The best outdoor cinemas in Sydney

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to watching flicks in the open air in this town
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Feel like enjoying a film in a park, or by the water? Do alfresco movies like an expert with Time Out’s guide to the new summer season, from blockbusters to tearjerkers to real horror shows. Bring a rug, bring your family – some even let you bring your dog. While you're planning your summer adventures, check out these harbour islands or these tourist attractions that don't suck.

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Skyline Drive-In Blacktown

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Enjoy all the holiday movies like it’s 60 years ago at Sydney’s only drive-in cinema. It’s been renovated to follow a 1950s theme, with diner food like hamburgers, hot dogs, shakes and banana splits served by staff in era-appropriate costume. 

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The best picnic spots in Sydney

What could be more romantic than a picnic packed for two and sweeping harbour views? Where else could you organise a long, lazy lunch for a big group of friends? Or, an impromptu dinner date alfresco? Cancel your restaurant booking and head to one of these top places to enjoy a picnic. We’ve called ahead to find out if there’s parking, toilets and barbecues too. You can thank us later.

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