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Sydney's Westpac Openair Cinema Has Revealed Its 2023 Summer Dates

Sydney's most stunning harbourside cinema will return this summer with 40 nights of flicks under the stars.
By Sarah Ward
October 04, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
October 04, 2022
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When the weather is frosty in Sydney, the city's annual film festival entices movie buffs indoors. When it's sunny and summery, Westpac Openair Cinema wants you to see a flick under the stars. Catching a film at one of Sydney's favourite outdoor cinema spots is a warm-weather tradition, combining new and recent big-screen flicks with spectacular panoramic views of the city, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge — and it'll be back for yet another stint of harbourside cinema from January 2023.

The dates to pop into your diary immediately: Sunday, January 8—Tuesday, February 21, with Openair's next run spanning 40 nights. Checking out a silver-screen highlight with a stunning backdrop will be on the agenda at Mrs Macquaries Point as usual; however, exactly what you'll be seeing hasn't yet been unveiled.

Every movie that graces the cinema's big screen has to hold its own against the gorgeous sights glittering away behind it, of course, but Openair usually has the program to match.

In an email to subscribers, the team behind the beloved event did drop a few names of movies that've caught their attention, and that "would be pretty awesome experiences on Sydney Harbour", though. On that list: Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Fire of Love, Ticket to Paradise and Moonage Daydream — plus the upcoming Don't Worry Darling, Bros and this year's Palme d'Or-winner Triangle of Sadness.

The event's array of dining experiences will also be broader this year — but again, exactly what that entails (and if Kitchen by Mike will be behind the cinema's meals, as it was in 2022) hasn't been announced.

As happens every year, tickets are likely to go quickly 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 2023 runs from Sunday, January 8—Tuesday, February 21. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, December 12 — and we'll update you with further details about the lineup when it is revealed.

Top images: Fiora Sacco.

Published on October 04, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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