Top 10 Open Air Cinemas in Sydney 2024

Open Air Cinemas in Sydney 2024

Get ready for a cinematic experience under the stars, because we’ve rounded up the ‘Top 10 Open Air Cinemas in Sydney for 2024’ just for you. From stunning views to cosy setups, these outdoor movie spots are the perfect blend of entertainment and ambiance. Let’s dive into the list and make your next movie night unforgettable!

In alphabetical order…

Cinema under the Stars

Cinema Under the Stars returns in January and February 2024, offering free outdoor movie experiences under the open sky. Grab your family and friends, along with a picnic, popcorn, cosy rug, or low chairs, for an enjoyable evening of cinema magic in these picturesque locations across Sutherland Shire:

All movie screenings commence at 6.30pm. Wet weather updates will be via the event pages.

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Cockatoo Island Open Air Cinema

Experience an extraordinary family adventure this school holiday season at Sydney Open Air Cinema on Cockatoo Island! Our captivating events offer the perfect blend of entertainment and outdoor fun for families. Immerse yourselves in the magic of open-air movies against the stunning backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline. With a range of family-friendly films and a cozy atmosphere, it’s an ideal way to create lasting memories. Join us for an unforgettable school holiday experience, filled with laughter, joy, and the beauty of outdoor cinema magic. Secure your tickets now for an enchanting family outing!

Enjoy a diverse selection of food and drinks and quench your thirst with a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available from their partnered drink vendors.

Live music performances to set the mood and enhance the overall ambience. Witness the sunset, added touch of natural beauty to the experience.

  • Thursdays to Saturdays, 4-20 January 2024
  • Adults from $30
  • Children (5-11y) from $26
  • VIP tickets also available

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Darling Quarter

After a stellar first season, Warner Bros. Discovery Open Air Cinema is back for an encore. Step into the wonderland of Darling Quarter to kick the year off with jaw-dropping blockbusters, fabulous food, and plenty of free entertainment. Featuring 18 free screenings, Warner Bros. Discovery has returned with some of their most iconic films, as well as new favourites.

Sip on a drink from the Archie Rose pop-up bar. Archie Rose is Australia’s most highly awarded distillery.

  • Thursdays to Sundays, 11 – 28 January 2024
  • General admission free (limited availability)
  • 1-person bean bag $12.90
  • 2-person bean bag $18.69
  • 1 picnic banket (seats 4 – 6 people) $24.49

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Laneway Cinema

Heritage surrounds, hot slices of pizza, classic films, starry skies, wine, bean bags and a FREE movie screening – this is not your average movie night!
  • Every Wednesday, 10 January – 27 March 2024
  • Entry to The Rocks Laneway Cinema is free, but for the best seats in the house – be sure to register for your free ticket. If you miss out on tickets, never fear walk ups are also welcome.

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Manly Open Air Cinema

The Manly Open Air Cinema is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Food stalls will be offering a delectable variety of culinary delights, and drink vendors will be serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Enjoy live music performances as the sun sets to set the mood and enhance the overall ambiance. As the sun dips below the horizon, the movie screening will commence, creating a captivating atmosphere for all, with a surprise cinema effect to be experienced.

Comfy Bean Bags and High Quality Headphones for audio will be provided. Please ensure you arrive early as seating allocation is based on a first-in-first-served basis.

  • 16 – 18 February 2024
  • General admission from $30
  • VIP from $150

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Moonlight Cinema

Pack your picnic baskets, gather your loved ones and perfect your sunset photography skills because Moonlight Cinema’s season is here.

Spend a gorgeous summer evening under the stars, surrounded by stunning greenery. Snap a pic of the stunning sunset as you toast with friends and family (dogs included). Indulge in a delicious picnic spread coupled with your BYO drink of choice, then catch a box office blockbuster, a family flick or an iconic blast from the past under the beautiful night sky.

Experience a taste of luxury with AAMI Gold Grass. Treat yourself with a premium bean bed situated in an exclusive area and a great view of the screen. Sit back and relax with waiter service straight to your seat. It’s perfect for those who want to enhance their Moonlight Cinema experience.

  • Tuesdays to Sundays, until 9 March 2024
  • General admission $26 (or $23 if you have Cinebuzz membership)
  • Connoisseur Lounge $42
  • AAMI Gold Grass $51
  • Platinum Experience (2 Adults) $250

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Movies in the Park

We are delighted to announce the return of Movies in the Park. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a great evening of free entertainment for all the family under the stars. Screenings commence at sunset.

  • Select Saturdays until 23 March 2024
  • Free entry

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All the coolest things about a Sydney summer can be found at MOV’IN BED, Sydney’s hottest summer cinema experience. Showcasing new release films and classic favourites through until April, MOV’IN BED transforms Barangaroo’s Harbour Park into a city beach, where 280 tons of white sand is laid out with 150 plush queen-size cloud-like beds, replete with pillows and blankets, for couples and friends to cosy up in front of the largest outdoor screen in Australia.

With the sparkling Barangaroo skyline as the backdrop, an extensive program of new and classic films and delectable food and beverage offerings served directly to your bedside, MOV’IN BED is an extraordinary yet affordable premium experience in a city that knows how to make summer fun. On a balmy summer night when the sun is setting directly across the water behind a giant 15 metre 4K screen, why would you be anywhere else? You can literally go out and go to bed, eat out and dine in. It’s ingenious and so Sydney – fun and chill, laid-back and upbeat all at once

  • 12 January – 14 April 2024
  • Sand ticket (BYO towel) Adults $18
  • Sand ticket (BYO towel) Concessions $12
  • Bed for 2 people $89
  • Bed for 3 people $119
  • VIP Bed for 2 people $150
  • VIP Bed for 3 people $225

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Sunset Cinema North Sydney

They’ve got the tummy covered with movie must-haves like freshly popped popcorn, Bulla cinema choc-tops, & candy. The Greens is also onsite each night serving up a delicious menu of mouth-watering meals!

  • Adults $25
  • Concession $20
  • Children (3-12y) $15
  • Sunset Lounge $50

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Westpac Open Air Cinema

The world’s most beautiful cinema. Set against a backdrop that spans the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline. Westpac Open Air creates unforgettable moments.

  • 10 January – 20 February 2024
  • General admission $38
  • Chandon Garden Experience $49
  • Summer House Premium Experience $88

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