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Sydney Special Events

Opening Night

The Duke

Join us on Opening Night for a Bulldog Gin & Tonic at the Australian premiere screenings of the delightful, true-crime caper THE DUKE, starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. 

Palace Norton Street
Wednesday 3rd November
6.45pm arrivals for 7.00pm film

Sparkling Sessions

Off the Rails

Presented by Feros Care

Escape on a train trip across Europe with Jules Williamson’s feel-good comedy OFF THE RAILS, preceded by a glass of sparkling and popcorn courtesy of Feros Care.  

Palace Norton Street
Friday 19th November
3.30pm arrivals for 3.45pm film




Director of Photography Roger Lanser ACS worked with actor/director Sir Kenneth Branagh in Australia on the TV series Boy in the Bush when they were younger. Their friendship has led to 8 films together including: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute as well as the British comedy hit Peter’s Friends.
Roger will present an introduction prior to the Sydney premiere of Belfast.

Palace Norton Street
Friday 12th November
6.00pm Intro for 6:15pm film
Tickets at general admission prices

Please note: there are no afterparties this year and all event sessions have been priced accordingly. All sessions will start at the advertised session time so please arrive early to visit the bar before you take your seat. Sessions are staggered and seating is capped according to the restrictions in each city and events sell out in advance so book early to avoid disappointment. If a session reaches capacity another staggered session may be added. Be sure to follow the REGISTER FOR UPDATES link on the left so you don’t miss out on news about extra event sessions, encore screenings and other festival news.