Sydney's Westpac Openair Cinema Has Revealed Its 2020–21 Summer Dates
It's returning with a reduced capacity — but still with spectacular panoramic views of the city.
Catching a movie at one of Sydney's favourite outdoor cinema spots is a summertime tradition, combining new and recent big-screen flicks with spectacular panoramic views of the city, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. And, while many events have had to cancel or postpone their plans this year — spanning gigs, festivals and even outdoor art exhibitions — Westpac Openair Cinema has announced that it'll definitely be returning when the warmest season of the year officially kicks in.
Every movie that graces the cinema's big screen has to hold its own against the stunning sights glittering away behind it, of course — and although Openair hasn't yet revealed what it'll be screening this time around, it has unveiled its 2020–21 dates. It'll kick off on Tuesday, December 15 and run through until Wednesday, February 24, all at Mrs Macquaries Point as usual.
If you've noticed that Openair's season spans a few weeks longer than normal this year, that's because of the capacity restrictions required to remain COVID-19-safe. Only 900 movie-goers will be permitted to attend each night, and to feast their eyes on the on the 350-square-metre screen rising from the harbour.
Just what other changes will be in store to adapt to the current pandemic are also yet to be revealed, including what it means for the event's usual food and booze spread.
Especially given these adjustments, tickets are likely to go quick when they go on sale. Across the summer of 2018–19, more than 40,000 tickets sold within the first two days of pre-sale — so put it in your diary ASAP.
Westpac Openair 2020 runs from Tuesday, December 15–Wednesday, February 24. Further details about the lineup, and COVID-19 restrictions, are still set to be announced — we'll update you when more information is revealed.
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Published on November 21, 2020 by Sarah Ward