It’s no secret Sydney-siders like to take things outside where possible (check out the post on outdoor markets here). So it makes sense that Sydney has a plethora of outdoor cinemas on offer. Imagine sitting on the grass amidst warm coastal evening breezes as you watch the latest movie on a full-size screen. Perfect for date night, perfect for the whole family.
Here are a few options that are closer to Bondi!
Held in Bondi Pavilion, this annual short film festival features the most innovative and entertaining short films from around the world. Their program consists of 100 films selected from over 2500 entries. Stroll down from your Ruby’s Residence, and don’t worry about finding a parking spot. Don’t forget to head to the Flickerfest Bar for some pre-film drinks. The Bar is open every day for the duration of the festival and overlooks the famous Bondi Beach.
January 11th- 20th.
Mov’in Bed Open Air Cinema
This one features extra-large super-comfy beds for you while you watch the movie. Book one for yourself and your partner for an extra cozy date night, or get a second one for the kids to snuggle up on. Once you get on one of these beds, you won’t want to get off. The good news is you won't have to - you can order food and drink straight to your bed.
November 20th - February 17th.
You can choose from a mix of new release and classic films, and opt to rent a bean bag or bring your own cushions and blankets. While they do have on-site caterers, you’re most welcome to BYO food, alcohol, and dog (though all dogs must be kept on a short leash at all times).
November 29th - March 31st.
An honourable mention goes to the St George Open Air Cinema. It may not be Bondi, but when dusk settles in and the three-story-tall screen rises from the harbour, it is truly spectacular. Enjoy one of the gourmet food and beverage offerings as the sun sets over the cityscape, then settle in for the movie.
January 8th - February 16th.
- Liv Steigrad for Ruby’s Residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.