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Best cinema in the world

Sydney harbour at its finest , we were lucky enough to also be part of the upgrade which meant we... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Kym P
Middle Dural, Australia
via mobile
Fabulous night oit

Kids and I went to see three billboards. We are visiting from England and a pal recommended. We got... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Mrs Macquarie Rd | Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1300 366 649
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Sydney harbour at its finest , we were lucky enough to also be part of the upgrade which meant we dined on aria restaurant food under a marque looking over the gorgeous vista of the gardens , Sydney opera house and harbour The food and...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Kids and I went to see three billboards. We are visiting from England and a pal recommended. We got there early, saved our seats and had something to eat. The whole evening was a great experience - you had to pinch yourself at times as...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The St George Open air cinema is incredible. Make sure you secure seats early as they do sell out quickly. It’s such a lovely experience to get there a little early to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset before the movie starts....More

Thank Ansavon
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The OpenAir is something of an institution and has upgraded its offering a number of times over the years, particularly in relation to the number of areas & tables available to drink & dine pre film. So long as one likes cinema/film this is a...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Really amazing evening had by all. $39 may seem a little steep but the views and atmosphere really are to die for. The food is average at best but you can save your seat and then leave therefore I would recommend a picnic or better...More

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Of course watching a movie on a balmy Sydney night with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the back ground is going to be great, but get there at 6.30pm, get a table and have a few drinks and dinner before the sun goes...More

Thank sjricho6
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Every Sydneysider should experience this at least once in their lifetime, if not more! Celebrate the new year by attending this amazing experience. Online tickets go fast though so make sure you sign up to the mailing list. Splurge and purchase Sponsor Lounge/Reserved Dining seating...More

Thank AnnieT2161
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Imagine watching a great movie with the Sydney skyline, Opera House and Harbour Bridge as the backdrop....sound amazing and the screen and quality of the picture unbelievably good...truly amazing and memorable experience...a one of a kind memory. thank you #Westpac for the invitation and your...More

Thank Laleh N
Reviewed 26 January 2018

One of the Best Sydney Harbour experiences you could do.Get an uber or taxi to save parking or long walk,but still magical through the Gardens onto Lady Macquaries chair. Get there even a couple of hours before, secure a seat high in middle for best...More

Thank Hubieone
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The huge cinema screen is actually on the water with tiered seating on land looking out towards the Opera House, the Bridge and the City skyline. There surely can't be a better location for watching a film under the stars. The bar and food service...More

Thank Mark N
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frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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24 May 2018|
Response from bavey | Reviewed this property |
It’s seasonal - runs from early January through February with 1 film per night at 8.30. There’s an app that you can download which should have the 2018 program just past - programming quite mainstream but at quality end... More
Abigail H
31 January 2017|
Response from barrera | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they give you little seat name notices going in. Even if you only get one, you could sit in your seat and put the reservation notice on his until he arrives.