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Westpac OpenAir

  • Film, Outdoor cinema
  • Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney
Westpac Openair Cinema
Photograph: Fiora Sacco

Time Out says

Movies return to the stunning surrounds of Sydney Harbour for the summer of 2023

Somebody pop the Champagne – Sydney’s most stunning outdoor cinema has confirmed a return season. Westpac OpenAir will take over Mrs Macquaries Point again this summer, with the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as its staggering backdrop. 

Running over 40 nights from January 8 to February 21, there’s more than iconic views in store. You can expect pre-show DJs, and more dining experiences to choose from than ever before. With big name chefs like Mike McEnearney (Kitchen By Mike) taking charge of the nosh in previous years, you can expect that this year’s refreshments will be nothing to sneeze at. 

Now, the 2023 film program is yet to be confirmed, but they are teasing blockbusters along the likes of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis; Top Gun: Maverick; the much gossiped-about Don’t Worry Darling; and David Bowie biopic Moonage Daydream.

Pull up a folding chair, grab a snack (or an entire bottle of Champagne, ice bucket and all) and settle down to a film projected on a huge three-storey-high screen that lights up as night falls over the harbour. 

If you really want a run-up for the view, take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens to the cinema (but word to the wise, don't leave it too late, lest you be caught wandering through a maze of dead ends in the dark and missing the start of the movie). You'll always have something to awe at, even if the film you've chosen doesn't turn out to be to your taste – though that's unlikely, given your plethora of options.

Full line-ups of films, food and drinks will drop over the coming weeks. You can sign up for Westpac OpenAir's newsletter here.

Love the cinema? Check out our round-up of choctop hotspots here

Alannah Maher
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Alannah Maher


Mrs Macquaries Point
Mrs Macquaries Rd

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