One of the best things about summer is doing things outside. Outdoor dining, outdoor drinking, and yes – even outdoor movie watching. During the summer months, outdoor cinemas pop up all over the city and offer the perfect setting for Sydneysiders and visitors to take advantage of the warm weather and long nights. Most open air cinemas show recently released movies as well as classics and popular films from years gone by.
If you’re interested in catching a movie at one of these open air cinemas, then here are a few of the most popular venues to choose from.
– St. George Openair Cinemas, Mrs Macquaries Point. Set at Mrs Macquaries Point on the edge of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, this outdoor cinema offers sweeping views of beautiful Sydney Harbour as the sun sets. Once night falls, a three storey high screen rises from the harbour with a different nightly movie, from new releases to classics or popular indie films. If you want to watch a movie in one of the most spectacular settings in the world, then this is your spot! But make sure you book your tickets early as sessions sell out quickly. The St. George Openair Cinemas will run from January 12 – February 19, 2011.
– Bondi Openair Cinema, Bondi Pavillion. On the shores of world famous Bondi Beach, this open air cinema offers a fully licensed bar, free beanbags and live music and DJs playing before the film starts. It’s the perfect way to spend a chilled summer evening. Bondi’s Openair Cinema runs from January 20 – February 5, 2011.
– Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema, Centennial Park. Set in the lush greenness of Centennial Park, the Moonlight Cinema offers a tranquil setting in which to watch new releases as well as classics such as The Godfather and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Moonlight Cinema will also screen some 3D movies. Hire a bean bag and settle in for a night of movie watching under the stars.
– ME Bank Starlight Cinema, North Sydney over. North of the Bridge of your accommodation in Sydney, North Sydney oval offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Starlight Cinema plays a mix of new releases and old favourites, but also offers the option of upgraded seating. With Star Class, customers get a drink on arrival and gourmet snacks, while the Crust Lawn Lounge tickets get you a bean bag bed from which to watch the movie.