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What to do if it rains at open air cinema

Here is what to do if it looks like rain and you have tickets for one of Sydney's outdoor cinemas
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Outdoor cinema is something Sydney does better than anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, summer rain is also one of our specialties. Don’t be too bummed out – here is what to do if the weather looks bad and you’re not sure how your evening is going to play out...


Sunset Cinema North Sydney
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Film, Outdoor cinema

What to do if it rains at Sunset Cinema

icon-location-pin North Sydney Oval, North Sydney

Sunset Cinema offers a weather cancellation package at the cost of 7.5 per cent of your total booking value that means you’ll get an automatic refund. If you didn't go for this insurance option you’ll still be able to transfer your tickets to another night. But that's only if the screening is cancelled and screenings tend to go ahead, rain or shine. You’ll get a text message if there’s a cancellation, and you can double check on the site and on Facebook.

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Film, Outdoor cinema

What to do if it rains at Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

When you buy a ticket to Sydney’s most luxurious outdoor cinema you acknowledge that you might get wet. If they do cancel the screening, your ticket becomes a voucher that you can use to book another screening. If all the remaining screenings for the season are sold out then you’ll get a refund, no worries.

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