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CINEMA

Shadow Electric outdoor cinema is back for a fourth season in January 2015! This year we’re presenting a huge program of documentaries, 80s classics, cult flicks from the vault and the best new studio releases.
Click here.for the full 2015 program!

The only cinema in the world set inside a convent, Shadow Electric brings its curated selection of films to life with top-end 2K digital projection, a massive 12m glass matte cinema screen, Dolby 7.1 digital surround-sound, and a 30,000-watt sound system.

LIVE MUSIC

Shadow Electric’s bandroom is situated in the Industrial School, at The Abbotsford Convent. With a distinctive industrial feel and bar layout, as well as high-end production and bookings, Shadow Electric hosts some of Australia’s most memorable shows.
Check out the upcoming shows and purchase tickets here..

LOCATION

Shadow Electric is located at the end of Johnston Street in the Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford. For those of you familiar with the Collingwood Children’s Farm, we’re just opposite!

BY BIKE OR FOOT

The Capital City cycling and walking trail passes the Convent. The St Heliers St turn-off is opposite the entrance to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Bicycle racks are located on-site between Gate 1 and 3MBS radio station. Additional bicycle hoops are located on the northern side of the Rosina Building, near Lentil As Anything.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Take the 109, 24 or 42 tram down Victoria St towards Abbotsford and get off at Nicholson St, Abbotsford, or Lennox St, Richmond. From there it’s a 15-minute walk to the Convent. Alternatively take the 200, 201 or 207 buses from Lonsdale St in the city and head along Johnston St.

PARKING

All day parking is available in the carpark directly across from the Convent on St Heliers Street. The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Funds from the carpark go toward the restoration and overall running of the Convent.