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Open Air Cinema

Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 (02) 9231 8111; +1300 3666 49
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Ranked #134 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Movie Theaters
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been attending this venue for several years and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and overall experience. The catering as well, has always provided reasonably priced and tasty food. But not so last night! As an example, the menu's "Korean" chicken dish with pickled vegetable and rice salad was in reality a dry offering of plain chicken sitting on... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

A great iconic event. Fantastic to watch a movie under the stars with the lights of Sydney and the Harbour Bridge in the background.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

After years of enjoying this iconic Sydney experience several time each Summer - the whole package location, atmosphere, wine & Food - we were very disappointed that the new caterer offers very ordinary fare (at the same prices) and lets the whole evening down! Belinda Franks did a great job of feeding the hordes with food they could enjoy and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Got tired of trying to get tickets on the opening day. It got progressively worse trying to get the best films and the only films were the films that are average. Fabulous view and magnificent setting but too stressful to book decent tickets. Will instead pack a nice pique nique and enjoy this beautiful part of Sydney without a movie.

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sydney
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5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The open air cinema is good but I think the moonlight cinema at centennial park is better. Much more relaxed, family atmosphere. There are many outdoor cinemas around to choose from and they are all pretty good, this one is OK but not the best in my opinion

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Sydney, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

All Open Air Cinemas are pretty much alike .However if the weather is good you won't find a better on than this.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is the most beautiful cinema in the world and a "must do once in your life time". The setting is almost unbelievable, as the screen is set opposite the Sydney Opera House. So you will be sitting looking at the screen as the sun comes down. The selction of the movies is brilliant too and there is a good... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

As with most of Sydney in Summer, the weather dictates all. The setting is quintessentially Sydney - a more beautiful backdrop to such a great selection of movies you cannot ask for. The food is great. The increased seating is much appreciated - and if there aren't any seats, then a blanket on the grass in the Botanical Gardens is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Part of Sydney and if you're here at the right time it's well worth a visit. It's a special experience to see films in this environment.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The Open Air Cinema starts as part of the Festival of Sydney and lasts just a shade longer. It is a very Sydney summer treat, but would be an effort if you were in a wheelchair. Don't bring the kids, either, they won't be impressed. But for grown-ups there is a huge screen on the water, seating on the bank... More

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