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The World’s most beautiful cinema! It’s true!

Truly it is the most beautiful cinema ever!! Everything is really well organised. The view of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
15kimg
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Wollongong, Australia
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Stunning venue

This may be an expensive way to see a film (therefore I probably wouldn’t do it more than once a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now called the Westpac OpenAir Cinema.

Went to see Rocketman last night. Unfortunately it was raining on and off the entire time we were there.

Food and drinks are extremely overpriced, small serves and very lacklustre.

Would suggest sending 1 person in when the gates open at 6:00p.m., to get your seats and then get a pass out, while the rest of your group enjoy going into the Botanic Gardens with a picnic. Make sure everything is consumed before entering the cinema as you can't take any food or drink in.

The picture isn't blu-ray quality and appeared a bit dull (not as vivid as on my TV at home), sound is O.K.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank Rice-o
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

A must see movie experience. Never fails but the dining is a disaster in every way. 8 of us paid $20 each for the Croser lounge, which basically turned out to be a reserved bench seat! Queued for ages before shown to our bench then had to go stick labels on our seats to reserve seating!! Used the Food ordering app which crashed. SO had to join the huge queue - no preference for this lounge access. The app then woke up and we could use that service. Two of our ordered dishes were sold out and replaced with a CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE and NO REFUND. Over priced, not very interesting and not very tasty. Croser lounge and food was a waste of money.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank tsingleton_99
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

We were fortunate to get seats for the family and friends night, the night before it opened to the public for the summer season. What film you watch is secondary to whichever dining experience you choose and the iconic night-time views of the CBD, The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and if you're as fortunate as we were, a departing cruise liner. The gates open at 6pm and the film commences around 8.15pm so plenty of time to eat either cheap and al fresco or fine dining. We were a party of twelve so we split ourselves 50/50; the 6 children got al fresco and the adults got fine dining! We definitely got the best part of the deal; the 4 course fine-dining meal was excellent with good service and a great view and it didn't break the bank. However, the shoe was on the other foot when it came to the film, Charley's Angels. The kids loved it and the adults thought it was a cartoon, but a great fun evening was had by all. And if you don't want to watch the film the al fresco bar is always open.
My final word is that the organisers have gone to the trouble of installing proper toilets in place of the usual porta-loos and it makes all the difference at this temporary festival site.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank smithfastjet
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

A Sydney festival must do must see...... Not to be missed. It will be your best night out in Sydney especially if the weather is good. Great views, food, and the best setting to watch a movie.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annette P
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Touted as the world's most beautiful open air cinema, I certainly can't argue with that description. A remarkable location, with perfect views of Sydney's two iconic structures. We bought our tickets online, and joined the queue about 15 minutes before the gates opened - there were perhaps 50 people in front of us. We entered, put the provided nametags on our seats, and took a wander around the harbor, grabbing a quick dinner near the opera house (if we had been with friends, the open-air restaurants at the cinema looked inviting as well).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim B
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