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Warner Bros. 100 Open Air Cinema at Darling Quarter

Enjoy classic films and brand-new blockbusters under the stars at this free outdoor cinema.
By Nik Addams
January 12, 2023
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By Nik Addams
January 12, 2023
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For 99 years, Warner Bros. has been the force behind some of the world's most beloved films. And to celebrate 100 years of storytelling in 2023, the studio is teaming up with Sydney's recently redeveloped dining and entertainment precinct, Darling Quarter, to host a pop-up outdoor cinema this January. The best part? Entry won't cost you a cent.

Every Thursday to Sunday night from January 12–29, Warner Bros. 100 Open Air Cinema at Darling Quarter will host a program of cinematic classics and classics-in-waiting. It all gets underway at 6pm on Thursday, January 12 with a screening of 1999 blockbuster The Matrix, before a weekend Harry Potter marathon with back-to-back double-headers on Friday and Saturday.

The superheroes come out to play the following week, with the likes of Black Adam, The Dark KnightWonder Woman and more hitting the screen. Rounding out week two will be a special Lunar New Year screening of Crazy Rich Asians on Sunday, January 22.

The hits keep coming in the final week, with classic blockbusters including Space Jam, The Wizard of Oz, Elvis, In The Heights and more. There'll also be exclusive screenings of the new animated series Secret Origin of the Batwheels every evening at 5.25pm — the perfect prelude to a family night out.

You don't need to worry about loading up the picnic basket, either — click-and-collect orders for dinner and snacks are available from Darling Quarter's impressive range of new eateries. Perhaps a Brazilian barbecue feast from Braza Churrascaria followed by a sweet nosh from Kürtosh? Or maybe a spicy bowl of tom yum noodles from Doodee Noodle followed by a scoop from Gelatissimo? Pair your feed with a boozy (or booze-free) drink from the cinema's pop-up bar.

The Warner Bros. 100 Open Air Cinema at Darling Square is popping up from January 12–29 at Darling Quarter North Village Green. Entry is free, but it's recommended that you register online in advance to confirm your spot. Parking is also available at Darling Quarter with a $12 flat rate in the evenings. To see the full lineup and reserve your place, head to the website.

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