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Movie night with a million dollar view
If you haven't yet experienced an outdoor cinema in Sydney, I would recommend booking a ticket to the St George Open Air Cinema. Located in the heart of the city at Mrs Macquaries Point, movie-goers will be treated to a unique night out under the stars.
St George Open Air cinema - image source: *vlad*https://www.flickr.com
The cinema will be screening from 7 January to 17 February 2017.
Featuring fresh new films with stars such as Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Bryan Cranston, there is a plenty for the whole family to see.
Here are a few of the movies being screened:
Edge of Seventeen
A heart-felt and funny film about a seventeen-year-old girl navigating the awkward years of high school and growing up, seeks solace from her school teacher (played by Woody Harrelson) who is as equally troubled by life as she is.
Brian Cranston plays the doting dad in this comedy that has a similar tone to the Meet the Parents franchise, only more tech savvy. Brian's character meets his daughter's billionaire boyfriend for the first time and gets begrudgingly thrown into the crazy world of Silicon Valley.
A film about the one of the most famous First Ladys', Jackie Kennedy and the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Natalie Portman gives a moving portrayal of a significant moment in US history, from the perspective of the person who knew the President best, his wife.
T2 Trainspotting (Australian Premiere)
Revisit the cult film that brought Ewan McGregor into the spotlight. Less of a gentleman he plays in most of his films, his character Mark Renton is a former heroin addict who returns to his home city after twenty years and reunites with the friends who shared the same all-consuming addiction. It is destined for disaster but that doesn't make the ride any less interesting. The film is a fast-moving, dark comedy that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. (Note: this is not a family film)
Telluride Mountainfilm Festival (Australian Premiere)
On 10 February, Open Air will screen the documentary firm festival that has been running annually in North America for over 37 years. The festival's theme is a mixture of environmentalism, culture and outdoor adventure aimed to inspire. www.mountainfilm.org
Food and beverages are sold on-site with catering being supplied by Events by Aria and Pat and Stick's ice-cream. No need to sneak in snacks at this cinema, the menu will include pumpkin and lime laksa, wagyu beef burgers and coconut pannacotta.
If you want to make the night even more memorable, you may want to take advantage of the hotel package with the InterContinental Sydney. Visit: www.icsydney.com.au