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24° & CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
February 29, 2016
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PicNic Cinema

This outdoor cinema lets you watch movies in bed.
By Lauren Vadnjal
February 29, 2016
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Ever been at an outdoor cinema, and wished you could just jump into bed? Well, of course you have — bed is the one thing we can rely on to always be there for us, and we all wish it could follow us around for intermittent lie-downs. That's presumably why the geniuses at Sydney's new PicNic Cinema have decided to implement beds into their outdoor setup. Well, that, and they're probably aware of the struggles of keeping your head propped up on a packet of chips while lying on a picnic rug trying to drink wine.

PicNic Cinema will take over Parramatta's Prince Alfred Square for 16 nights this April. Instead of just the usual picnic rug and bean bag sitcho, the cinema will bring in enough inflatable double mattresses for 100 people to literally lie back and relax on. You'll even get a blankie in case it gets chilly.

The film program is surprisingly varied and international, with everything from Muriel's Wedding to Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky to Iranian Oscar winner, A Separation. The food lineup is similarly diverse, with Cuban, African, Brazilian and Lebanese dishes set to be on rotation. Let's just hope it doesn't rain.

 

UPDATE: April 8, 2016
The entire PicNic Cinema program is sold out online, but organisers will keep two double beds free every night and a handful of tickets will be available at the door.

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