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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 #148 of 415 Activities in Sydney
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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Sydney, Australia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
62 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Open Air Cinema at Mrs Macquarie's Point arguably has the best view of any cinema. There's a number of food options, and a bar, therefore it's good to get there when it opens and you can enjoy the sunset prior to the film commencing. Tip - tickets are usually released just before Christmas. If you keep an eye on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Book ahead if you can and plan a fantastic night out at the Open Air Cinema. Bring a picnic and eat it in the botanical garden before hand. Enjoy a drink, food or an after dinner sweet at the bar or restaurant. Best view of Sydney and an excellent way to enjoy the sunset before watching your film!

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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Loved the whole experience from the easy booking online to the food and drink. Loads of comfy bean bags to rent (maybe should rent blankets aswel) good screen and sound quality. A must for a night in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 reviews 25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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