In a world of Netflix and online streaming, there is still unbeatable romance in watching a film at the cinema. When Events or Hoyts get a bit repetitive, we might try and venture out to a drive-in or open-air. But without doubt, the most remarkable cinema in Sydney is Cremorne’s old-timey art deco picture palace, with a piano bar, live Wurlitzer organ concerts and themed movie nights. There are six theatres each with its own colour scheme and decor, but the most impressive is the 744-seat Orpheum. While you can expect to see all the newest box-office releases at this cinema, the Orpheum also run flashbacks to classics, cult favourites and retro flicks. A few other things that set the Orpheum apart: $6 after 6pm Student Mondays and monthly screenings of ‘The Citizen Kane of bad movies’ – The Room. You will be given plastic spoons to throw at the screen in protest.
380 Military Rd, Cremorne. 9908 4344. orpheum.com.au
By Alison Xiao