"The Good Ole Days are Now" is the clever motto of the Golden Age Cinema and Bar in Sydney's Surry Hills. The heritage listed Paramount Pictures building, renovated and restored was once known as the Hollywood Quarter in the 1940's as it elegantly showcased an art deco style. Once the screening room of Paramount House and steeped in rich history, Golden Age Cinema and Bar has been cleverly reinvented by artists, architects, historians and interior designers to once again create a unique environment for film goers to appreciate food, wine and most importantly film.
The food menu is a unique experience in itself. The ever popular popcorn has been spruced up with new exotic flavours; szechuan, sea salt, chilli cheese and parmesan, cinnamon donut. All served in handy silver cups.
There are mixed spice nuts, marinated olives, a cheese platter or tasty cheese toasties all aptly named. Try The Spielberger housing pastrami, swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut and mustard or the deliciously wicked Fellini with provolone, salami and pickled chilli. My favourite was the all American, Big Cheese with you guessed it: cheese, cheese, cheese and chives.
Let's face it though the crowds are here for the movies. An ever changing variety of movies to view from old to new. Allocated seating with a first in, first served philosophy. Open all year round, tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of screening from 5pm. Currently Date Night, Boyhood and Night Moves are playing at varied times in the small and intimate cinema. The venue is for hire at a reasonable starting price of $350 per hour for the state of the art audio system, comfortable seating for 56 guests in award winning heritage surroundings.