2016 season

8 January to 19 February 2016

St.George OpenAir Cinema is set to return on Friday, 8 January for another extraordinary summer of film on Sydney Harbour.

This year we’ve viewed more than 100 films and attended the New York, Toronto and Locarno film festivals to create what we believe is an unrivaled program to be announced in early December.

To celebrate our 20th Sydney season, we’re working on some exciting changes to the event which we’ll let you know about shortly.  Same memorable experience, just done a little differently.

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Get in the swing of things – check out our 2015 trailer

The Experience

A Sydney summer experience not to be missed.  A festival of film and celebration of Sydney’s amazing lifestyle that’s been the entertainment of choice for more than 70,000 patrons each year.  Over the last few years we’ve increased our capacity due to the overwhelming demand and in 2016 we will be catering for 2000 guests nightly.  St.George OpenAir is arguably the world’s most beautiful cinema set against the stunning Sydney backdrop that spans the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and city skyline.

As soon as the gates open, a festive atmosphere kicks in as friends and acquaintances find each other at water’s edge to eat, drink and delight in the amazing Sydney panorama.  Then, as the sun falls beyond the city, the audience takes to the grandstand, the giant screen rises three storeys above the harbour and the world of film takes hold.

The film program features premieres, previews and current releases, from blockbuster to arthouse and across a wide selection of genres. The 2015 season included 20 Australian premiere or preview screenings.

Event Overview:

  • Gates Open: 6.15pm
  • Film start: 8.30pm – 8.45pm (start time varies based on pre-event activity and sunset time)
  • Restaurant Open: 6.15pm to commencement of film
  • Bar Open: 6.15pm to end of film
  • Domain Carpark – closes 12 midnight