The drive-in cinema makes its return to nearby St Ives on Thursday 28 October with a stellar line-up of films.

The Sunset Cinema will be one of first events to welcome movie lovers as restrictions in NSW begin to lift for the fully vaccinated.

With a spectacular stockpile of long awaited film titles including new comedy Free Guy, animated adventure Ron’s Gone Wrong and Marvel’s latest action Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the public can once again experience movies on the big screen.

In true drive-in style the program also includes classics such as Grease and The Greatest Showman, plus a special opening weekend of Halloween-themed movies.

Inherently COVID safe, the drive-in cinema will return to the Showground on the evening of Thursday 28 October offering the enjoyment of a social experience from the comfort of your own car bubble.

Running Wednesday through to Sunday across six exciting weeks, patrons can savour the spring evenings with meals from the food trucks on site along with refreshing drinks, sweet treats and Sunset’s famous freshly popped popcorn.

“The Sunset Cinema is bringing entertainment back to Ku-ring-gai in a safe and contactless way,” said Ku-ring-gai Mayor Dr Cedric Spencer.

General Manager of Sunset Cinema Brad Garth is thrilled to bring this event back to the local community. “Our first season last year was a blockbuster hit and we were overwhelmed by the warm reception from the locals”. He welcomes the opportunity to “transform the iconic St Ives Showground into an event many can enjoy. We’re bringing captivating experiences to the broader Northern Sydney area”.

Gates open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at last light around 8:30pm. Based on multiple sold-out sessions last year, tickets are expected to sell out fast.

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