There’s nothing better (or more Sydney) than parking it on a picnic blanket in your local park to watch the summers hottest releases on the big screen. This summer, The Sunset Cinema is returning to North Sydney and for January through March, you’ll be able to lay out on the grass and do exactly that. There’ll be fresh films like Jackie, Lion and La La Land to keep you entertained all summer long.
These are our picks for every movie you need to see at The Sunset Cinema this summer.
Based on a true story, Lion follows Saroo Brierly, who was adopted by an Australian family after becoming separated from his family in Calcutta at five years old. Twenty five years on he starts to remember his childhood and the search for his family begins, with Google Earth. Lion stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, plus Oscar buzz has well and truly started for this one.
Lion is screening at The Sunset Cinema on Thursday 23 February and Saturday 4 March, buy your tickets here.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Any excuse to be swept back into the Harry Potter world is okay by us and this movie is no different. In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, young wizard, Newt Scamander (oh, the name), takes a trip from not-so-sunny England to New York with nothing but a leather suitcase filled with a whole lotta crazy. As expected, the case wrecks havoc on the poor magic-less muggles and takes you along for the ride. Enough said.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is screening at Sunset Cinemas on Saturday 21 January and Wednesday 8 February, buy your tickets here.
La La Land
Any movie starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has our stamp of approval and La La Land is no different. Emma plays Mia, an aspiring actress and Ryan plays Sebastian, a struggling jazz musician who fall in love and try to make it in the city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The musical is set in modern Los Angeles and it’s definitely worth a watch.
La La Land is screening at The Sunset Cinema on Friday 10 February and Tuesday 14 February, buy your tickets here.
Jackie follows Queen of class, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, as she battles through grief and trauma following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. The film is based on one of the biggest events in American history as seen through her eyes, and offers a pretty intimate view into her world. Plus, it’s all based on the true story so it’s definitely worth a watch.
Jackie is screening at Sunset Cinemas on Friday 3 March, buy your tickets here.
It’s a classic for a reason people. Dirty Dancing is one of those movies that every man (and his mum) has seen because classic Swayze is hard to beat, even on his worst day. There’s dancing, there’s romance and there’s a LOT of drama, like all good movies should have. You know you want to watch it again, and hey, who are we to judge?
Dirty Dancing is screening at Sunset Cinemas on Thursday 2 February, buy your tickets here.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Since all Star Wars fans have no doubt already hotfooted it to the cinemas to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (twice), we’re telling you to go and see it again. It’s totally different to sit outside and watch one of your faves. This one is a throwback, explaining Jyn Erso’s (Rebellion soldier and criminal) mission to steal the plans to the Death Star and according to all of our Star Wars loving friends, it’s an absolute winner.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is screening at Sunset Cinemas on Saturday 28 January and Saturday 11 February, buy your tickets here.
Fifty Shades Darker
A list of movies to see this summer wouldn’t be complete without the raunchy second instalment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, or at least, it would just be tamer. If you aren’t caught up yet, Fifty Shades Darker starts with Christian Grey working to win back Anastasia Steele (after buggering it all up at the end of the first movie) and it follows their interesting relationship as it unfolds. You know you want to see it.
Fifty Shades Darker is screening at Sunset Cinemas on Friday 17 March, buy your tickets here.
WIN 1 Of 25 Double Passes To Sunset Cinema
Terms & Conditions: The promotion period is 9:00 (AEDST) on Monday 30 January 2017 to 11:59 (AEDST) on Tuesday 7 February. Entries close at 11:59 (AEDST) on Tuesday 7 February. The winners will be notified by email on Monday 6 February. By entering the competition, you agree to subscribe to the Urban List and The Sunset Cinema email database. Prize: Twenty five (25) general admission adult double passes to a single session at The Sunset Cinema with the total dollar value of $950 ($38 per double pass). The prize must be redeemed in one single transaction. Tickets are valid in North Sydney until Saturday 18 March. Tickets are not valid for redemption for the Valentine’s Day session on Tuesday 14 February.
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