TDF presents ‘The September Issue’ at the Rooftop Cinema! (+ tix giveaway!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 14th February 2012

TDF hearts Rooftop Cinema

Have you ever stopped to think how incredibly AWESOME it is to have a CINEMA on a ROOFTOP amongst the twinkling city lights!?  We are so LUCKY Melbournites.  There is so much amazing in this town, I think we sometimes take these things for granted.

SO I was a bit excited recently when the lovely Rooftop Cinema peeps invited me to choose one of my fave films to screen for a special TDF Film Appreciation Night!   How completely brilliant is that!?  After much thought I selected a oldie but a goodie – The September Issue, featuring scary Anna Wintour and fabulous Grace Coddington amongst a cast of anxious fashionistas!

The night in question is next Tuesday February 21st – screening starts at 9.30pm.  If you are SUPER KEEN to come, you should totally nab a ticket asap over here.  If you are like ‘meh, I would kind of like to come but I will not die of disappointment if I miss out’ then perhaps you should enter today’s giveaway!  The Rooftop Cinema have generously offered 10 x tickets for you guys… but I figure no one likes to go anywhere on their own so we’ll be drawing 5 x double passes for 5 lucky readers!

To be in the running, simply leave your comment on this post before 10.00pm tonight.  5 winners will be selected and random and notified by email tomorrow.

* UPDATE – The 5 lucky winners have been drawn at random and emailed with the details. Congratulations to Carla (comment #106), Emily (comment #29), Jenna (comment #43), Spencer (comment #127) and Maddy (comment #82)! Thank you to everyone who entered, there are still a few tickets available but be quick!

Please do buy a ticket or enter the giveaway or both – I would LOVE if we can fill every rooftop deckchair with lovely TDF people!

AND there is one more reason I would love to see some friendly faces next Tuesday -before the movie starts we will have the big-screen premiere of a super cute short film documenting The Design Files Open House!  This 3 minute doco was made by my dear and very talented pal Jess Leski, and is such a sweet little round-up of the Open House event and associated madness. You might even spot yourself in there (if so, please don’t sue us).

Come come please come!

THANKYOU lovelies.

TDF presents ‘The September Issue’ at the Rooftop Cinema
Curtin House rooftop
252 Swanston st
Melbourne CBD

Tickets here.

Facebook event thingo here.

Rooftop Cinema – seriously, what could be cooler than watching your fave film with the sparkling city lights in the background!?

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 14th February 2012


  • E-Gene 5 years ago

    Rooftop Cinemas rock!

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    I’d love to win tickets! The September Issue is one of my favourite movies :) Glad you got the opportunity to show the open house clip to spread the TDF love!

  • laura 5 years ago

    Ooooh! yes please!

  • Boo 5 years ago

    Love that movie!

  • Joe 5 years ago

    Happy Valentine’s Day Design Files! We love you.

  • Bea 5 years ago

    It’s a day of love! I would love to come!x

  • Sammy 5 years ago

    Ohh I would so love to win. Big big fan of that movie!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    Oh Man I can’t even recall the last time I went to a movie…..especially rooftop cinema – would so love a night out.

  • Milena 5 years ago

    I still can’t believe I’ve never managed to get myself to the rooftop cinema! This would
    Be perfect! X

  • Brendan 5 years ago

    Happy V-Day DF!

  • Luci 5 years ago

    Thank you for the opportunity, Have always wanted to go and watch a movie at the roof top cinemas, Would Love Love to win tickets…

  • Tanya 5 years ago

    Roof top cinema, yes please!

  • Ariana 5 years ago

    Three of my fave things! Vogue, TDF and Rooftop!

  • Chloe 5 years ago

    How exciting! Would love to win this!

  • Clementine 5 years ago

    Sounds great! What a way to welcome myself back to Melbourne!

  • Mads 5 years ago

    Lucy, what if we can’t make it on Tuesday night (boo) are we able to see the tdfoh mini-flick another time? Will you blog it after its red carpet premiere? Xx

  • Elyce Sandri 5 years ago

    Oh yay! Would love to win! Either way I am there :) Love TDF

  • Justine 5 years ago

    Ooooh yes please! I’ve seen only half the documentary when it was aired on TV. Would love to see the other half.

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Love Grace Coddington’s hair!

