult. Kids under the age of 5 can attend for free and kids between the age of 5 and 15 can enter with a discounted Kids ticket. The films’ ratings are stated on the What’s On page and we suggest you watch the trailer to help decide if the film is appropriate for your children.

Can I bring my dog to Barefoot Cinema?

Unfortunately, no dogs or pets will be allowed into any of our venues as the site managers won’t allow. While we love furry friends as much as anyone, you will unfortunately have to take any dogs or pets home before coming back to the event if you do accidentally bring your dog along.

Can I bring my camera?

Absolutely! Please feel free to use your phone camera or personal camera to take as many photos as you like and share them with us on social media at our Facebook page or Instagram @barefoot_cinema and use the hashtags #barefootcinema #gobarefootthissummer. However, no professional cameras or audio equipment used with recording purposes are permitted on site. Recording is strictly prohibited.

Is this a wheelchair accessible event?

Disabled parking is available free of charge at the event sites. While Barefoot Cinema is an outdoor event held mainly on grass, there is some relatively flat areas where any guests in wheelchairs can comfortably sit and watch the films.

If you or any other guest requires wheelchair access to any of our venues, please let us know in advance and that way we’ll make sure one of the Barefoot Crew looks after your parking and sitting location. You can contact us at info@barefootcinema.com.au

Can I smoke at the event?

Barefoot Cinema is largely a smoke-free area, but we will try to create designated smoking areas for those of you who smoke at each venue. Please see one of the Barefoot crew members if you are unable to find the designated smoking area.

What happens if there is bad weather or the event is cancelled?

Barefoot Cinema is an all-weather outdoor event and we will go ahead with the event in most weather conditions, including in the event of light or intermittent rain or during weather conditions which patrons may consider to be unsatisfactory.

However, Barefoot Cinema may cancel or reschedule the event for any reason whatsoever, including if the weather conditions pose a risk to patrons or staff or if directed or required to do so by the land manager or any emergency services (including the Country Fire Authority).

If the event is cancelled, we will contact and inform all ticket holders as soon as possible and tickets for the cancelled session will be transferable for another session during the current season. Tickets will not be refundable. If that happens, we will email you with more details about how to transfer your ticket.

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Food & Drinks

Is there food and drink available at Barefoot Cinema?

There sure is. We suggest that you arrive early to make the most of this experience and there will be plenty of food and drink options to keep you going while you’re there. You’re also more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks (excluding alcohol and glass) and have a bit of a picnic if you so choose.

If you want to really make the most of your night, we will have the home of the world’s best pizza, 400 Gradi, serving up their famous wood-fire pizzas and other great Italian food every night. We will also have at least one food truck at every session serving delicious food throughout the summer season with various food options that are sure to leave you wanting more.

Our Candy Bar will be full of the goodies and treats that we all love to eat at the cinema.  We have snacks, refreshing juices and soft drinks and if you’re more of a sweet tooth, you can find delicious chocolates and lollies as well as delicious popcorn and choc tops.

At the Barefoot Bar, we will be serving icy cold beers from our friends at Gage Roads Brewing Co or Matso’s, premium local wines from BABO Wines and refreshing Aperol Spritz. We will also have a soft drinks and other non-alcoholic drinks.

Can I BYO?

No sorry. Barefoot Cinema is a fully licensed event and with such great options available at the Barefoot Bar, you definitely won’t be thirsty! Security will be searching bags on arrival and any alcohol will be kept with us until you head home.

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Getting to Barefoot Cinema

What is the parking situation?

Parking at Barefoot Cinema:

Portsea: Car parking is available at the Quarantine Station Car Park in Point Nepean National Park. There is limited parking available so arrive early to secure a spot. We’re also trying to reduce our impact on the environment and also make the most of the car spaces available so please car pool if you can. More information on how to get there can be found here.

Mount Martha: Car parking is a available at The Briars. To get to the car park, simply enter from 450 Point Nepean Rd, drive straight and you’ll soon come across the helpful Barefoot Crew. There is limited parking available so arrive early to secure a spot. We’re also trying to reduce our impact on the environment and also make the most of the car spaces available so please car pool if you can. More information on how to get there can be found here.

Rippon Lea Estate: There is no parking on site at Rippon Lea Estate. The easiest and most-environmentally friendly way to get to Rippon Lea Estate is by train, bus, or bike. There are also lots of taxi or Uber options in the area. There is very limited on-street parking locally. More information on how to get there can be found here.

 

 

 

Where are the exact locations for Barefoot Cinema?

This year we have three amazing venues for Barefoot Cinema.

Portsea: Barefoot Cinema Portsea is located at the Quarantine Station Parade Grounds in Point Nepean National Park, Portsea (Ochiltree Road). More information about the venue and how to get there can be found here.

Mount Martha: Barefoot Cinema Mount Martha is located at The Briars which is at 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha.

Rippon Lea Estate: Barefoot Cinema Rippon Lea Estate is located at Rippon Lea Estate Mansion & Gardens which is at 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick.

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Tickets

What happens if there is bad weather or the event is cancelled?

Barefoot Cinema is an all-weather outdoor event and we will go ahead with the event in most weather conditions, including in the event of light or intermittent rain or during weather conditions which patrons may consider to be unsatisfactory.

