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This Cinema Is Running Cult Classic Double Features With Matched Gin Cocktails

On hot summer nights, what’s better than heading to the movies to kick back in the air conditioning and soak up some quality flicks? Golden Age Cinema in Sydney‘s Surry Hills – always good for a selection of classic, cult and arthouse films – is holding Hot Summer Nights: A Gin & Film Festival, a special series of cult classics, all paired with ice-cold Four Pillars gin cocktails to match.

The Hot Summer Nights film festival kicks off on Wednesday February 5 and runs every Wednesday until the end of the month. The first film pairing is themed School’s Out, featuring Reality Bites and The Graduate, accompanied by Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin in a Gin Spritz.

If you’re after more of a date-night vibe, Wednesday February 12’s Star-Crossed Lovers theme might be the go, featuring Romeo + Juliet and True Romance, with a Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin in a Bloody & Lemon. February 19’s theme is Street Heat, when you can see Rear Window and Do the Right Thing, and the final session, on February 26, is themed Wild West, featuring Zabriskie Point and Boogie Nights.

Check out each of the film’s listings above – Golden Age Cinema has kindly supplied detailed synopses and notes outlining why each film is worth revisiting in the cinema. Films start at around 6pm and 8.30pm on the night, though you might want to arrive a little early to order your drink and enjoy it in the Golden Age bar. Yes, you can take your drinks into the cinema with you, so don’t feel you have to down it in one.

Golden Age Cinema also offers a season of Sydney movie exclusives, which you can’t see on screens anywhere else, like Matthew McConaughey’s The Beach Bum. Check out their exclusives page for details. The other film series they’re running right now is called “Ciao Europa!” and features films set in Europe, including queer romance Call Me By Your Name, Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief and suave yet creepy The Talented Mr Ripley.

(Lead image: Romeo + Juliet / Bazmark Productions via Golden Age Cinema)