BondiJanuary 24 – March 3 &Inner West – January 10 – February 17, 2019


Following a sterling launch at brand-new Sydney location Pyrmont in November 2018, American Express Openair Cinemas has announced more than 70 events in Sydney for summer 2019 spanning Bondi and the Inner West. In a typical case of ‘East vs West’ the Inner West location will be located on Cadigal Green at the University of Sydney and Bondi will set up in a brand-new two-screen location at the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach.


Bondi was the original birthplace of Openair Cinemas over 15 years ago, and this year will play host to a brand-new location in Bondi Pavilion. With protection from the wind, with the Openair vibe still in place, increased sound quality in the Amphitheater, and two-screens – an American Express Openair Cinema first, punters can expect so much more than movies this summer.

This year, tickets start from just $25 and include a seat, so all you’ll need to bring is a jacket!

An exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks is revealed across both destinations, with American Express card members receiving a range of exclusive benefits.



With over 70 (32 in Inner West and 39 in Bondi)events happening at Cadigal Green at University of Sydney and Bondi Pavilion, the festival vibes will be in full swing every day with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.


Punters have no need to feel lonesome on their night out,asfilm fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their K9 furry friends to any screening (being mindful of films with expected gunfire and explosions).



This year’s Inner West and Bondi programs boast an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including A Star is Born, Aquaman, Glass and Vice. Families can choose from a selection of brand new family-friendly titles including: Mary Poppins Returns andRalph Breaks the Internet or discover something different with these program highlights:


  • Green Book– Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in this heart-warming tale inspired by a true friendship.
  • The Front Runner – Hugh Jackman portrays disgraced presidential candidate Gary Hart.
  • The Hate U Give (30thJan) – Advanced Screening -Facing pressures from opposing sides of the community, Starr Carter must find her voice and stand up for what’s right


Purveyors of fine food and authentic Italian cuisine,Salt Meats Cheeseare returning again to cook up a storm. At the helm are Stefano De Blasi and Edoardo Perlo,who will be curating the daily menu of irresistible dishes available throughout the season.  Their renowned antipasti and wood-fired pizzas are sure to delight cinema goers.


No event is complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth. Haagen Dazswill be providing ice cream scoops for film loving troops.



Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of too thanks to national partners4Pinescraft beer,PIMMSandGiesen Wines.Black Devil Ciderwill also be tickling Sydney movie-goers taste buds.

American Express card members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge. Card members will get comfortable with their own bean bag, a cushion and complimentary blanket hire as well as some tasty treats.  American Express card members also enjoy 15% off selected tickets and access to the American Express Garden to enjoy sunset drinks.


Everyone can chillax to the max with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket or lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package.  Premium tickets to the Prime Video Lounge include reserved seating on a comfy bean bag, service straight to you and a glass of wine.


Tickets start at $21 and are on sale now via:


Sydney is just one stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour, which will go on to captivate audiences in Canberra, Melbourne and Perth, as well as Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.



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Notes to Editors


For further information, images and interview requests please contact:

Lisa Hollinshead –– 0420579386


Listings Information


  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Inner West, Sydney)

Venue:  Cadigal Green, University of Sydney, Inner West Sydney

Date: January 10 – February 17, 2019

Open: Tuesday to Sunday Closed Australia Day

Number of Screenings: 32


  • Event: American Express Openair Cinemas (Sydney – Bondi)

Venue:Bondi Pavillion, Bondi Beach

Date: January 24 – March 3, 2019

Open: Monday to Sunday Closed Australia Day

Number of Screenings: 39


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Lisa Hollinshead
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Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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