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    Yes Mads I will put the TDFOH film on the interwebs too I promise! :)

    Are you nearly in Africa?! x

  • Priscilla 5 years ago

    What a great collaboration! Sounds like a fun night out!

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Love Rooftop, would to love to see The September Issue there! x

  • Bron 5 years ago

    the design files + september issue = YES!

    i love that movie more than i should admit.. how wonderful is grace?!

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Would love to see it. Thanks

  • Laura 5 years ago

    amazing! would love to go! x

  • Sally 5 years ago

    I’d like to go

  • lucy 5 years ago

    meh! I would probably enjoy ticketness… tee hee.

  • Penelope 5 years ago

    Hooray! I’d love to go x

  • Emily 5 years ago

    OOOH yes please! I would love to go. XXX

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Melbourne is defiantly an amasing city!! Great idea would love to be there!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Sounds like a teriffic night, I would adore free tickets. Xx

  • Jenna 5 years ago

    Pick me :)

  • Banana 5 years ago

    TDF and balmy nights and twinkling skies…

  • Robyn 5 years ago

    I wanted to go anyway, so would love free tickets. Absolutely love Grace! Being her to Melbourne for the screening!

  • Charmian 5 years ago

    I would looooove to go!
    *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

  • Naomi 5 years ago

    Oh I’ve been meaning to see this film. Pick me!!

  • Margaux 5 years ago

    Pretty pretty please pick me! This would be an awesome belated Valentine’s day date under the shimmery night sky of our fave city xoxo

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Have been wanting to check out rooftop cinema – it’s always booked out on the lovely warm summer nights though!

  • Madison 5 years ago

    Oh I LOVE this film! Please pick me!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    A movie at Rooftop Cinema is one of those things that i keep meaning to go to every summer, but somehow I never get my act into gear! This would be a great excuse to tick it off my list and see a great movie too! Fingers crossed!

  • Jacinta 5 years ago

    oo great idea for a giveaway! we are lucky Melbourne, embrace it!

  • Andy 5 years ago


  • Jenna 5 years ago

    I’d love to come along! (Don’t forget to bring something warm, the last time we were up there it was freezing.) x

  • Angela Ciavarella 5 years ago

    I want to win something from TDF sooooooooo badly.

  • laura thomey 5 years ago

    Love this movie! Would love to see it under the stars!

  • Cassandra Evers 5 years ago

    never been to rooftop cinema…never seen the September issue. please rectify TDF !! :) x

  • Susan Agupyan 5 years ago

    this sounds great! please pick me! :)
    happy valentines day everyone xx

  • Chloe 5 years ago

    Would love to stave off winter with some Wintour on the Rooftop.

  • stephanie darling 5 years ago

    Yay! Rooftop design files + movie = happy

  • Jen 5 years ago

    I will willingly fill a rooftop chair in honour of TDF :D

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Great film, great rooftop!

  • Jessie 5 years ago

    Great giveaway Lucy! Rooftop Cinemas is one of my favourite places to go, we are so lucky to have so many great outdoor cinema venues

  • Nick Stone 5 years ago

    Gimmee gimmee gimmee I want I want I want….please

  • Jo 5 years ago

    oh what fun!! happy v-day TDF xox

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    What an awesome night that would be!

  • jas 5 years ago

    ooo I’ve not been to the rooftop cinema yet and I’d love to go, I’ve not seen The September Issue!

  • Fiona 5 years ago

    The moment when she looks at the camera and explains that her siblings thing what she does is a little silly is sublime. Would love to see this again!

  • Rhi 5 years ago

    I must confess, I have not seen it yet!!! Would love to see it on the rooftop!!

  • Lucie 5 years ago

    Oh that would be great!

  • Tara 5 years ago

    That would be lovely

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    oh lovely! That is a good film! xo

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Yes, please, Lucy, love, Outdoor, Cinema. Let, the, weather, be, FAB!

  • Lyndal 5 years ago

    happy valentines TDF!

  • Karina 5 years ago

    Grace Coddington is my hero

  • mish 5 years ago

    Love a rooftop setting…what could be better?

  • Paul McGloin 5 years ago


  • Grace 5 years ago

    I’d like it, like a lot!

  • Sarah Kelk 5 years ago


  • Jo 5 years ago

    Happy V Day TDF!

  • Caitlin 5 years ago

    Oooh that is hilarious! My boyf and I were going to rent this flick out this weekend after I told him how awesome it was! Would much prefer to see it at the best cinema in town!

