American Express Openair Cinemas Pyrmont

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outdoor cinema in Pyrmont with Sydney skyline in background
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Time Out says

Openair Cinemas return to Pyrmont with movies, food and drinks under the stars

Screening fresh new releases, golden oldies and critically acclaimed alternative films, American Express Openair Cinemas offers movie fanatics much more than the average cinematic experience. From October 31 to December 8, in Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont (across the road from The Star) will be taken over by a packed program of live entertainment, dining and music.

The season kicks off in terrifying style with a Halloween screening of It Chapter 2. Recent hits in the program include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Ad Astra, Hustlers, Downton Abbey (open caption screening), Yesterday and Joker. Australian hit Ride Like a Girl, directed by Rachel Griffiths, is also scheduled.

Need an outing for the whole family? The Lion King, Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Abominable are kid-friendly flicks that could suit the bill. Love democracy? For November 27, film fans are being asked to vote for their favourite from six cult flicks: Clueless, Cruel Intentions, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and 10 Things I Hate About You (vote now!).

Food this year will be available from the popular Canberra-based food truck Mr Papa, which will make its way up from the capital to serve Peruvian eats including loaded fries, street burgers and grazing platters. Drinks on sale include Giesen Wines, 4Pines beers, Pimms and Enjoy Water (Australian spring water in reusable aluminium cans).

Every Wednesday, guests can sample the full range of Giesen Wines (up to eight different varieties) to go with the screening of a romcom. If you find yourself a favourite wine, Happy Hour pricing enables an affordable upgrade to a bottle. Every weekend screening will be preceded by live music and DJ performances. 

Your American Express Card membership is your golden ticket to the exclusive lounge area. You’ll receive the VIP treatment, complete with a comfortable bean bag chair, blanket, movie snacks and the best view in the house. There’s also a tidy 15 per cent off selected tickets for members, plus access to the American Express Garden for sunset tipples and caramel popcorn.

By: Time Out editors

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