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The best outdoor cinemas in Sydney

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to watching flicks in the open air in this town

Photograph: Moonlight Cinema

Do alfresco movies like an expert with Time Out’s guide to the 2016-2017 summer season, from blockbusters to tear jerkers to real horror shows.


Sydney’s original outdoor film festival is 26 years young and attracts the best short films from around the world – not least because a win in one of the competition categories qualifies films for consideration for an Oscar nomination.


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Skyline Drive-In Blacktown

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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By: Rose Daisley