Sydney’s Harbourfront Westpac Openair Cinema Has Just Dropped A Stacked Summer Movie Program

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Nothing like a movie marathon under the stars.

From rooftop bars to sunset cruises — Summer in Sydney is really looking up. And now to get us even more excited for the final month of the year, Sydney’s most beautiful outdoor cinema has announced its grand Summer 2022 program. Westpac’s Open-Air Cinema dubbed ‘the most beautiful cinema in the world’ is coming back to the harbourside in all its glorious splendour complete with a remarkable line-up of movies.

Westpac’s Open-Air Cinema

Located at the historic Mrs Macquarie’s Point in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Westpac’s Open-air 350-square-metre screen cinema 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 uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the city skyline where they’re able to 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.

Image Credit: Supplied/ Westpac Open Air Cinema

Screening from January 6 to February 2022, this years line-up will kick off with a screening of Will Smith-starrer King Richard, where he portrays the role of Venus and Serena Williams’ father.

Death on the Nile will have its Australian premiere at the cinema along with previews of Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and Pablo Larrain’s Spencer starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana. Anticipated indie The Power of The Dog and Norwegian rom-com The Worst Person in the World are also part of the packed line-up.

You can also expect blockbusters like Dune, West Side Story, House of Gucci and The Matrix Resurrections. If you haven’t had a chance to watch Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch or the latest James Bond flick, No Time To Die yet you can catch a show at the cinema.


View the full film program here. 

Mike McEnearney will be making a big return in 2022 with a range of vibrant and exciting dining options, details of which will also be released later.

Tickets are now on sale and you can get some here.

If you’re thinking that you have time to pick and choose what movie you’ll be going to go see, think again — previous years have sold tens of thousands of tickets in less than two days. You can signup to their newsletter here to prep for this year.

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