Bare it all at a fully naked screening of ‘Nude Tuesday’ at the Lido

Bare it all at a fully naked screening of ‘Nude Tuesday’ at the Lido

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On Sunday June 26, you’re invited to watch cult movie 'Nude Tuesday' in your birthday suit (or in your undies if you don’t feel like fully stripping down).

An absurdist comedy about a couple that spends a week at a new-age retreat in a last ditch attempt to save their marriage, this one of a kind Kiwi comedy is spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language. Arrive fully clothed to the cinema and strip down for a fully naked screening of the film. You must bring a towel to lay over your seat and clothing is required if you need to dip out to go to the candy bar or the bathroom – so maybe bring along a dressing gown for a quick change.

What you need to know

  • There’s a screening of Nude Tuesday at the Lido where patrons can attend naked on Sunday June 26
  • A Kiwi comedy in gibberish, Nude Tuesday is the new boundary-breaking film from director Armağan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water)
  • Clothing is required if you need to leave the cinema to go to the bathroom or bar and everyone must bring a towel to lay over their seat

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With the nude session giving audiences an opportunity to engage in the boundary pushing nature of the film, Nude Tuesday is a journey into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery. With subtitles created by British comedian Julia Davis after production, it stars Jackie van Beek, Damon Herriman, Ian Zaro, Chelsie Preston Crayford. The film features Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows star Jermaine Clement as the smooth, gibberish-spouting sex guru Bjorg at his “disco of sensations”.


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The latest film from director Armağan Ballantyne, who’s her debut feature film The Strength of Water, screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Their third nude screening, Lido Cinemas are thinking of making their nude sessions a regular event. Of course, it’s restricted to patrons aged 18 and over and there’s a strict no photo policy.

Tickets are selling fast, grab them by heading here.