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The Best Boutique Cinemas To Book Into This July

Film & Art, Guide, Play, Sydney / June 16, 2020

With cinemas reopening from July 1, discover the best spots to watch movies in Sydney.

There’s been no shortage of things to watch while in iso. From live streamed concerts to digital film festivals, we’ve been spoilt for things to stream online. But we’ll be the first to admit screening a film at home isn’t the same as heading into a physical cinema. In fact, we’ve been missing the ritual of popcorn, choc-tops and settling in for a night at the movies. The good news? We’ll be able to do just that in only a few weeks.

That’s right Sydneysiders, cinemas across NSW have been given the green light to reopen from July 1st 2020. But things won’t quite be the same as usual, with all cinemas now following the strict 1 patron per 4 square metres rule, meaning capacity in each theatre will be significantly reduced.

So, to get you excited for the return of film screenings, discover the best boutique cinemas you need to visit in Sydney below!

Boutique Cinemas Sydney

Golden Age Cinema, Surry Hills

Set in the historic Paramount House building in the heart of Surry Hills, Golden Age is a destination for film buffs. This micro boutique cinema boasts less than 10 rows of seats, making for a truly intimate experience. While we wait to hear more about expect reopening dates, punters can now hire out the entire cinema for 10 to 17 people (with delicious cocktails and snacks provided by the Golden Age Bar next door). Find out more about private screenings here.

Boutique Cinemas Sydney

The Ritz, Randwick

This heritage-listed Art Deco cinema is one of our favourite boutique spots in Sydney. The Ritz delivers a curated movie experience, set to reopen on July 1st for Sydney film lovers. To browse their full program and book your spot, click here.

Boutique Cinemas Sydney

Palace Cinemas, Various Locations

From July 2nd, Palace Cinemas will be swinging open their doors for Sydneysiders. This much-loved boutique cinema group will be bringing back it’s top-notch film experience with 5 locations reopening from Chippendale to Paddington and beyond. Find your nearest cinema here.

Boutique Cinemas Sydney

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne

With screenings resuming from July 9th, we can’t wait to nab a seat at Cremorne’s iconic The Orpheum. This boutique cinema has been screening films since 1935, with a rich history of entertaining generations of Sydneysiders. Find out more about this cinema here.

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