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Sydney's Westpac Openair Cinema Unveils 2020 Summer Program

It's back with a strong film lineup and spectacular panoramic views of the city.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
November 07, 2019
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Sydney's Westpac Openair Cinema Unveils 2020 Summer Program

It's back with a strong film lineup and spectacular panoramic views of the city.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
November 07, 2019
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One of Sydney's favourite outdoor cinema spots is back for summer — with a new name. What was St George Openair Cinema, is now Westpac Openair, but, don't fret — it still has the same spectacular panoramic views of the city, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Every movie that graces the cinema's big screen has to hold its own against these stunning sights glittering away behind it. Thankfully, boasting everything from a highly anticipated Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie flick to a British crime thriller with Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant, the 2020 program achieves that feat. And the whole lineup hasn't even dropped.

Kicking off on January 9 and running until February 21, the Mrs Macquaries Point cinema's new season commences with a gala preview of Bombshell. Based on a real story about the takedown of a Fox News CEO for sexual harassment, the star-studded drama sees Theron, Kidman and Robbie portray some of the real (and fictionalised) women that brought him down. While you're waiting for the film to hit this stunning big screen, you can watch The Loudest Voice on Stan — a TV series starring Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts based on the same story.

It's just one of the movies making sure it'll be starry not only in the sky above, but on the 350-square-metre screen rising from the harbour. Also on the first lineup announcement is Guy Ritchie's The Gentleman, which sees McConaughey portray the head of a marijuana empire, and the star-studded Little Women — Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel features Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet.

Off-screen, expect culinary stars to join the fold as well. While this year's food and booze partners have not yet been announced, we've been told there'll be an "array snacks, share plates, meals, fine desserts cocktails, wine, beer and spirits " available each and every night during the cinema's 2020 run.

When tickets become available on Tuesday, December 10, they're likely to go quick. Last summer, 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 January 9 to February 21, 2020. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Tuesday, December 10, with pre-sale tickets available for Westpac and St George customers from 9am on Friday, December 6.

We'll update you when the full lineup drops on November 29.

Image: Fiora Sacco

Published on November 07, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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