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Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival

Free cinema and summertime fun at Darling Quarters

Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival

Swooping in for another 17 fun-filled nights of outdoor cinematic splendour this January, Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival is Sydney’s most anticipated family-friendly summer event, screening a bumper program of FREE box office hits.

From Friday 4 to Sunday 20 January 2019, fun-loving film fanatics can zoom in on a wave of happiness and land the perfect perch from which to explore one of Australia’s best children’s playgrounds and grab an easy dinner from one of the many renowned eateries in the precinct.

Each night from 6pm there’ll be live entertainment, followed at 6:30pm by local and international short films curated in collaboration with Little Big Shots, Australia’s major children’s short film festival.

The main event kicks off at 6:45pm, with the coolest outdoor summer feature films for all the family. From the spectacular The Greatest Showman (just try to resist singing along!) and A Wrinkle In Time; to Pixar’s newest tearjerker, Coco; and crowd pleasers Paddington 2, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Peter Rabbit, or Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, there’s something to entice both young and old.

Night Owls also has summer blockbusters for the grown-ups covered, with after-hours screenings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30pm, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Ready Player One, Ocean’s 8, Pitch Perfect 3, The Big Sick and the hugely successful superhero hit and box office smash, Black Panther.

If you forget to pack snacks or simply want a night off from cooking, there are plenty of delectable dining options at Darling Quarter, so take your pick from sushi, steak, Thai, Brazilian barbecue, fish and chips, pizza or burgers and wrap it all up with gelato or chocolate treats for dessert.

To close out the remarkable summer season of world-class entertainment, Night Owls is proud to present Sweet Country as the closing night film. It's a stunning Australian period Western with an all-star cast starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown and Matt Day. The film’s screening is particularly fitting, with Darling Quarter previously hosting a popular public art initiative, Sweet Country Stills Exhibition, featuring large-scale behind-the-scenes and portrait stills photographs, shot by acclaimed Australian photographers on the set of the movie.

When: Friday 4–Sunday 20 January 2019
Where: Village Green (North), Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free public event

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