  • Siska 5 years ago

    yes, please… rooftop cinema, the september issue, tdf… great combo.

  • janelle 5 years ago

    I love Anna Wintour – she’s ruthlessly brilliant.

  • Claire 5 years ago

    I have never been to rooftop cinema although it has been on my list of things to do for ages now! Great film choice too! x C

  • Eleesa 5 years ago

    Ohh yeah…..fantastic giveaway…..love, love!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    Oh please! I love that film and rooftop and you!

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Kate O'D 5 years ago

    I’ve never seen The September Issue nor have I been to the Rooftop cinema! It would be a pleasure to attend on behalf of TDF!!

  • Meg 5 years ago

    Ohhh – could be a delicious ‘date night’ – crossed fingers and toes!

  • georgina 5 years ago

    As a newbie to the big smoke, I thank you for introducing me to such cool events!!

  • Edward 5 years ago

    Haven’t gone to Rooftop cinema yet this year so this may be a good chance as any.

  • melissa 5 years ago

    oh sounds a fab experience ,love to win tickets to go along ,please please ….

  • Maddy 5 years ago

    Such a great film, I think Grace Coddington is the real star.

  • clea 5 years ago

    youpi oui merci!

  • Michael Whitmore 5 years ago

    I’ve never been to Rooftop Cinema – this would be the PERFECT reason to go check it out!!! Fingers crossed for a double pass….x

  • Clare 5 years ago

    I’m not in for the competition, because I’m in Perth, but I just popped in to say that Perth has a rooftop cinema opening in the next couple of weeks, too!

    (it would be so awesome if you had a Perth correspondent to keep you filled on on the goings-on of our far-away city… just sayin’).

  • lou 5 years ago

    Whheeee! Anna Wintour!

  • Tanya 5 years ago

    Rooftop Cinema is on my ‘must do’ list this summer, and I’d love to see the DFOH short film, bonus!

  • Em 5 years ago

    What a splendid poster! Good stuff Lucy :)

  • Adrian 5 years ago

    In the words of Candy Price Pratts, “September is the January of fashion.”

  • Nola 5 years ago

    Oh, I still need to see all of that film, from start to finish, in one sitting. Hopefully I can come along on Tuesday xo

  • Alison 5 years ago

    This sounds like the perfect evening out for me and the girlies- can’t wait to come and check out your short doco too!


  • Brendan 5 years ago

    How lovely… you have me LOLling away at how cute you’re little post is today… I have never seen the full movie of the ‘september issue’ and I think I will have to come along… how exciting. ;)

  • Gill 5 years ago

    I’ve wanted to get to the rooftop cinema all summer long and haven’t had the chance. So please before the balmy evenings are a thing of the past …

  • Meg 5 years ago

    Great idea for a giveaway – balmy fun,style,design files open house short film – I didn’t get along so would love to see a wrap of the film – and a dose of relaxation at the roof top cinema as well – I’m in.

  • Sally 5 years ago

    How fabulous! Would love to go.

  • Anthea 5 years ago

    Perfect timing for a date with my bestie!!

  • Christina 5 years ago

    Oh thank you so much for this fab opportunity to win tickets! Pick me please!!!! :)

  • IanB 5 years ago

    Cant wait to watch Drive in the city lights. awesome soundtrack. cars. hot dude. cant go wrong.

  • Georgia 5 years ago

    My boyfriend forced me to turn this film off half way through when we rented it. I’ve been dying to see the remainder ever since! Would love these tickets x

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    Love this film! Please pick me!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Roof top cinema.. Clearly I have been living on another planet as i had no idea it exsisted. I would love the opportunity to go. Lucy congratulations on picking the movie.

  • Dee 5 years ago

    Strike a pose! I’d LOVE to see this film up on the big screen! Pretty please :) x

  • Rel 5 years ago

    I never win anything :(

  • Jason Cormick 5 years ago

    Like many, I have never been to the rooftop cinema. I recently went to NY and would love to re-live my NY holiday (and marriage in Central Park) by watching TDWP in the amazing city of Melbourne. Which is up there with NY BTW!

  • Amanda Falson 5 years ago

    Hey, that sounds like so much fun! What a view! I would treat my man to a night out on the town, so glamourous! I would feel like I was in Sex and the City!

