The Backlot Studios private cinema is accompanied with a luxurious private bar and lounge. Our exclusive screening facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, purpose-built for individuals and organisations within the film and content production industries.
Sought out by emerging filmmakers, established producers, independent distributors and major international film studios for media screenings and premiere launch presentations. Also ideal for corporate presentations, conferences or an intimate screening.
Your screening presentation in our auditorium is the single most important focus for us. Our point of difference in the private cinema hire marketplace, is that our clients and their guests get the entire facility to themselves in a non-public ‘invite only’ environment.
Welcome to Australia's first private cinema!
We offer screenings for media, private, short-film and feature presentations.
Our auditorium is purpose-built to test and present content, product launches and advertising pitches.
Our versatile facility is ideal for conferences, lectures and staff training.
Our 5.1 & 7.1 Dolby system offers 1:1 mixing or re-recording of your soundtrack.
Q: How do I book The Backlot Studios?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and a booking form will be sent to you. A booking is not confirmed until the full payment has been received into The Backlot Studios account.
Q: Is the venue private?
A: Yes. Clients book out the facility and its exclusively reserved for your use during the confirmed time period.
Q: How much is it to hire a film?
A: Please nominate your film selection on the booking form so that we can obtain film hire charges from the copyright owner (i.e. the distributor or producer). For new releases, The Backlot Studios can have access to these approx. 5-6 weeks after cinema release date (depending on the title).
Q: Can I bring my own content?
A: Yes. If you are screening a pro-res/media from a computer, you must bring in your own laptop with an HDMI out that we can access.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: We accept all major cards, except American Express.
Q: Where are you located?
A: 165 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
“The cinemas are beautiful, with incredible sound and comfort – our guests are continuously impressed… The team are easy to work with and communication is excellent and professional”.
Universal Pictures Australia
“…this venue not only catered to all our needs on the day of our product launch, it exceeded our expectation on all levels. Customer service was exceptional as all our needs were met seamlessly. Our corporate networking session was a huge success, which meant many smiling faces”.
Siemens Ltd. Australia
“Our staff always find the studios service of a high standard and this is matched by the comfort offered to those who attend our screenings... The Backlot Studios amenities make it all the more attractive as a venue. The sound and screen quality are of a high standard and the distinctive furnishings and separate café-style space make for a stylish and comfortable screening experience”.