Film. Never. Die.

The only thing we love more than rad vending machines is taking a photo or six! If only there was a way to combine the two, we thought… So, following a little tip off from one of our resident photographer mates upstairs, we discovered it is actually a thing!

Introducing to The Alleyway: the FilmNeverDie Vending machine!

Run by a collective of passionate photographers keen to preserve, nurture, and grow the film photography community FilmNeverDie is doing super cool things within the industry facilitating incredibly easy access to disposable cameras and a wide range of different film types, including polaroid film. All found within a super convenient, easy to use vending machine hidden down your favourite Murrumbeena Alleyway.

Here’s the best part… Not only can you pick up a roll of film or two as you wait for your daily Padre coffee but when you’ve snapped that roll, just bring it back, chuck it in a FilmNeverDie envelope tucked away in the vending machine, fill out your deets, and drop it straight into the drop box on the side. Your photos will be back sent to you in no time. Super easy! 

Head to their website at or just come down to the alleyway to check it out for yourself! Grab a coffee, shoot us some questions, get some film!

Situated within the Versus HQ precinct in the heart of Murrumbeena, just a 5-minute drive from Chadstone Shopping Centre, stocking products from over 10 local makers and traders, The Alleyway Cartel has comfortable seated areas for you to dine in and enjoy your fresh Penny for Pound pastries and favourite Padre coffee in the sun, or undercover areas for those unexpected rainy Melbourne days.

We hope to see you down The Alleyway soon!


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