Think watching a movie under the stars is a summer activity? Think again. Braving the elements to catch a film in winter comes with its own rewards: snuggling up next to your nearest and dearest, enjoying the brisk night air, and sipping hot mulled wine, for example.
After luring cinephiles out of the cinema and into bed, the folks behind Mov'In Bed Cinema have something else up their sleeves now that the weather is cooler. As part of the broader Bastille - The Food Wine Art Revolution festival, they're turning the Tallowoladah Lawn outside of the MCA into a pop-up openair movie theatre — complete with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
Screening six sessions over four days between July 13 to 17, Le Cinema lets attendees get cosy in 50 deck chairs (with blankets, of course), and offers up a glass of mulled wine and popcorn to complete the outdoor film-watching experience. Movies include Life Is Beautiful, Moulin Rouge! and The Boat That Rocked — and it wouldn't be a French cinema outing without Amelie on the program.