Under The Stars: Westpac’s Open Air Cinema

Yesterday I was treated to a night out under the stars at Westpac’s Open Air Cinema nestled inside Sydney’s beautiful Botanic Gardens at Mrs Maquarie’s Chair and after seeing and experiencing the venue for myself I can easily say this is a must-do event that you should all get to see and experience for yourself! From the decadent location to the delectable eats and drinks the outdoor cinema is a true marvel and one where every whim is catered for – and for you lovers of all things elegant this is a night out I know you will love. More than just a cinema experience the all encompassing night out is starts where all good night outs should – with a meal. Prepared by the acclaimed team at Kitchen by Mike, whom have created four different eating venues with four different offerings, you get to start the night in true style taking in all of Sydney’s harbour beauty while eating some of the states finest food before you sit back and relax in the grandstand to catch a flick.

We started our journey on the lawns of the Croser garden and boy was it a treat! While we enjoyed a glass of bubbly and took in the atmosphere of the surrounding gardens and harbour view we were served a decadent meal. I choose to go with the eggplant dish and a side of pumpkin and broccolini (which I heavily suggest you to do) before being treated to a chocolate mouse dessert that can only be explained as heavenly. After finishing dinner and basking in on of Sydney’s most iconically noted spaces we headed over to the grandstand, just a few steps away where we were again treated to front row seats and a surprise Lunar New Year performance from dragon dancers before the movie itself – James Bond’s Casino Royale – which was my first ever Bond flick, yes I know it’s weird.

If you haven’t yet gotten to see the Westpac Open Air Cinema for yourself then I suggest you book yourself tickets and quick! The annual event is coming to a close this week but is sure to be back next season with another jam packed schedule of sessions that you won’t want to miss! Check out all the fun we had below…

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