American Express Openair Cinemas is thrilled to be back in Bondi for its 13th year at its birthplace, right by the beach. The ninth stop in the 2019-2020 program will not disappoint cinema-goers as it continues its stellar reputation of providing first-class festival-style access to outdoor screenings with an exciting program of food and films.

This stunner of a cinema and arguably the most fun outdoor offering, American Express Openair Cinemas is also dog-friendly too! What’s not to love!

American Express Openair Cinemas

American Express Openair Cinemas



This year’s American Express Openair Cinemas program will kick off with a screening of the hotly anticipated Little Women (6.2). In addition, an exciting mix of new releases such as Jojo Rabbit (7.2), The Gentlemen (10.02), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (09.02) and Bombshell (26.02 and 08.03) and recent box office hits including Hustlers (19.2) Joker (24.2) and Knives Out(15.2, 9.3) will be lighting up the big screen at dusk.


Little and big kids alike will rejoice at screenings of family films Jumanji: The Next Level (9.2, 20.2), Dolittle (22.2, 5.3) and Spies in Disguise (15.02) and Valentine’s Day promises to be HOT with a screening of the cult Magic Mike(14.2) on the big screen.




Sydney favourite, Rocketboy will bring their finger-licking pizza creations to the beachfront and Haagen Dazs will be providing ice cream scoops for film loving troops.




Whether you fancy a wine, beer, spirit or soft drink, you’ll find something to quench your thirst at the Cathay Pacific Bar thanks to Giesen Wines, 4Pines beers, PIMMS, Greenall’s Gin and Enjoy Water, Australian spring water in reusable aluminium cans.

It’s official, Wine Wednesdays are now a thing! Every Wednesday, guests can sample the full range of Giesen Wines (up to 8 different varieties) before picking their favourite at the bar.



The festival atmosphere will be in full swing every weekend with live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.


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 receive their own bean bag and can get comfortable with a cushion and blanket as well as some tasty treats (fresh popcorn, ice cream, wine).  American Express Card Members will also enjoy 15% off selected tickets, complimentary blanket hire and access to the American Express Garden where they can enjoy sunset drinks and purchase decadent caramel popcorn.


Premium tickets to Prime Video Lounge include reserved seating on a beanbag, service straight to your seat, a glass of wine and fresh popcorn and seats in the Kathmandu Korner will get you a camping chair, a drink, popcorn and a special discount voucher valid in all Kathmandu stores.


For those wanting to enjoy the evening picnic style, Giesen Wines are providing the perfect option with the Giesen Picnic group ticket including 4 entries to the screening, a complimentary bottle of Giesen’s newest wine, the delicious and picture perfect Riesling Blush and a comfy picnic rug for the evening.


Tickets start at $17 and are on-sale now via:



Bondi is the ninth Sydney stop of the Trans-Tasman American Express Openair Cinemas tour, which will go on to captivate audiences in its last stop: Christchurch.

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