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:: Spotlight :: Starlight Cinema 2007

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

One of the best things about a Sydney summer is watching the latest and greatest movies under the stars. Jill Keyte, producer of Starlight Cinema said, “There is a big demand for outdoor events on Sydney’s North Shore. We are bringing Starlight Cinema back bigger and better this year with venues in North Sydney, Warriewood and the Hunter Valley. We’re excited by the passion our audience and sponsors have for our event.”

Starlight Cinema is the biggest and best outdoor cinema for those living and working on the North Shore (and those brave enough to cross the bridge)! It caters for everyone who loves doing it under the stars!

The North Sydney season kicks off with Toni Collette’s smash hit, Little Miss Sunshine on February 7, and at Warriewood on January 17, 2007.

The season includes blockbusters The Departed and Kenny, family favourites Charlotte’s Web and Eragon, cults The Princess Bride and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and for those in love, Volver and A Good Year.

Experience the ultimate date night on Valentine’s Day, see the latest romantic hit The Holiday and share a hamper with the one you love. Even better, be treated like a star in Star Class. In the Star Class VIP area, chill out in a deck chair, enjoy a hamper and waiter service under a sea of stars. The alfresco Dining Terrace offers the quintessential summer barbeque with Hungerford Hill wines, Bluetongue Beer and Grinders Coffee.

Each night of the week has a movie night theme; laugh through Wild Wednesday; see all the blockbusters on Thursday; fabulous family Flicks on Friday; Summer Lovin’ for date night Saturdays and Starlight Sundays features cult favourites.

Bring a blanket, hire a backrest or sit in one of the covered stands, with the gates and Dining Terrace open from 7pm each night. Tickets are available online for $15 or from the gate each night for $20.

Starlight Cinema season dates:
• Hungerford Hill Starlight Cinema, Hunter Valley - 14 films. Opens Thursday, December 28 to Sunday, January 14
• Pittwater Rugby Park (RAT Park), Warriewood - 10 films. Opens Wednesday, January 17 to Sunday, January 28
• North Sydney Oval – 19 films. Opens Wednesday, February 7 to Sunday, March 4


Starlight Cinema’s fabulous Family Flicks on Friday nights are a must this summer. They are showing five top films including Charlotte's Web, the classic story of loyalty, trust and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation.

Starlight Cinema’s family friendly films are showing as follows:

Pittwater Rugby Park, Warriewood
Friday, January 19 - Open Season (G)
Friday, January 26 - Australian Surf on the Turf (G)
Saturday, January 27 - Charlotte's Web (G)

North Sydney Oval
Friday, February 9 - Happy Feet (G)
Friday, February 23 - Charlotte's Web (G)
Friday, March 2 – Eragon (M)

Bring a blanket, hire a backrest or sit in one of the covered stands, with the gates and Dining Terrace open from 7pm each night.
Tickets are available online
Family ticket $45, Children $7.50, Adults $15 and Concession (students or pensioners) $13.00.
Or from the gate each night – Family ticket $50, Children $10, Adults $20 and Concession $17.


Starlight Cinema in association with Tim Bonython Productions presents Surf on the Turf at Pittwater Rugby Park (RAT Park), Warriewood on January 21, 26 & 28 2007.

This summer, Starlight Cinema expands to the Northern Beaches, the home of great waves, surfing culture and Aussie bands. What better way to celebrate this move than to include popular surf films in the movie line up!

Come and celebrate the best of Australian surf movies and music as follows:

Sunday, January 21 - Rip Curl Pro Search Mexico 2006 (M) and Mick, Myself and Eugene (M).
Live music with The Fumes and PICO'S Crow Feather.

Friday, January 26 (Australia Day) – That’s Surfing – A History of Australian Surfing by Graham McNeice (G) and Tim Bonython’s Wild Australia (G).
Live music with Beau Young and Delightful Rain artists.

Sunday, January 28 - Riding Giants (M).
Live music with Tokenview and Josh Boots.

Check the official website for all ticketing and facilities information.




Wednesday, January 24 - KENNY
Friday, January 26 - SURF ON THE TURF
Saturday, January 27 - CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Sunday, January 28 - RIDING GIANTS


Wednesday, February 7 - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Thursday, February 8 - THE DEPARTED
Friday, February 9 - HAPPY FEET
Saturday, February 10 - CATCH A FIRE
Wednesday, February 14 - THE HOLIDAY
Thursday, February 15 - CASINO ROYALE
Saturday, February 17 - A GOOD YEAR
Sunday, February 18 - THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Wednesday, February 21 - BORAT
Friday, February 23 - CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Saturday, February 24 - FRIENDS WITH MONEY
Sunday, February 25 - KENNY
Wednesday, February 28 - BABEL
Thursday, March 1 - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Friday, March 2 - ERAGON
Saturday, March 3 - VOLVER
Sunday, March 4 - MARIE ANTOINETTE

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