THE FIX We’re addicted to outdoor cinemas
Outdoor cinemas have become a big deal in Sydney. From family fun to movies by the harbour, Sydney’s al fresco cinemas are best under a clear summer's night sky.
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Movies by the Boulevard
Held at the iconic Cathy Freeman Park, Movies by the Boulevard is a great summertime family event at Sydney Olympic Park. A quality selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as kids’ entertainment from 6pm. Films screening include “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Ocean’s 8”, “Peter Rabbit”, “Black Panther”, “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Greatest Showman”. Best of all it’s FREE!
Wed–sun 12–13, 16–20 and 23–27 January. Movies at 8.30pm. Cathy Freeman Park on Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. sydneyolympicpark.com.au
St.george Openair Cinema
Summer’s hottest cinema ticket has to be St.george Openair Cinema. Watch as a massive 350 square metre cinema screen rises from the harbour against the extraordinary backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and city skyline. The 2019 program features more than a dozen premiere and preview screenings as well as a selection of 2018’s best films. Advance bookings recommended, with limited door sales each night.
8 January–16 February. Mrs Macquaries Point, adjacent to Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Films start 8.30pm. stgeorgeopenair.com.au
Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival
Enjoy family-friendly outdoor fun at Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival. Each night from 6pm there’ll be live entertainment, followed at 6.30pm by local and international short films curated in collaboration with Little Big Shots, Australia’s major children’s short film festival. The main event kicks off at 6.45pm, with the coolest outdoor summer feature films, including “Peter Rabbit”, “A Wrinkle In Time”, “Coco”, “The Lego Ninjago Movie” and “Paddington 2”.
4–20 January, Village Green (North), Darling Quarter. 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney. darlingquarter.com/play/night-owls-2019