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:: Spotlight :: Starlight Cinema 2008

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

It is pure summer fun lying on a blanket under the stars watching a fabulous movie at Starlight Cinema, which is back bigger than ever in 2008 with a great line-up of recently release films. Starlight Cinema celebrates its fifth season at North Sydney Oval and is also sharing the fun with inner west residents at Leichhardt Oval.

The Leichhardt Oval programme includes a two-week season in celebration of the Club’s Centenary from January 15, 2008. The North Sydney program will open on January 30, 2008 with a preview of the award-winning Bella, winner of the People’s Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival.

Jill Keyte, Producer of Starlight Cinema said, “Our experience over the past four years has shown the North Shore loves outdoor cinema and we are expanding this year’s program to include more genres. We are thrilled with this season’s program and know our patrons will be just as excited.”

Following the outstanding success of the Helga’s European Film Festival at St Leonards Park during November, Starlight Cinema has introduced a foreign language and art house stream to its 2008 program. There is something for everyone from romance and comedy, to adventure, thrillers, drama and documentary. Movies include: Into the Wild, 2 Days in Paris, PS I Love You, Across the Universe, Enchanted, Atonement, The Darjeeling Limited, Juno and American Gangster.
Two Australian films will feature on Starlight Cinema’s program: The Home Song Stories and September.

Patrons can dine on a delicious pre-ordered hamper from Pieces of Provence, or relax and be ‘treated like a star’ in Star Class: the VIP area with a personal deck chair, hamper and waiter service. The alfresco Dining Terrace offers The Snagman’s sumptuous gourmet sausage barbecue menu, with Hungerford Hill wines and Grinders Coffee to complete your experience.

Bring a blanket, hire a backrest, or sit in one of the covered stands as you enjoy your film in the balmy summer evening.
Starlight Cinema gates and the Dining Terrace open from 7.00pm each night. Tickets for are available online from $16 or from the gate each night from $20.

Starlight Cinema season dates:

Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt – 10 films. Opens Tuesday, January 15 to Friday, January 25.
North Sydney Oval – 29 films. Opens Wednesday, January 30 to Saturday, March 8.
Hungerford Hill Starlight Cinema, Hunter Valley - 5 films. Opens Wednesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 23.

For more information, tickets and gift vouchers go online

2008 Film Programme

Leichhardt Oval
January 15 - Evan Almighty PG
January 16 - Death at a Funeral M
January 17 - Rescue Dawn MA15+
January 18 - Ratatouille PG
January 19 - Hairspray PG
January 20 - Once M
January 22 - The Home Song Stories M
January 23 - Waitress M
January 24 - Into the Wild M
January 25 - Bee Movie G

North Sydney Oval
January 30 - Preview: Bella PG
January 31 - Rescue Dawn MA15+
February 1 - Ratatouille PG
February 2 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age M
February 3 - Once M
February 6 - Deep Water G
February 7 - The Darjeeling Limited M
February 8 - Mr McGoriums Wonder Emporium G
February 9 - 2 Days in Paris M
February 10 - Across the Universe M
February 13 - A Mighty Heart M
February 14 - 27 Dresses tbc
February 15 - Bee Movie G
February 16 - PS I Love You M
February 17 - Waitress M
February 20 - Coeurs (Private Fears in Public Places) M
February 21 - Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford MA15+
February 22 - Enchanted G
February 23 - Juno M
February 24 - September M
February 27 - Tell No One MA15+
February 28 - Into the Wild M
February 29 - The Golden Compass PG
March 1 - Atonement MA15+
March 2 - Heartbreak Kid MA15+
March 5 - Hunting & Gathering M
March 6 - American Gangster MA15+
March 7 - Alvin & the Chipmunks PG
March 8 - The Jane Austen Book Club M

Hungerford Hill Winery
March 19 - Death at a Funeral M
March 20 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age M
March 21 - The Darjeeling Limited M
March 22 - Atonement MA15+
March 23 - American Gangster MA15+

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