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by Adrian Kmita (subscribe)
Writer and Osteopath. A Sydneysider traveling the world solving life's puzzles. instagram.com/AdrianKmita
Published March 10th 2016
See some of the best movies ever made for absolutely FREE
Movie blockbuster season is fast approaching as summer in the northern hemisphere peaks over the horizon. However there is nothing quite like seeing your favourite retro movies back on the big screen. With this in mind, a number of venues across Sydney this autumn are showcasing some of the most fantastic cinema masterpieces for absolutely FREE. With the big cinema chains getting increasingly expensive over recent years, there is really no better solution for closet cinema lovers to get out and explore what Sydney has to offer. Here is a list of some of the best spots to catch free films around town.

Free Movies at the Soda Factory
Free Movies at the Soda Factory

Movie Mondays at the Soda Factory

The hip American inspired eatery and bar known as the Soda Factory, located in Surry Hills, will be showcasing FREE movies on Mondays during the autumn and early winter. The list of movies on show will be quite stellar, with the absolute stand out being Back To The Future on April 4th. Classic American inspired food will be on offer, including hot dogs and burgers, while guests sit back in alcoves and enjoy a free night at the movies. The schedule for Movie Mondays at the Soda Factory is as follows:

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Monday March 14th at 8pm

Back to the Future (1985)
Monday April 4th at 8pm

Fargo (1996)
Monday April 11th at 8pm

Fight Club (1999)
Monday April 18th at 8pm

Billy Madison (1995)
Monday May 2nd at 8pm

The Princess Bride (1987)
Monday May 9th at 8pm

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Monday May 23rd at 8pm

Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (1997)
Monday May 30th at 8pm

For more information visit their website at sodafactory.com.au or just pop in for a visit. They are located at 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills.

Free Movies at the Art Gallery of NSW
Free Movies at the Art Gallery of NSW

Free Film Series: Putting on a Show at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW will also be offering a FREE series of movies that are inspired by the theme "Putting on a Show". Each film on the schedule will explore performance and theatricality, including classic musicals, rock documentaries and psychedelic horror. Undoubtedly the star attraction will be the Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds classic Singin' in the Rain. The schedule for Putting on a Show at the Art Gallery of NSW is as follows:

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Wednesday March 23rd at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday March 27th at 2pm

The Kids are Alright (1979)
Monday March 28th at 2pm

Cabaret (1972)
Wednesday March 30th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday April 3rd at 2pm

Santa Sangre (1989)
Wednesday April 6th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday April 10th at 2pm

Rockaby (1982)
Saturday April 9th at 2pm

Poetry In Motion (1982)
Saturday April 9th at 3pm

The Harder They Come (1973)
Wednesday April 13th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday April 17th at 2pm

An American In Paris (1951)
Wednesday April 20th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday April 24th at 2pm

Highway (1999)
Saturday April 23rd at 2pm

'New Circus' (Documentary)
Saturday April 23rd at 3:15pm

Nightmare Alley (1947)
Wednesday April 27th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday May 1st at 2pm

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Wednesday May 4th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday May 8th at 2pm

The Red Shoes (1948)
Wednesday May 11th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday May 15th at 2pm

Satin Rouge (2002)
Wednesday May 18th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday May 22nd at 2pm

'Dance in the Sun' (1953) and 'Flamenco at 5.15' (1983)
Saturday May 21st at 2.30pm

Dancers (1978)
Saturday May 21st at 3:15pm

Freaks (1932)
Wednesday May 25th at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday May 29th at 2pm

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Wednesday June 1st at 2pm and 7:15pm
Sunday June 5th at 2pm and 7:15pm

Latcho Drum (1993)
Wednesday June 8th at 2pm and 7:15pm

For more information about the film schedule visit the Art Gallery of NSW website at artgallery.nsw.gov.au.

Free Movies at the MCA
Free Movies at the MCA

Artist Film Picks: Grayson Perry at the MCA

To coincide with his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, renowned British artist Grayson Perry has selected a diverse range of films to explore issues around masculinity and various gender representations. The films will screen on Saturdays at the Veolia Lecture Theatre in the MCA, with the movie program being absolutely FREE to the public. The stand out movie on the MCA schedule is undoubtedly Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. The entire Artist Film Picks schedule is as follows:

Groundhog Day (1993)
Saturday March 12th at 2pm

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Saturday March 19th at 2pm

Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Saturday March 26th at 2pm

For more information about the Artist Film Picks movie schedule visit the MCA website at mca.com.au.

Free Movies at Sky Terrace Rooftop
Free Movies at Sky Terrace Rooftop

Sky Terrace Rooftop Cinema at The Star

This autumn The Star casino complex will be hosting FREE movie nights on Thursdays at their roof top bar location known as Sky Terrace. Working in conjunction with sponsor Rekorderlig, the Sky Terrace rooftop cinema will offer guests a free cider upon arrival to accompany the stellar entertainment. Blockbuster hits such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fast and the Furious 7 have already played in recent weeks, however there are still some highly entertaining movies on the horizon. The remaining rooftop cinema schedule is as follows:

Jurassic World (2015)
Thursday March 17th at 8pm

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Thursday March 24th at 8pm

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Thursday March 31st at 8pm

For more information visit about the rooftop movie program visit star.com.au. The Sky Terrace is located on Level 3 of The Star at 80 Pyrmont Street.

Free Movies at Cinema in the Square
Free Movies at Cinema in the Square

Cinema in the Square at World Square

Since the start of this year World Square in Sydney has hosted a silent cinema, featuring deckchairs and headphones, as well as access to a multitude of food outlet options. Sessions occur every Wednesday night from 7pm and admission is absolutely FREE. Cinema in the Square has had a distinct retro flavour to its film selections, which over the last few weeks have included When Harry Met Sally, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Jaws. The remaining film schedule will feature the one and only Gremlins. The current film schedule is as follows:

Gremlins (1984)
Wednesday March 16th at 7pm

For more information visit worldsquare.com.au. Reservations can also be made at ticketpro.com.au.

Cinema in the Square at World Square
Cinema in the Square at World Square
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Why? FREE movies indoors and outdoors at the coolest places around Sydney.
When: From now until early June.
Where: Soda Factory, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sky Terrace at The Star and World Square.
Cost: FREE
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