Greta Mayr

8 Best Outdoor Cinemas in Sydney | Man of Many

Hailed as ‘the world’s most beautiful cinema’ the St George Open Air cinema sits on one of the most sought after viewpoints overlooking Sydney harbour and the city skyline. A giant screen standing three storeys high is hydraulically lifted to stand before a 2000 seat grandstand to deliver one of the best outdoor cinemas in Sydney. Showing the top new movies (the 2018 season featured 44 movies with 18 premieres and previews), complemented with a mouth-watering menu and extensive beverage list makes for an unparalleled evening of charm and fun.

1. St George Open Air

Surrounded by the leafy backdrop of Sydney’ stunning Centennial Park and seated in a natural grass amphitheatre, the Moonlight Cinema is not only one of the best outdoor cinemas in Sydney, but easily the most enchanting. This outdoor experience is ideal for a date idea or groups of friends. Settle in and admire the sunset before enjoying one of the new releases or cult classics being shown over the Summer season. While you’re there make the most of their food truck and bar, or you even have the option to BYO.

2. Moonlight Cinema

Give your kids something to look forward to and keep your wallet happy by visiting this free outdoor cinema in Sydney. Movies by the Boulevard has a great range of popular blockbusters for all ages, as well as food and beverages and kids activities. On selected evenings they have face-painting, arts and craft and lawn games – and did we mention this is all free? Stay tuned for the release of their 2019 program and get your picnic rug ready.

3. Movies by the Boulevard

Anyone hailing from Sydney’s North will be pleased to know that there are also outdoor movies in Sydney catering to their side. The Sunset Cinema is a great way to kick back and relax while being entertained by the top new release movies. You can bring your own picnic, enjoy their must-have movie snacks or make the most of their on-site dining. You can also whet your whistle with this year’s partners Young Henrys and Grant Burge wines. For a special occasion, opt for the Lawn Lounge, which gives you a primely positioned bean lounger, free drink on arrival and a box of popcorn.

4. Sunset Cinema

Relive the retro diner, drive-in movie experience at the only drive-in outdoor cinema in Sydney with the Skyline Drive-In Blacktown. Enjoy an evening under the stars as the big screen lights up the night sky and creates an evening equal parts funky and magical. Whether you want to BYO pickup truck or rent a deck chair, you’ll settle in for an evening full of fun.

5. Skyline Drive-In Blacktown

The Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema is an ambient outdoor theatre in Sydney with a range of viewing options to suit every occasion. Go cabana class for a king-sized cabana bed, make the most of a VIP bell tents with your pals or opt for the smooth VIP for the best seats in the house. Be sure to hit up the bar and the candy bar for the most delicious and nostalgic movie treats. Presented by smoothfm 95.3 you know the evening will be filled with classic hits and good times.

6. Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

Perch yourself on a bean bag in the middle of Sydney’s leafy Inner West while being entertained by a new release movie on the huge outdoor cinema in Sydney. The Open Air Cinemas features live music, sunset drinks, food and of course top-notch flicks. Quench your thirst with 4Pines craft beer and Giesen wine and enjoy a mouth-watering curated menu by Salt Meats Cheese. American Express members can enjoy the full VIP experience in the lounge and also receive complimentary blanket hire.

7. Open Air Cinemas

Check out FlickerFest at Bondi Beach for the best short films from Australia and the world – at one of the best outdoor cinemas in Sydney. The festival then tours to over 50 venues nationally, giving you the coveted initial sneak peek of the most captivating short films in the country. FlickerFest is Australia’s leading Academy Accredited and BAFTA recognised Short Film festival, meaning you’ll only watch the most thought-provoking, hilarious or heartfelt short films. Top this high quality off with one of Sydney’s most iconic waterfront views and an unparalleled outdoor theatre in Sydney and you’ve got a guaranteed unforgettable evening.

8. FlickerFest

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