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Bombshell actor John Lithgow on playing Trump, Churchill and sex creep Roger Ailes
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Bombshell actor John Lithgow on playing Trump, Churchill and sex creep Roger Ailes

Don't be fooled by the parts he plays: John Lithgow is actually an incredibly nice guy

Six movies to see on Boxing Day 2019
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Six movies to see on Boxing Day 2019

The post-Christmas movie serves multiple purposes – heat relief, child minding, time killer, desperate attempt at family bonding...

Meet new Star Wars star Naomie Ackie
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Meet new Star Wars star Naomie Ackie

This London thespian went from The End of the F***ing World to a galaxy far, far away

American Express Openair Cinemas Inner West

American Express Openair Cinemas Inner West

Cadigal Green, on the south-of-King-Street side of the University of Sydney, is hosting the new season of American Express Openair Cinemas. This year there are four weeks of screenings, many including DJs and live music. Dogs are not just tolerated at every screening, they're positively welcomed. The line-up includes festive new releases as well as big blockbuster screenings we’ve been waiting to watch all year. Keep the post-Christmas cheer going with a night of holiday tunes and awkwardly adorable romance in Last Christmas, which features the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, alongside Henry Golding. Then, watch Jennifer Lopez give a career-defining performance in the Wall Street stripper flick, Hustlers, or see Hollywood in the late '60s through Tarantino’s creative lens in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Other favorites include Jojo Rabbit, Bombshell, Joker and the next installment in the Star Wars series.  Tickets are going for $14-$42 depending on how luxe you want your night at the movies to be. American Express Card Members get a whole range of benefits including 15 per cent off all tickets and complimentary blanket hire. Doors open at 6pm and movies begin at sunset. Check out the full program here and book your tix to the flicks today.

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Read reviews of all the latest films

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Upcoming film festivals in Sydney

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The best outdoor cinemas in Sydney

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Just Mercy
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Just Mercy

A trainee lawyer helps death row inmates in this stirring drama based on the work of attorney Bryan Stevenson

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks is a beaming, slightly cryptic Fred Rogers in a movie that's really about a journalist in need of a hug

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
1917
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1917

This reinvention of WWI movies marries technical virtuosity, jittery thrills and an emotional core

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Little Women
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Little Women

Greta Gerwig has directed a huggably self-deprecating take on the Louisa May Alcott classic

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Jojo Rabbit
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Jojo Rabbit

A Nazi boy befriends a fantasy Führer in Taika Waititi's audacious WWII comedy, which charts a tricky way into a tough subject

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The best cinemas in Sydney

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
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Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Without doubt the grandest cinema in Sydney, Cremorne’s Art Deco picture palace is a stunning step back in time. Built in 1935 by George Kenworthy, the top theatrical architect of the period, today’s version is even glitzier than the original thanks to a $2.5-million restoration some years back by owner and local TV celeb Mike Walsh. Each of the six auditoria has its own colour scheme and decor, but the 744-seat Orpheum is the true star of the show. It even has a genuine Wurlitzer cinema organ, which rises out of a stage pit on weekend evenings complete with flashing lights and a grinning organist. Expect a mix of mainstream US, British and Australian fare, with some art-house, special presentations and the occasional cabaret show.

Ritz Cinema Randwick
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Ritz Cinema Randwick

With a distinctive Art Deco design restored to its former 1930s glory and an impressive sound system, the six-screen Ritz cinema is both a local landmark and an excellent venue for catching the latest mainstream releases. Signs explain the regulations – no alcohol, bare feet, smoking or skateboards – which make sense if you hit the place in the afternoon after school’s out. In the evening the place attracts a different crowd, including film geeks who seek out the Ritz for its great acoustics and old-fashioned flair. Upstairs the inimitable Bar Ritz boasts a marble bar and balcony – perfect for pre- and post-film drinks. Bus 372, 373, 376, 377.

Golden Age Cinema
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Golden Age Cinema

It was one of the most exciting new movie theatre openings in Sydney since, well, the golden age of cinema itself. Since 2013, the Golden Age Cinema and Bar has been the much-loved swank basement occupant inside the stunning Art Deco Paramount building on Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills. The building was constructed in 1940 as the offices of Paramount Pictures, with a basement theatrette for the previewing of movies to cinema owners. The space was utilised during World War II for the screening of news reels and informational films for the military. In its time, the building has been visited by such Hollywood stars as Bob Hope and Charlton Heston. The creators of Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema – Barry, Bob and Chris Barton – tried for many years to launch a similar rooftop project on top of the Paramount building. Frustrated by local residents' objections, they opted instead to convert the old screening room into a 60-seat cinema with an adjoining bar. Cinema seats from the 1940s were located in Switzerland and were installed in the space. Two vintage projectors remain on the premises, although the new cinema utilises a digital projector. As the boutique Golden Age Cinema, it screens both classic films and new releases as programmed by Kate Jinx, host of FBi's Picture Show. Alongside fine wines, high-quality cinema snacks are offered in the adjoining bar – expect the best sundaes ever – and chefs will pair menus with films. The building also houses Paramount Coffee Project, fr

Roseville Cinemas
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Roseville Cinemas

This independent, family owned twin cinema of Roseville is quaint, lovely and local. Originally a town hall, it became a cinema in 1919 and underwent a renovation in 2011 They screen a wonderful mix match of art house, foreign and independent movies. There are crying rooms for parents with babies, and they have a bar!

Palace Norton Street Cinemas
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Palace Norton Street Cinemas

Leichhardt's Palace Cinemas were fully refurbed in 2013 and now have eight auditoria, all licensed, and an impressive foyer with a lounge bar and café on site. Palace Norton Street plays host to some of the best annual film festivals such as the French, Spanish, Greek, German and Italian. It is also in close proximity to the eateries and vibrant culture of Norton Street.