Adelaide Fringe

Try an alternative Fringe experience at the elegant Mercury Cinema

Mercury CX––the combination of Mercury Cinema, a unique lounge bar and creative workspaces––will bring Fringe Fest to the West.

Rediscover Mercury Cinema this Fringe. Combining a two-screen cinema complex, a unique lounge bar and creative workspaces, Mercury CX is an iconic Adelaide landmark in the heart of the City West Arts Precinct.

The Mercury Cinema has been the long-time home of the South Australian Screen Awards, special events and iconic festivals including Flickerfest and OzAsia. As a venue for premieres and cast and crew screenings of independent and short-form screen projects, Mercury Cinema is known as a hub for screen culture.

In 2021, the historic Mercury Cinema brings the Adelaide Fringe back to the West End Arts Precinct, with Kevin Kopfstein; Comedian, Magician, Raconteur running from February 19 to March 21. Mercury CX will also be host to the Underexposed popup film festival.

Providing an alternative experience to the heat and hustle of the Garden and Gluttony, enjoy plush, comfortable seating, a great view from every seat, air-conditioning and an elegant new Lounge Bar serving quality South Australian wines plus plenty of parking and great dining options surrounding.

Pop into this Hollywood-inspired Fringe Hub for the Monthly Mixology special, the Happy Houdini. Book a group of ten to receive a complimentary popcorn and beer or wine for each of your group – use the code: MERCURY when booking on the Fringe site.

In announcing this exclusive season, Mercury CX CEO Karena Slanenka said “The West End Arts Precinct has a history of presenting world-class experiences for audiences and we’re excited to welcome audiences to the unique venue that is the Mercury Cinema and Lounge Bar.”

With an extensive background in television, documentary and screen industry development, including a decade as head of Screen Tasmania, CEO Karena Slaninka brings a clear vision to the role of Mercury CX as a hub for both audiences and creators beyond the screen. She said “Mercury CX is a hub for storytellers. There’s a natural synergy with Fringe and Adelaide’s key cultural events.” 

Click here to buy tickets to Kevin Kopfstein; Comedian, Magician, Raconteur.

Find Mercury Cinema at 13 Morphett Street.

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