Backyard cricket, barbecues and water sports are all Aussie summer clichés for a reason: they're good, wholesome fun. Another one? Outdoor cinemas. And we're here to tell you the very good news that North Sydney's version of this al fresco activity is returning for another season. Sponsored by IMB Bank, Sunset Cinema will take over North Sydney Oval from January 17–March 30.
Whether you're planning a cosy date night or easy family outing under the stars, this year's extensive program has something for everyone. The nostalgic lineup ranges from 90s cult films like Cool Runnings and The Princess Bride to the latest Hollywood blockbusters including Bohemian Rhapsody, Holmes & Watson and Aquaman. Family-friendly options include Mary Poppins Returns and Ralph Breaks The Internet.
BYO picnics are encouraged, but if you want to enjoy a sparkling or brew throughout the film, the on-site bar will be serving a range of Grant Burge wine and Young Henrys craft beer and cider. Didn't pack enough snacks? There'll be plenty of the requisite movie treats like popcorn, chips, chocolates and lollies, plus an on-site dining menu of bigger bites.
Tickets start at $20 for adults, with a premium $40 lawn lounge package on offer, too — it includes entry, a prime-viewing bean bag reserved on the lawn, a beverage of your choice and a box of popcorn.
To see the full program and purchase tickets, visit the Sunset Cinema website.