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Stories of the Great Ocean Road | Pop Up Cinema Trail

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Torquay to Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road

Lorne, VIC 3232


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This September marks 100 years since work began on the world's largest war memorial, The Great Ocean Road.

'The Story of the Road' mini-series includes five short, ten minute films which focus on stories of indigineous beginnings, the building of the road and local community.

Located in Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Wye River and Apollo Bay, shipping containers converted into art-deco inspired cinemas will house each short film.

To complete the mini-series, visitors will be encouraged to journey the length of the road peer behind the curtains, and enjoy an intimate viewing of the successive Story of the Road.

Visit our cinemas at the following locations:

  • Torquay Foreshore - The Esplanade, Torquay
  • Anglesea - Village Green
  • Lorne Foreshore - Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
  • Wye River - Cnr Morely Ave and Wongarra Drv, Wye River
  • Apollo Bay Foreshore - Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

Open daily Friday 20 September to Sunday 6 October.

9am - 5pm Sunday - Wednesday
Late shows 'til 7pm Thursday - Saturday
Screenings running every 10 minutes

Capacity is limited to 5 - 12 visitors per 10 minute screening.

Visitors are encouraged to pre-register to receive priority entry to the cinema, jumping the queue. Registration is based on a geeral MORNING or AFTERNOON period.

Registation will also put you into the drawer to WIN a Great Ocean Road Adventure Pack thanks to Merry People and Hire a Kombi. Includes 2 x pairs of Merry People gumboots and 3 x nights in a vintage Kombi campervan to take you along the road.

Non-registered visitors are welcome to visit but please note that due to the nature of the event, capacity is limited and queuing may be required.

Proudly presented by Great Ocean Road Tourism, Visit Victoria, Surf Coast Coucil, Colac Otway Council and Regional Roads Victoria.
Produced by The Social Crew + Clothesline Content


I plan on visiting all cinemas in one day, which event do I register to?
We can't wait to see you! Just register for the date and time you intend to start your visit (morning or afternoon).

I plan on visiting all cinemas over multiple days, which event do I register to?
We recommend registering for each day you intend to visit if you would like to receive priority entry on all days.

Are the pop up cinemas different to the documentary screenings?
Yes. The broadcast half hour documentary tells the full story of the Great Ocean Road; the building of the road, the history and the impact it had on the surrounding region. The pop-up cinemas will showcase a more localised version of these stories and the impact the road had on the specific region.

Is there a correct order to view these stories?
No. We understand you may be starting your trip from any location therefore each location stands as it's own - there is no 'correct' order to view the story.

Do I need to print my tickets?
There is no need to print your tickets (save the trees!). We can scan your e-ticket from your mobile, or search your name.

Are there any access restrictions?
We have done our best to make the pop-up cinemas accessible to all. A wheelchair ramp is on hand at each location should this be required, and English subtitles will be included in the vision.
Kids are encouraged to visit and learn the rich history of the Great Ocean Road.

Capacity restrictions

Due to the size of the containers, capacity is limited to 5 - 12 people therefore you may be required to wait to gain access.

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Torquay to Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road

Lorne, VIC 3232


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