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Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Screening

Turn up wearing a mask and cloak, and don't forget to mention the password "fidelio" to get in.
By Sarah Ward
January 05, 2018
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Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Screening

Turn up wearing a mask and cloak, and don't forget to mention the password "fidelio" to get in.
By Sarah Ward
January 05, 2018
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A trip to the movies doesn't usually involve donning a cloak and mask, but the Lido's January 12 session of Eyes Wide Shut isn't any old screening. Playing as part of the cinema's current Lido on the Roof series, they're holding a masquerade dress-up showing of the Stanley Kubrick-directed flick. Turning up in costume — that is, in Venetian-style facial disguises and something dark and silky draped over your shoulders — is highly encouraged.

Oh, and you'll have to mention the password "fidelio" at the door to get in.

There's no better way to enjoy an iconic filmmaker's last-ever movie, a  real-life Hollywood duo diving into a tale of martial disharmony, and a film that holds the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous shoot. Indeed, there's much that intrigues about Eyes Wide Shut — which took a whopping 400 days to make, had been on Kubrick's slate since the late '60s, and stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman back when they were the biggest couple in the world. And, that's before even contemplating the film's story, or the masked party at its centre. Cruise and Kidman play a married couple rocked by infidelity, and one particularly wild night, in an erotic drama that's provocative, probing and has to be seen to be believed.

The fun kicks off at 9pm, with tickets ranging from $17 to $22.

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