Nova Carlton Events

Artists & Museums on Screen

Celebrate space with a fun family event, featuring classic sci-fi films on the big screen, followed by a fascinating presentation and discussion on how space is depicted in cinema with Astrophysicist Dr Rachael Livermore (The University of Melbourne). Rachael will separate the plausible from the bizarre, present science facts and take audience questions.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - With this in-mind we present CATCH-UP AT NOVA; your chance to see select mainstream hits on the cinema screen once they've started to disappear from the multiplexes. Showing on Friday and Saturday nights, late, rediscover the fun of a late night trip to the movies at Nova!

Cinema Fiasco is a comedy show showcasing bad movies on the big screen with hilarious live commentary by film buff comedians Geoff Wallis and Janet A. McLeod. The movie plays as per usual with the soundtrack intact, Geoff and Janet just chip in at salient points. Sounds fun? It is. Bad movies are a guilty pleasure and one that should never be enjoyed alone. You'll laugh! You'll scream! You'll wonder who put up the money to make this crap. But best of all you'll realise how important nudity, explosions and gorilla suits are to the world of cinema. And what a joyful sight to behold they are. Please note: Janet and Geoff talk all the way through the movies they present, but the movies are so bad that you’ll be glad, for once, that there are people talking in the cinema.

No history, no physics, no sport. Just movie trivia, presented in the Cinema Nova Bar.

Meet the people behind new films showing at Cinema Nova. Get an early look at some of the most anticipated titles of the year at our advance screenings. Join us for special events that celebrate films in a whole new way. If you love movies, we'll be seeing you soon at Nova.

Return to where it all began when MONSTER FEST comes home to Cinema Nova from November 22-25 for MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING. From its humble beginnings in 2012 with single screen sessions to present day with satellite events nationwide, Monster Fest has grown to become Australia's premier genre film festival, and 2018 promises to be our biggest fest yet! CLICK HERE FOR FESTIVAL PASSES, conditions apply.

Join Nova for our monthly advanced screenings, with themed morning tea provided and an in-cinema discussion hosted by Jan Epstein. Tickets at regular prices.

Captured live in high definition at London's National Theatre, NTLive presents the greatest performers, directors and productions to come out of the British theatre scene.

Join like-minded cinephiles for an advance screening of an upcoming release, followed by an informal hosted discussion about the film in the Nova Bar & Kitchen. If you need more film discussion in your life, Nova Film Club is the perfect event to come and make new friends with fellow Novaphiles.

A carefully curated line-up of essential and important cinema, digitally restored and presented in high definition. Showing at Cinema Nova for limited seasons, revisit past favourites and discover new masterpieces on the big screen with NOVA ICONIC.

The Palestinian Film Festival Australia is a social impact initiative dedicated to promoting Palestinian arts and culture in a multicultural Australian context. Please join us at this year's festival for a cinematic journey of unforgettable imagery and creative, thought-provoking storytelling. for further info please visit: palestinianfilmfestival.com.au

Animated features and events from the home of Anime; Japan!

Captured live in high definition at New York's Lincoln Centre, enjoy the world's greatest opera company on the big screen.

TOP MELBOURNE CHEFS IN THE NOVA KITCHEN: A sampling of Melbourne’s finest cuisine from the city’s most exciting chefs, right here at the Nova Bar and Kitchen. One night only each – a degustation dinner with matching wines or wine list choice. Seats are limited.

The very best stage events from across the globe captured for the screen in high definition.