St.George OpenAir Cinemas giant screen will rise again from the waters of Sydney Harbour on 11 January 2007 as this hallmark event celebrates a remarkable 10th season on Mrs Macquaries Point.Framed by the stunning backdrop of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline, St.George OpenAir Cinema is set to continue its greatly admired style of presenting a festival of film against one of the worlds most picturesque outlooks, while providing patrons with grandstand seating, sunset views from its Hahn Premium Bar, and fresh, delicious menus prepared by leading Sydney Caterer Belinda Franks.
Over its 10 year history St.George OpenAir Cinema has come to be recognised as a must-do event for Sydneysiders, visitors and the many local and international celebrities and film stars who attend each year. Last summer, a record 18 000 tickets sold on the opening day of pre-sales, with three films selling out in less than two hours. Within weeks, presales exceeded 50 000 tickets and 38 of the 40 scheduled evenings had sold out.
With 10 premieres and previews included in this summers 34 night program, its anticipated tickets will be in yet greater demand this December. The 2007 season opens on 11 January with a must-see Australian premiere screening of Anthony Minghellas stylish London based thriller Breaking and Entering, starring Jude Law and Juliette Binoche. On 16 January all eyes will turn to the Australian premiere of Miss Potter, Chris Noonans much awaited portrait of Beatrix Potter featuring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Previews in the program will include three critically praised titles; the documentary US vs John Lennon, The Illusionist starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, and Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, and Will Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction. Current and recent releases sure to be in high demand will include The Queen, The Devil Wears Prada, Casino Royale and an Australia Day screening of Kenny.
"St.George OpenAir Cinema is proud to be celebrating its 10th birthday with the people of Sydney and its visitors. No matter how many times weve stood and watched the audience hush before they go wide-eyed watching the huge screen rising from the water as the sun sets behind it, the feeling is just as exhilarating as it was on the first night, 10 years ago," said Rob Bryant, General Manager
When: 11 Jan - 16 Feb (excluding 13, 20, 27 Jan), Gates, Good Living Restaurant and Hahn Premium Bar open 6.15pm
Where: Mrs Macquaries Point, adjacent to Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Ticket prices: Pre-sales - general admission $22 / concession $20 + booking fee, Gate sales - general admission $23 / concession $21
Pre-sales commence: 9am 27 Dec 2006 via the event website www.stgeorge.com/au/openair, program launched on-line 13 Dec