Saturday 19 February

Ticket price

General admission

$35 Non-member adult

Members gets 10% off

Lawn Lounge

General admission + $17 per person

Members get 10% off

Gold Grass

General admission + $28 per person

Members get 10% off

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Facehuggers, chestbursters and a cat called Jones – spending a night with all these creatures in the surrounds of the Zoo is a recipe for a fun night for us. But it makes for a stressful, smothering journey home for Ellen Ripley and the crew aboard the Nostromo. The strong action movie heroine in an era when there weren't plenty floating around, Ripley was also notable as Sigourney Weaver's first leading role on screen. Climb aboard the ship, keep an eye out for eggs – and Ash – and maybe avoid the reptile house this time around. You never know what might slither into your heart – and chest.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Director: Ridley Scott

Year: 1979

Running time: 1hr 57min

Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi

Film classification: M - Medium level violence, Low level coarse language

About Zoo Summer Cinema

You're invited to Zoo Summer Cinema, a new outdoor moviegoing experience in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Classic favourites, cult hits, premiere events and new releases are projected against the night sky.

Spend a summer evening at the Zoo visiting the animals before you find a spot on the lawns, or upgrade to the exclusive Lawn Lounge or premium Gold Grass sections. Take in the sounds of local DJs before the main attraction, and pay a visit to the food precinct for dinner and a drink.

Event map

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Zoo Summer Cinema supports Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit and its work to rescue injured marine wildlife in Victoria's waters.

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