Outdoor movie screens prove excellent option for holiday celebrations

by Bob Deutsch

Outdoor movie screens prove excellent option for holiday celebrations

Every demographic has its own holiday traditions, but the biggest difference between countries can be found on the day after Christmas. While most Americans may find Boxing Day as just another part of their vacation, some countries consider it a major holiday, especially those associated with the United Kingdom.

And, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Boxing Day is one of the biggest cinematic days of the year for Australians.

“It’s important there’s really a wide range of films for all different kinds of people on Boxing Day,” Troy Lum, managing director of the Hopscotch Group, told the source. “Everybody goes. And people go to see more than one movie. At any other time of the year, a basic punter might see one film a month. Over the Boxing Day to new year period, they might see two or three films. It’s obviously school holidays, so there are kids out as well.”

With such a strong movie showing it’s no wonder that Sydney has invested in a plethora of outdoor movie screens to support the strong consumer demand, and take advantage of the continent’s summer months. According to the source, Australians can catch outdoor screenings of “Argo,” “Anna Karenina,” “This is 40” and “Seven Psychopaths,” all of which are newly released films, in the St. George OpenAir cinema on Sydney Harbour.

Furthermore, the Sydney Olympic Park will host screenings of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Men in Black 3,” “The Avengers” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

In addition, according to Yahoo 7 News, the Belvedere Amphitheatre in Sydney will host its 17th annual Moonlight Cinema. This event, running from December 13 to March 31, will screen “Les Miserables,” “The Hobbit” and classics such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Dirty Dancing.”

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