Sydney’s weather right now is great for outdoor movie watching and one of Sydney’s spookiest places is embracing its eerie past and inviting people for two immersive open-air cinema screenings. Cockatoo Island has hosted live music sessions and creepy ghost tours and now the world heritage-listed site will act as the latest spooky site for Haus of Horror for a screening of A Nightmare on Elm St. The immersive outdoor cinema exclusively screening horror movies has previously scared Sydneysiders silly with shows The Exorcist in a haunted goal and Beetlejuice in Camperdown Cemetery.
A Nightmare on Elm St, Cockatoo Island
Prepare to end summer with a thrill with a two-day spookathon, set to take place on February 16 and 17 against the IG-worthy backdrop of Sydney Harbour.
In addition to the movie, the experience aims to make the screening as immersive as possible with several exciting elements including a themed photo booth, food and drink vendors, a live DJ and more. Guests will also gain access to explore the creepy corners of the island before the movie. Tickets also include a private, chartered ferry which will take you to the screening site but you’ll want to keep your eyes open for a couple of spooky surprises on the way. Glove outfitted with razor blades optional.
The event will begin at 5pm and when the sun sets, Freddy Krueger will make an appearance on the screens.
Wes Craven’s 1984 supernatural slasher flick tells the tale of a group of teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams by Krueger, a disfigured midnight mangler who can murder people through their dreams.
Get more information and book your tickets here.