Westpac Open-Air Cinema 2020
As spring gives way to summer, organisers are excited to announce the return of the world’s most beautiful cinema to Sydney Harbour. The WESTPAC Open-Air Cinema 2020 season will run from January 9th – February 21st.
Westpac is welcomed as the Principal Partner. Organisers will continue to offer St.George customers special benefits during the 2020 season, and if you’re a Westpac customer you’ll find some wonderful opportunities awaiting you at OpenAir this summer.
From late November, the organisers will release news of the program highlights, and give you the opportunity to win tickets. They will also tell you about their fabulous new dining experiences, upgrades and innovations. In the meantime here are the key dates for your diary!
Full Film Program Released via the website:
Friday, 29, November 2019
Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster:
9am AEDT, 10 December 2019
Westpac and St.George Customer Pre-sale via Ticketmaster:
9am Friday 6th – 5pm Monday, 9th December 2019
***Update as at 16 November***
Westpac OpenAir is thrilled to announce its 2020 season will open with a special gala preview of the hotly-anticipated Bombshell on Thursday 9 January.
Starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award winner Charles Randolph.
Also confirmed for the 2020 season is Guy Ritchie’s The Gentleman starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, and Michelle Dockery. Returning to his crime caper roots, Ritchie’s latest crime comedy evolves around Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), an ex-pat in London looking to shuffle off his weed empire. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes from those who want his fortune.
Coming-of-age period drama, Little Women, from Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig will also screen. Featuring an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet and Australia’s very own Eliza Scanlen the film follows four sisters coming of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Sydney’s most sought after summer event will run from 9 January to 21 February, featuring an extraordinary line up of premieres and preview screenings.
The full film program for the 2020 season will be available from Friday, 29, November 2019. Tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale at 9am AEDT, 10 December via Ticketmaster, with an exclusive pre-sale for Westpac and St.George customers running from 9AM Friday, 6 December – 5PM Monday, 9 December.
***Update as at 1 December 2019***
Westpac OpenAir has unveiled a phenomenal line up of films for its 2020 season, to be screened at the beautiful Mrs Macquaries Point between 9 January and 21 February.
The summer program will feature a line-up of 14 premieres and preview screenings over the 44 nights, opening with the special gala preview of the hotly-anticipated Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie.
Oscar contender Little Women (Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet) will join Guy Ritchie’s pulsating London crime drama The Gentlemen (Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant), and Taika Waititi’s TIFF Audience Award-winner Jojo Rabbit (Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell), as three New Year releases sure to be in high demand on the harbour.
The program will also feature a selection of 2020’s most talked about films, including:
The premiere of Robert Egger’s acclaimed The Lighthouse (starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe);
Preview screenings of True History of the Kelly Gang (Russell Crowe) and the Jamie Foxx drama Just Mercy;
The Toronto hit biopic A Beautiful Day in The Neighbourhood featuring two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks;
The hilarious comedy Like A Boss starring Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek;
Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield;
A stunning new adaptation of the British drama Emma featuring Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Nighy;
The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch;
The Marie Curie biopic Radioactive starring Oscar® nominee Rosamund Pike;
The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo’s touching and hilarious Military Wives and;
Hotly-anticipated biographical drama The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.
On top of all that, an Australian classic will be re-imagined when Westpac OpenAir partners with the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and Paul Mac on Saturday, 15 February for the world premiere of NFSA Restores: The Sentimental Bloke, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the film with a new digital restoration. ARIA award-winner Paul Mac has composed an extraordinary musical score to one of Australian’s greatest silent films and will be performing this live at Westpac OpenAir. A Sydney summer experience not to be missed!
Audiences can also look forward to another opportunity to see some of 2019’s biggest and brightest box office hits on the harbour screen with Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Charlie’s Angels, Ride Like a Girl, Hustlers, Rocketman, Fisherman’s Friends, Official Secrets, Ford V Ferrari, Marriage Story, Blinded by the Light, Downton Abbey, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Knives Out, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Cats, and Pain & Glory.
The world-class program will be complemented by a choice of a full service restaurant or gourmet casual dining with previously announced high-profile chefs James Viles (Biota, Bertha’s Meats) and Clayton Wells (Automata, A1 Canteen) in charge of creating the 2020 menus for the world’s most beautiful cinema.
Tickets for Sydney’s most sought after summer event will go on sale at 9am AEDT, 10 December via Ticketmaster, with an exclusive pre-sale for Westpac and St.George customers running from 9AM Friday, 6 December – 5PM Monday, 9 December.
Event: Westpac OpenAir 2020
Where: Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney – adjacent to The Royal Botanic Garden
When: 9 January to 21 February, 2020
Gates, Bar and restaurant open from 6.00pm
Films commence shortly after nightfall (approx. 8.30-8.45pm)
Tickets: Tickets on sale from 10 December via Ticketmaster https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/westpac-openair-tickets/artist/1179705
Find the full program at www.westpacopenair.com.au
Advance Bookings*: General $40 / concession $38 (including $4 booking fee) Door Sales*: General $40 / concession $38 *additional costs may apply for special presentations
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