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Canvas Cinema at the Golden Sheaf's Canopy Bar
Photograph: The Golden Sheaf Cinemagoers ready to watch a movie at the Golden Sheaf's Canvas Cinema

Time Out says

Enjoy spring evenings with masterful movies and delicious gins at the Golden Sheaf Hotel

Spring has sprung, and that means one thing in Sydney: it's time to go alfresco. This is a city that thrives outside, preferably with a refreshing beverage in hand. That classic Sydney combo is exactly what you’ll find at the Golden Sheaf’s Canvas Cinema, where you can enjoy a great film under the stars, plus a limited-edition gin and tonic on arrival, for just $10.

The Sheaf’s upstairs Canopy Bar has been transformed into a pop-up outdoor movie oasis for five weeks, and a limited-edition Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic botanicals menu lets cinemagoers create their own bespoke thirst-quenchers.

A range of flavoured tonics – including an elderflower infusion, a sharp Sicilian lemon and a rich blend of aromatics – can be paired with your choice of fruity, herby or spicy botanicals, for a choose-your-own-adventure spin on the ever-popular G and T. Alternatively, you can sample a selection of gin-based cocktails, including a fresh yet creamy rhubarb and vanilla Gimlet and that classiest of Martinis, the Vesper.

There is also a finger food-style menu on offer, and best of all, your eats can be brought directly to your cinema seat, so you won’t miss a moment of your movie.

culturally eclectic program of films will be screening throughout October, with tickets priced at just $10, which includes your choice of limited-edition G and T. Proceedings kick off on October 3, with the 2002 biographical drama Frida, starring Salma Hayek in an Oscar-nominated portrayal of Mexican surrealist artist Frida Kahlo. The following week on October 10, we head to Tokyo with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson for Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning Lost in Translation. On October 24, comedy-drama Almost Famous gets groovy in 1973 with Kate Hudson, before a visit to the Big Apple on October 31, in the intimate 2010 documentary exploring the world of a revered fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham: New York.

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