Sunset Cinema returns for its 10th season

Much to the delight of COVID-cautious cinema fans, the Sunset Cinema has returned to the North Sydney Oval for its tenth season.

Running until 26 March, the picturesque grandstand will show 35 films and offer a great opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather with your family, mates or dates.

The nostalgic setting of North Sydney Oval, with its art-deco golden-era pavilions and historic cricket grounds, makes this one of the most unique outdoor cinema experiences in Australia.

The outdoor cinema kicked off in December with a variety of much-loved festive movies including Love Actually (16 & 18 December), Home Alone (17 December), Die Hard (22 December) and A Boy Called Christmas (23 December).

After Christmas, this summer’s hottest new releases will light up the night, giving those who were deprived of the movie-going experience a chance to make up lost time as a result of the pandemic-induced hiatus.

Some of the standout films include The French Dispatch (13 & 22 January), Spiderman: No Way Home (21 January & 17 February), No Time To Die (20 & 29 January) and House of Gucci (3 & 18 February).

Nothing screams outdoor cinema more than an adored classic, so warm up your vocal cords for those feel-good toe-tapping favourites including Westside Story (11 February) and Dirty Dancing (12 February), both of which will be shown in the lead up to Valentine’s Day for the ultimate romantic date night.

Brad Garth, general manager of Sunset Cinema, said the program had been carefully considered to celebrate cinema following the volatility of events in Australia, and inspire Sydneysiders to leave the at-home streaming slump for a special big-screen experience.

“This year marks ten years of Sunset Cinema and a decade of driving events that cater for a huge variety of movie-lovers – teaching us that there is no experience more inclusive than going to the movies,” he said.

Because movies are best enjoyed with a great bevvie, there will be a fully stocked bar with beverages from Greenall’s Gin, Big Drop Brewing, Fowles Wine, StrangeLove and BentSpoke, as well as hearty eats by local food vendor, Casa Fine Foods.

Sunset Cinema has partnered with the caterer to curate the perfect outdoor cinema menu, which includes artisan charcuterie boards and an array of delicious mains including a zesty pesto pasta, a crunchy brown rice poke bowl and a beef brisket pastrami & Tasmanian raclette toastie.

Patrons can order these delicious foods via Mr Yum, so they can enjoy the movie and a few drinks while they wait to receive a text to collect their food.

Movie-must-have snacks like freshly popped popcorn, chocolates and lollies will also be available each session. Sunset Cinema also allows for a BYO picnic.