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The Argyle shines during Vivid Sydney

The bar-restaurant complex in the Rocks has spectacular lights and bites

Photograph: Supplied

With outstanding restaurants, dazzling lighting displays and a wide spectrum of events, the Argyle in the Rocks is an ideal base for your Vivid adventure this winter.

Adopting the theme of ‘Parallel Universes’, the venue is featuring state-of-the-art light shows, roaming performers and even free movies and popcorn on Monday nights in the cobblestoned courtyard.

Casual bites at the Argyle Canteen, hearty Germanic eats at Munich Brauhaus and Tex-Mex fare at El Camino Cantina are all on hand from 5pm for a child-friendly pre- or post-viewing feast.

If you’re rolling with adults then the refined Japanese of Saké Restaurant and Bar, sensational steaks at the Cut Bar and Grill and (over in Circular Quay) the luxurious French of Café Ananas are going to be more your style.

The Argyle’s two floors, six bars and revolving line-up of DJs are bringing the Post-Vivid good times each weekend along with a special themed Vivid cocktail, the Lilikoi ($19) –Belvedere Pink Grapefruit, Aperol, raspberry and passionfruit.

Here’s what to expect over the remaining weeks at the Argyle:

May 30-Jun 5: A world of pure imagination

The topsy-turvy world of Willy Wonka comes to life in phantasmagoric light displays, crazy roaming performers and entertainment by DJs Brooklyn, the Faders, Nino Brown, KIN, Ben Morris and DJ Moto.
Movie Monday May 30: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Jun 6-12: A galaxy far, far away

Enter the Argyle’s futuristic world where entertainment by Andy Murphy, Lavida, Chivalry and Mike Champion is set to create a disturbance in the Force, while Star Wars characters will people the DJ decks and extra-terrestrial performers roam through the courtyard.
Movie Monday Jun 6, 8.30pm: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Jun 13-18: Avengers assemble

The final week of Vivid sees the Argyle transformed into a world of heroes, villains, and Marvel-themed madness. Let your secret identities come out to play with an insane DJ line-up featuring Minx, the Backhanderz, Bassik and Dave Winnel.
Movie Monday Jun 13, 8.30pm: The Avengers 

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