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Best Outdoor Cinemas in Sydney

NOV – MARCH | One of the best things about summer in Sydney is the outdoor cinema season. Forget the stuffy cinema with popcorn; pick-up your best beach chair, a comfy cushion or your picnic blanket, pack some wine and cheese and enjoy a movie under the stars!

THE MOST SPECTACULAR | WESTPAC OPENAIR CINEMA

Clearly Sydney’s favourite outdoor cinema spot with glittering sights of the city from Mrs Macquaries Point’s in the Royal Botanic Garden as your natural backdrop to the big screen. It is honestly a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a panoramic view of the Opera and the Bridge framing the 350-square-metre screen that rises from the harbour. The event usually runs to March every year so if you are coming to Sydney it is a must-do!  With an array of snacks, shared plates, meals, fine desserts cocktails, wine, beer and spirits this top-class event offers dining and drinking options to suit all tastes. Book your tickets and view the program HERE.

FOR TREE-LOVERS | MOONLIGHT CINEMA 

From November to March, the  Moonlight Cinema sets its screen up in Centennial Park, at the Belvedere Amphitheatre (Broome Avenue). Kick your shoes off and book your bean bed for a super chilled experience in between the majestic 100-year-old trees. A food truck and a licensed bar are available for snacking.  See the Program, book a beanbag and your tickets – HERE.

BEST FOR FAMILIES | AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMAS

Located close to the Bondi Pavilion, this set-up makes a great beach cinema experience, two steps from Australia’s most famous strip of sand. With freshly-cooked cuisine, a fully-stocked bar and a range of comfortable seating options, it is a great cinema experience with friends or family. Book your tickets and view the program HERE.

THE MOST URBAN | LANEWAY AT THE RITZ IN RANDWICK

A more urban experience for this outdoor cinema:  in a laneway behind the heritage-listed movie theatre THE RITZ, screening films all week long from sundown. Complete with comfortable director’s chair seating, headsets for audio, blankets to borrow and a snack bar.

THE LATEST AND GREATEST | MOV’IN BED BEACH CINEMA

The concept is genius – lay on a beach bed on a man-made beach in Barangaroo, Harbour Park and enjoy a classic favourite or new release film. Did we mention that the food and beverages on offer are pretty awesome too?! This is not to be missed! Book your tickets and view the program HERE.