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Our Top 5 Picks for this Years St. George Open Air Cinema

St Georges Open Air Cinema has just released it 2018 program, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re all ready to relax under the stars and soak up some serious cinema, but with a program as varied as this years, it can be hard to choose what film to pick.  The good news is that with blockbusters and indie delights rubbing shoulders, this year’s event promises to keep all tastes satisfied and we have our top 5 picks to get you started.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Rey (Daisy Ridley)..Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. ..© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Sci-Fi fans rejoice! The next installation of Star Wars will soon be gracing Sydney Harbour. The saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens embark on an epic adventure unlocking the mystery of the Force and making some shocking discoveries about the past. Fans will be delighted with the return of the all star cast, and some notable additions including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley,  Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis. Don’t miss out on the year’s biggest blockbuster in the cities best venue.

Screening: Thursday 1 February 2018


The Greatest Showman



The Greatest Showman, the latest musical from P.T. Barnum,  promises to be a toe-tapping delight. It celebrates the birth of show business through one man’s journey from nobody to a worldwide sensation. Our very own Hugh Jackman stars alongside Academy Award Nominee Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. With songs  by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”), the film promises to be the next musical that no one can stop talking about.

Experience The Greatest Showman against the greatest backdrop in the world.

Screening: Saturday 3 February 2018


Battle of the Sexes

Steve Carrell and Emma Stone pair up and face off as world #1’s Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in the true story of the most famous tennis match in history. Notorious hustler and sexist Riggs challenges any woman to beat him in tennis, and women’s #1 King takes him on.

If the comedic powerhouse that is comedic legend Carrell and Academy Award Nominated Stone wasn’t enough, the legendary feud between two greats of the game promises to keep us laughing, and provoke some interesting discussion on what battles we still have to face.

Don’t miss the battle. Screening: Friday 19 January 2018


Lady Bird

Lovers of art house will be delighted with Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird. The film navigates the simultaneously dramatic and hilarious world of Christine (Academy Award Nominee Soairse Ronan), who goes by the name of ‘Lady Bird’. Exploring the relationship between Lady Bird and her fiercely loving but wildly opinionated mother (Laurie Metcalf), the film takes us on Lady Bird’s journey from highschool to college, with an exquisite character focus reminiscent of the french Nouvelle Vague. The film has been praised for its fresh take on the coming of age tale, and stunning performances from Ronan and Metcalf.

Screening: Saturday 27 January 2018


Just to be Sure


Lovers of French cinema can’t miss the latest from director Carine Tardieu (Dandelions). Just to Be Sure is the tale of Erwan (François Damiens) who at 45 years old discovers his real father is not the man who raised him but is the mischievous Joseph. The film promises family drama, romance and all round hilarity, opening to rave reviews at Cannes earlier this year. With a cast that includes Andre Wilms and Cecile de France, it promises to be a crowd-pleaser. So if you want your funny bone tickled, and your heart strings tugged you can’t miss Just to Be Sure.

Screening: Tuesday 9 January 2018


For the full list of films and screening times visit the program list here. 

See you under the stars!

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