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The Blackhearts Club

Blackhearts & Sparrows, Melbourne’s favourite wine store, is thrilled to invite you to join them at The Blackhearts Club, the official bar of the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival, located inside the CBD’s iconic Forum Theatre, from Friday 29 July through to Sunday 14 August.

As Melbourne falls under its annual film-filled spell for three magical winter weeks, Blackhearts & Sparrows will transform The Forum Theatre into a drinking, dining and piano bar, conjuring the old world charm of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and a celebration of the era in which the atmospheric, magnificent theatre itself was built.

The building’s grand, otherworldly interior will be filled with decadent foliage and French bistro style tables, all centred around a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano. Imagine the heady romance of The Ritz or The Stork Club: stately hotel lounges of days gone by, the woozy glamour of speakeasy bars. Decadent indulgence like this doesn't exist anywhere else in Melbourne: The Blackhearts Club will elevate your MIFF experience to new levels of comfort and pleasure. Enjoy daily cocktail hour around the piano, an array of eclectic live performances and of course, the annual RRR live broadcast.

In addition to the Blackhearts & Sparrows wine selection, patrons will be able to enjoy everything from a Genovese coffee, a Mornington Peninsula Brewery craft beer, or the official MIFF cocktail, a Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz.

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Opening Hours

Monday–Friday: 5pm–late

Saturday, Sunday: 12pm–late*

*Our weekend times vary.

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