Summer nights and movies: what more could you want?
The most glam of the outdoor cinemas is St George OpenAir. From your seats in the stadium you can watch the screen rise up over the water, with the Opera House and Bridge as the backdrop, all while enjoying restaurant-standard food and alcoholic beverages.
The 2019 film program will feature more than a dozen premiere and preview screenings, the new Oscar hopefuls, blockbusters and a selection of 2018’s best films.
Opening night premiere is Mary, Queen of Scots – starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
Another drawcard with be the premiere of Nicole Kidman crime drama Destroyer – Karyn Kusama's film has been getting rave reviews.
New films getting a run include Green Book (Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen), On the Basis of Sex (Felicity Jones), Vice (Christian Bale), The Favourite (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz), The Front Runner (Hugh Jackman), The Mule (Clint Eastwood), Colette (Keira Knightley) and Holmes & Watson (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly).
Also screening during the season are Ladies in Black, The Girl in the Spider's Web, A Simple Favour, Crazy Rich Asians, Ryan Gosling in First Man, Gaga in A Star Is Born and Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Additionally the program includes the Sydney premiere of the remake of Colin Thiele's pelican tale Storm Boy, and four outstanding foreign language films: Normandy Nude (France), Cold War (Poland), Non Fiction (France) and Everybody Knows (Spain), starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
For those making a full evening of it, Matt Moran’s Sydney dining institution Chiswick will again be providing a signature menu, with their philosophy of paddock-to-plate cooking.
Tickets go on sale from December 10. Last year 40,000 went in just the first two days, so be sure to add it to your diary.