From rooftop bars to immersive exhibitions — Summer in Sydney is looking to be an exciting one. Adding to the list is Sydney’s most beautiful outdoor cinema which has announced its huge program for 2023. At the Westpac Open-Air Cinema even if the movie you’re watching is forgettable, the location is anything but.
Westpac’s Open-Air Cinema
Located at the historic Mrs Macquarie’s Point in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Westpac’s Open-air 350-square-meter screen rises up from the harbour and stands three storeys tall. But that’s only when the movie is about to begin.
Beforehand, cinemagoers are presented with sweeping views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the city skyline where they can have an evening meal and drink to begin their night. In other words, going to the cinema here is an experience in and of itself.
The dates you need to clear out are Sunday, January 8 – Tuesday, February 21. The 2023 season opens on Saturday, January 8 with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans. Other festival highlights include a screening of Italian classic, Cinema Paradiso, the Australian premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, Damien Chazelle’s Babylon and a preview of Guy Ritchie’s Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre starring Hugh Grant.
The cinema experience also comes with a range of vibrant and exciting dining options including cocktails, a great range of wines, beers with chef Mike McEnearney returning for another season.