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Summer is Cinema: A Film + Gin Festival

Golden Age is hosting a film festival that pairs double features with gin cocktails.
By Sarah Ward
January 23, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
January 23, 2021
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Sydney's intimate, boutique Golden Age Cinema is teaming up with Four Pillars Gin for a mini booze and film festival. Each Wednesday night from February 3–March 3, the 56-seat Surry Hills spot is hosting double bills paired with gin cocktails.

It's quite the lineup, too, with a little something for everyone on the bill. The festival is called Summer is Cinema, so that's the kind of tone it's going for — whether road movies, hazy escapades or out-there journeys are hitting the screen.

First up on February 3 is Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited — because the venue has also been running a season dedicated to the director — followed by seminal 90s classic Thelma and Louise. Or, if you're in the mood for a different kind of cinematic trip, perhaps February 10's pair of The Beach Bum and Inherent Vice will appeal. The next week, on February 17, Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window will heat up the screen, accompanied by Spike Lee's iconic Do the Right Thing. Then, on February 24 comes Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away and Alexandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain, both classics in their own distinctive ways. Finally, Badlands and Wild at Heart will wrap things up on March 3 with a lovers-on-the-run duo.

These flicks will all get a beverage to match, made with Four Pillar's juniper spirits. The first screenings each evening kick off between 6–6.10pm, then the second start between 8.15–8.40pm — but we suggest you get there a little earlier for the drinks.

Tickets cost $22.50 for each film.

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