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.
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.
Potterheads can look forward to celebrating one of the Triwizard Tournament’s most iconic traditions. Starting this July, you will be able to enter Sydney’s Padding Town Hall which will be transformed into a venue reminiscent of the Great Hall. The stunning decorations, including snow, icicles, and enchanting lighting, will remind you of Hogwarts™ over the holidays. The Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration is an event that provides a fun night out filled with themed activities and amazing performances that will delight any fan of the wizarding world. You don’t even need to know how to dance in order to partake in the experience and have fun!
Take your movie night to a new level of class and enjoy a flick at The Golden Age Cinema. Dating back to the 1940’s this cinema was the original underground theatre for Paramount Pictures. With an art deco bar, and only 60 seats, this is an intimate and luxurious twist on a usual theatre experience. The Golden Age cinema shows all types of movies from exclusive titles, special events, classics, cults, creepies and the best new releases of the year. Head to their website to see the months lineup!
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.
There’s a reason drive-in cinemas were so popular in the 1950’s, and now you can experience why! Skyline Drive In screens the latest Hollywood blockbusters, while allowing guests to order drinks and food from their retro diner menu. All you need is an FM Radio to tune into the movies sound. Get ready to park your car, sit back, and enjoy an authentic drive-in cinema experience.
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!
Nobody puts Baby in a corner, and nobody gives up an opportunity to see Dirty Dancing live! Some movies are too good to just remain on screen, and with its incredible soundtrack and magnetic choreography, Dirty Dancing was destined for the stage. The incredible stage production is returning to Australia, complete with pelvic thrusts, 80’s hairdos, and the iconic lift we have all emulated in our living rooms. The production will be touring around Australia arriving in Sydney on September 2 at Darling Harbour Theatre.