Movie Reel – 69 – 71 High Street, Northcote

June 25, 2008

The Movie Reel is a godsend to the northern suburbs – no matter which pantheon you might believe in, you will be burning the most expensive incense or raising your hands in fervent thanks after a visit to this cult emporium.  The Movie Reel is to the ‘burbs what ACMI is to the city: a rental library with an emphasis on cult, arthouse and foreign films. So if you’ve showed up at the Westgarth cinema only to find that your session is sold out or that they’re only showing a Macaulay Culkin retrospective that week: The Movie Reel will provide a sweet assuagement of your cult thirst. 

The selection is strong, which is the upside. Their shelves are well stocked with everything from serious arthouse to horror schlock.  

The downside is that their website is little short of neanderthal, meaning you really do have to take my recommendation and drop by and browse their catalogue in order to verify their awesomeness. 

Opening hours:


Sunday to Wednesday
11.00am to 10.00pm
Thursday to Saturday
11.00am to 11.00pm
Telephone: (03) 9486 8866



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