From white sand beaches to underground bars, summer in Sydney is looking to be an excellent time to be out and about. Adding to the list is the Westpac OpenAir Cinema, whose return to Sydney for summer 2024 is now imminent. If you haven’t seen a movie here yet, it promises quite the experience and even if the movie you’re watching is forgettable (unlikely!), the location is anything but.
Westpac’s OpenAir Cinema
Located at the historic Mrs. Macquarie’s Point in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Westpac OpenAir’s 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 from Wednesday, January 10 until Tuesday, February 20. The program mixes blockbusters, classics, and new releases; everything from the high art of Maestro to the – um – notoriety of Saltburn is included in recent releases, whilst Pretty Woman and Amelie offering a warm blanket of nostalgia. Other highlights in this year’s programme include critically-lauded Past Lives, Taika Waititi’s feelgood Next Goal Wins, Emma Stone’s star turn in Poor Things, and the 2024 edition of Mean Girls, amongst many more.
The Westpac OpenAir Cinema experience also comes with a range of vibrant and exciting dining options including cocktails, and a great range of wines and beers. Previous years have sold tens of thousands of tickets in less than two days so grab your place at a session via the website to avoid missing out. Find full program details here.