Studio giant Warner Bros. is celebrating 100 years of storytelling and you can join the festivities at Darling Quarter’s newly developed precinct at the Warner Bros 100 Open Air Cinema throughout January. This is a free event, but registration is highly recommended. 

The year-long centennial celebration for the iconic studio will kick off at Darling Quarter on Thursday 12 January 2023 and includes free nightly screenings of blockbuster films, family favourites and Oscar-winning classics. 

Opening night will feature cult classic, The Matrix at 6:00pm, followed by a weekend Harry Potter marathon with sessions at 6:00pm and 8:45pm. 

Superhero fans will enjoy week two programming with the first viewing of Black Adam outside of cinemas, plus Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight and more. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, a special screening of Crazy Rich Asians will air on Sunday 22nd January. 

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In week three, the family-friendly Space Jam will screen on Australia Day (Thursday 26th January), followed by a line-up of blockbuster films across the weekend including Elvis, The Wizard of Oz and Crazy, Stupid Love.

Exclusive screenings of the new animated series, Secret Origin of the Batwheels will be shown every evening at 5:25pm. Kids can enjoy some Batwheels activities before the show at 5pm. 

Register online 

To secure your place for this free event, guests are advised to register online in advance. You can also reserve free bean bags or picnic rugs. While there is a space reserved for walk-ins with BYO rugs and chairs, early arrival is advised for walk-ins as it will be on a first-come basis. The area will be closed once capacity is reached.

This summer, Darling Quarter also celebrates the opening of its newly redeveloped dining precinct, complete with 15 restaurants, eateries and al fresco dining overlooking Tumbalong Park. Guests can Click & Collect dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movie from the likes of Dopa, Doodee Noodle, Braza Churrascaria, Ichoume, Vesta Italian, Kürtosh and Gelatissimo, or make a restaurant reservation and dine before or after the show.

Drinks including beer, wine and soft drinks are also available to purchase from a pop-up bar.

Watch out for more celebrations from Warner Bros. as they celebrate 100 years of storytelling over the next 12 months.

Where: The Warner Bros 100 Open Air Cinema at Darling Quarter is located at the Darling Quarter North Village Green, 1-25 Harbour Street Sydney, 2000.

View the Warner Bros 100 Open Air Cinema program here

If driving: Parking is available at Darling Quarter with a $12 flat rate in the evenings. Click here to check rates on the day of your visit.