However, Barefoot Cinema may cancel or reschedule the event for any reason whatsoever, including if the weather conditions pose a risk to patrons or staff or if directed or required to do so by the land manager or any emergency services (including the Country Fire Authority).

If the event is cancelled, we will contact and inform all ticket holders as soon as possible and tickets for the cancelled session will be transferable for another session during the current season. Tickets will not be refundable. If that happens, we will email you with more details about how to transfer your ticket.

What if I have lost or can’t find my tickets?

Your tickets would have been emailed to you when you purchased them online so make sure you check your emails first. If you’re still unable to find your tickets, get in contact with us on info@barefootcinema.com.au and let us know the name and email address you used when booking your tickets, and what session you were booked in for and we’ll sort it out for you.

Do I need to print my tickets or can I show them on my phone?

You can definitely bring your tickets on your phone. We will, of course, accept printed tickets, but Barefoot Cinema would like you to think of the environment before printing your tickets. Either way, just make sure you have your barcode ready (and legible) when you arrive.

 

What is a VIP Bundle Ticket?

A VIP Bundle Ticket is the perfect way to have the ultimate Barefoot Cinema experience!

With a VIP Bundle Ticket, you will get the VIP treatment that you truly deserve, including a premium reclining seat or beanbag, prime viewing position and a dedicated Barefoot butler who will make sure you never go hungry or thirsty, without having to move a muscle.

Our VIP Bundle Tickets also include a free beer from our friends at Gage Roads Brewing Co or Matso’s or a glass of wine from BABO Wines, a free bag of popcorn and complementary blanket hire on the night to make sure you get your special night off to the perfect start

How do I use my Gift Pass?

Congratulations on receiving a Gift Pass for Barefoot Cinema. What a great gift idea!

A Gift Pass is not a ticket so you must use your Gift Pass to redeem tickets for a specific session.  To do so, follow these steps:

  • head to www.barefootcinema.com.au;
  • choose the session you’d like to attend;
  • enter the gift pass serial number in the “Discount code or pass” field located at the bottom of the ticket purchasing window;
  • once you’ve entered your code, press validate;
  • a “gift pass redeem” option will then become available;
  • select the number of tickets included in your gift pass (for example, 1 x “gift pass redeem” in a single gift pass, 2 x gift pass redeems in a double gift pass and 1 x family gift pass redeem with a family gift pass); and
  • then simply proceed through the checkout process and your tickets will be emailed to you.

If you still have an unused voucher from a previous season, please email us at info@barefootcinema.com.au with a photo of the gift voucher or the promotional code on the voucher, together with the purchaser’s name, and we’ll sort it out for you.

We hope you have a great night at Barefoot Cinema!

How much do tickets cost?

Our ticket prices are the following:

Ticket Prices
General admission $22
Kids (5-15yrs) $15
VIP Bundle – Adult / Kids $45 / $38
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 kids or   1 adult & 3 kids) $65
VIP Bundle – Family $150

Note: The above ticket prices don’t include booking and payment processing fees.

Where can we buy tickets for Barefoot Cinema?

The best way to buy tickets is online from our What’s On or Film pages on our website. Once you’re there you will be able to scroll through our films and book tickets directly through our website.

You can also buy tickets on any event night from our Barefoot Box Office, but only if the session is not sold out prior. To avoid any disappointment, we suggest that you get in quick and buy your tickets online.

Can I exchange or upgrade my tickets?

Yes, you can transfer your tickets to another session at any of our venues or upgrade your standard tickets for a VIP Bundle ticket, provided you do so at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the start of your session. You cannot exchange or transfer your tickets less than 72 hours prior to the start of the session.
The process for exchanging your tickets is set out below.  If you transfer your tickets, you will need to pay any difference in price between the tickets purchased and those transferred to, as well as a $1 exchange fee per ticket (and relevant booking fees).
Feel free to email us at info@barefootcinema.com.au if you have any issues.
Exchanging for the same type of tickets
If you are simply changing session for the same number and type of tickets (and not, for instance, upgrading standard tickets to VIP tickets), follow these steps:
  • Head to www.barefootcinema.com.au
  • Select “My account” from the drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the website;
  • Select “Tickets” from the drop down menu located at the top right corner (on phone) or on the left hand side of the page (on desktop);
  • Click the checkbox next to the tickets you want to exchange;
  • Select “exchange” at the top of the page;
  • Search for the name of the film you’d like to transfer to under the “Quick Exchange” heading and press “search”;
  • Select the session you’d like to exchange to (please make sure you select the right date and venue);
  • Select “exchange”;
  • Select “view cart”; and
  • Complete the checkout process.
Exchanging for a different type of tickets
If you would like to change the number and type of tickets purchased (for instance, by upgrading from standard to VIP tickets), follow these steps:
  • Head to www.barefootcinema.com.au
  • Select “My account” from the drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the website;
  • Select “Tickets” from the drop down menu located at the top right corner (on phone) or on the left hand side of the page (on desktop);
  • Click the checkbox next to the tickets you want to exchange;
  • Select “exchange” at the top of the page;
  • Select “add to cart” under the “manual exchange” heading;
  • Select “Browse program”;
  • Select the session you’d like to exchange your tickets for;
  • Select the number of tickets you’d like for that session; and
  • Proceed through the checkout process.
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