For all our movie-enthusiast you’ll be happy to hear that there are a lot of movie-themed experiences available in Sydney. From iconic film locations to candlelit concerts, you could fill a good few weekends with film-related activities. Discover the best plans for your next adventure in the city, and take your love for movies further than just the screen.
1. Warner Bros. Studios’ 100th Anniversary Candlelight Concert
Warner Bros. marks 100 years of storytelling this 2023. To celebrate, Warner Bros. and Fever have partnered together to honour the studio’s most adored projects. “Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.” will perform orchestral renditions of songs from series like Friends and films such as The Exorcist and A Star is Born, in an impressive global tour featuring 100 concerts in 100 cities. Sydney is amongst the first 25 chosen cities to witness this extraordinary celebration firsthand in tribute to the noteworthy legacy of this legendary movie studio.
2. Moonlight Cinema
Summertime movie-lovers have enjoyed Moonlight Cinema for several years. The outdoor cinema brings a variety of exciting films to Centennial Park every year. Before it wraps up its 27th summer season in March, there are tons of open-air screenings going on in the city. Their March program contains Hollywood blockbusters, Oscar contenders and more.
3. New IMAX Cinema Is Set To Open This Year
Good news for Sydney movie lovers – after a 7-year gap, IMAX is coming back and they’ve promised the most advanced theatre experience to date! Event Cinemas is heading up the ambitious venture – due to open at The Ribbon in Darling Harbour. The new theatre promises to include the newest technology in the film industry, and movie-goers can expect to be wowed at the opening! The exact opening date has not been announced yet, but we are waiting in anticipation.
4. Enjoy a sunset cinema experience
This outdoor cinema in Sydney provides an amazing experience with a unique selection of films, including the latest hits, classics and family favourites. Upgrade to a Tim Tam Lounge ticket for exclusive benefits such as a reserved bean lounger, seating in a prime viewing area & bottomless popcorn! You can also bring your own food if you wish; there’s nothing quite like a picnic under the stars. Soft drinks are also allowed and there will be food vendors on site for those who prefer to travel light.
5. Hanz Zimmer Candlelight Concert
According to award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, music is central to a movie. It gives films their cadence and adds an emotional layer to the plot and characters. Its power is remarkable: it can elevate highs and deepen lows for maximum impact. This musical event at the Sydney Masonic Center will take you on a journey through some of the greatest moments in cinematic history—all accompanied by hundreds of candles that will bring each scene to life. Be sure to join us and marvel at Candlelight: Best of Hans Zimmer!
6. Enjoy a Disney Experience at The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds of Alexandria is bringing the magic of Disney to Sydney. To commemorate 100 years of Disney magic, The Grounds will be transformed into a Disney wonderland, featuring artworks and displays referencing movies and characters. It’s sure to be an Instagrammer’s dream – with light displays, colourful archways and glittering installations at every turn. Revel in some childhood nostalgia as you snap pictures of your favourite Disney Characters.