Ritz Laneway Cinema
One of Sydney’s only surviving art deco cinemas, The Ritz, is getting around the outdoor-cinema craze this summer. It’s screening films in its back laneway every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from sundown.
But you won’t have to sacrifice any creature comforts: there’ll be director-chair-style seating, headsets for optimum audio and a dedicated outdoor snack bar.
The season will kick off with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20 and 21. Go on a family-friendly adventure with Jumanji: The Next Level on Boxing Day, followed by the much-talked-about Cats on December 27, and Taika Waititi's poignant anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit on December 28.
Also screening: Greta Gerwig’s take on Little Women, Guy Ritchie’s return to the gangster flick in The Gentlemen, and Bombshell starring the powerhouse trio of Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.
Retro Thursdays will run in January. See teen classic 10 Things I Hate About You on January 2, the David Bowie-starring Labyrinth on January 9, ‘80s romance The Princess Bride on January 16, and Spike Lee’s sizzling summer drama Do the Right Thing on January 23.