  • Carla 5 years ago

    Great movie choice! Would love to watch it on a rooftop!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    It’s a fantastic documentary. Love to see it again on the rooftop :)

  • Another Layer 5 years ago

    I missed it the first time around, LOVE to see it at the Roof Top Cinema!

  • Joanna 5 years ago

    Fabulous movie. What treat it would be to watch it under the stars.

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Oh would love to go! Love Rooftop and that movie – perfect combo

  • Sally 5 years ago

    What a great movie choice! I would love to go!

  • Penny 5 years ago

    This is a random comment. I like free stuff.

  • Amber La Bozzetta 5 years ago

    what a lovely way to spend a Tuesday – thanks for the chance to win!

  • Pauly 5 years ago

    That would take care of my valentine. She’s only getting dinner tonight… and hopefully a movie next Tuesday now!

  • mish 5 years ago

    the TDF hearts Rooftop Cinema poster is so lovely!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    I have always wanted to go to the rooftop cinema xoxo

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Sounds like a perfect Melbourne night!

  • Carolyn Edwards 5 years ago

    I have never been to the rooftop cinema so would LOVE to go

  • Jenna 5 years ago

    Yes siree I’d love to come! :) A lovely Valentines gift for me!

  • Alison Owen 5 years ago

    Yay for rooftop cinemas!

  • Alexandra 5 years ago

    such a fabulous film at such a wonderful venue! sounds absolutely lovely!

  • John 5 years ago

    Now that the kids have just left home, the wife and I would love to swap our memories of our Drive in Theatre nights to the beginning of a new phase: rooftop cinema!!!

  • Kristin 5 years ago

    How exciting! Thanks for the offer of a giveaway! Excited to see the Open House short film too. Happy Val’s day x

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Love The Design Files, love The September Issue and love The RooftopCinema!

  • deb 5 years ago

    Wow! what a fabulous idea and awesome evening it will be! x

  • Georgina 5 years ago

    Great movie, great cinema. I hope I win!

  • Spencer 5 years ago

    Love that film and Love rooftop! :D

  • Geraldine 5 years ago

    I sooo often take whats on my doorstep for granted. Love the rooftop but its been a couple of years since I’ve headed up for a flick. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Jin 5 years ago

    Love rooftop cinema! Love the movie! Love it love it love it.

  • Iwandee Suvanmani 5 years ago

    This will a gift for a belated Valentine’s Day for my lovely man. :)

  • Jessamy 5 years ago

    Love roof top cinema!

  • Gael Joyce 5 years ago

    What a lovely way to spend the last of the summer weather

  • CPP 5 years ago

    Rooftop cinema is the January of cinemas

  • Leslie 5 years ago

    TDF + The September Issue = Perfect! I have not been to the Rooftop this year so what better night than this!!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Coddington for editor!

  • Rosa 5 years ago

    wow….would love this!

  • Lau-Lau 5 years ago

    The September Issue with TDF! Count me in!

  • Lisa Currie 5 years ago

    Oh, good reminder! True… we are lucky to have a rooftop cinema here in Melbourne!

  • Naomi 5 years ago

    check out that view! It would be very hard to concentrate on the movie :-)

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Sounds brilliant… Have been meaning to go to the Rooftop Cinema & would love to see The September Issue… Yes please!

  • lauren millar 5 years ago

    Love love love Melbourne city in the summer. I missed out on the September issue in cinema’s and have never been to the rooftop cinemas, two minutes to go until 10pm, lucky me for getting in before close! xx

  • Victoria 5 years ago

    Yeeha, oh yes please!! That would be fun

  • Kate 5 years ago

    As Andre said “My eyes are *starving* for *beauty*!”
    Pick me pick me :)

  • beth 5 years ago

    TOTES KEEN!!!!

  • Julián | sofas piel 5 years ago

    A Valentine’s Day, Happy Valentine’s Day, magnificent photographs.

  • Rosieboy 5 years ago

    Design files starts my day, let me join in on the roof top please!!

  • Miranda 5 years ago

    Would love to be on a rooftop watching The September Issue!

  • Tricia 5 years ago

    Totally fell in love with Grace and Anna in that movie, one of my faves!

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    I’d love to go to the Rooftop Cinema. I’m a passionate Melburnian and mum who doesn’t get out much these days. Please pick me!!!!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Oh, to sit in those stripy chairs!

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