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QT Sydney Has Launched a Subterranean Cinema Club That Matches Retro Movies with Four Pillars Cocktails

It's available to book for private screenings of up to 28, complete with crafty drinks and gin-salted popcorn.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
December 01, 2020
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QT Sydney Has Launched a Subterranean Cinema Club That Matches Retro Movies with Four Pillars Cocktails

It's available to book for private screenings of up to 28, complete with crafty drinks and gin-salted popcorn.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
December 01, 2020
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If you're looking to escape the heat this summer, you'll find plenty of relief waiting down a hidden staircase beneath boutique CBD hotel QT Sydney. On offer: compelling flicks, bespoke Four Pillars cocktails and sweet, sweet air-con, all at the new QT Cinema Club.

Officially launching today, Tuesday, December 1, the site's subterranean 30s-era theatrette and accompanying speakeasy bar has been transformed into one of the coolest movie-watching destinations in town. And it's available for private bookings, hosting up to 28 people per session.

Film-wise, QT Cinema Club will screen a broad-ranging program of classics, action films, romance flicks and horror, curated by Four Pillars own avid film buff and co-founder Matt Jones. There's a big retro vibe to the catalogue — and you can pick between enjoyable throwbacks such as Dirty Dancing and Lost in Translation, romance flicks like Before Sunrise and Strictly Ballroom, and the sci-fi joys of Blade Runner and Back to the Future. Among the 50-movie lineup, there's also action fare such as Mad Max and Reservoir Dogs, and horror films like The Shining and The Cabin in the Woods.

To enjoy alongside your chosen flick, you'll find a lineup of specially crafted cocktails made with different varieties of Four Pillars gin, with each carefully matched to a specific movie genre. There are sips like The Last Action Cocktail, which is designed to celebrate the high-energy adventure flicks; Couple Seating, as inspired by romance; and Planet of the Grapes, as made with the distillery's famed Bloody Shiraz Gin. Of course, you can rest assured that these are some very high-end movie beverages, given that last month Four Pillars took out the title of World's Best Gin Producer for the second year running.

QT Cinema Club guests have a choice of two plush cinematic packages, starting with the $79 per person 'Debut' option, which includes bottomless gin-salted popcorn, one Four Pillars cocktail, a movie screening and $25 QT Sydney room credit. More drinks and snacks are available to purchase once you're there, too. Alternatively, you can opt for the $149 per person 'Blockbuster' package, which will get you the same set-up — but with all five different Four Pillars cocktails — in addition to curated snacks from the hotel's Parlour Cucina and a Parlour Lane choc top.

Find QT Cinema Club beneath QT Sydney, at 49 Market Street, Sydney. To book, visit the hotel's website.

Published on December 01, 2020 by Libby Curran

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