Free Movies by the Boulevard 2012

07 Dec 2011

Free Movies by the Boulevard 2012

Sydney Olympic Park’s popular alfresco cinema series, Movies by the Boulevard, will return for its eleventh year of FREE entertainment under the stars, on various nights in January 2012.

A highlight on Sydney Olympic Park’s summer events calendar, the program will commence on Saturday 7 January and feature 12 nights of film screened at the iconic Cathy Freeman Park (opposite ANZ Stadium) on Olympic Boulevard.

Whether you’re in the mood for a laugh-out-loud animated comedy, a star-studded blockbuster, a beautiful drama or an action-packed adventure fantasy experience the whole family will relish, Movies by the Boulevard will showcase a spectrum of genres to please all movie-buffs. The series will culminate on Sunday 22 January with a menu of short films from a diverse range of cultures rarely seen in mainstream cinema.

Movies will commence on the big-screen at 8.30pm each night, and a range of food and beverages will be available for purchase at Cathy Freeman Park from 6pm. Attendees can also choose from a selection of restaurants and cafes across Sydney Olympic Park and home-packed picnics, cushions and low-chairs are welcome at Movies by the Boulevard.

From 5pm on eight selected event family-nights, parents will get to kick-back and relax while the kids are kept busy with a fun range of pre-movie activities, presented by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Movie-goers will have the opportunity to make a gold-coin donation to the charity and Starlight merchandise will also be available for purchase at Movies by the Boulevard. All funds raised at the event will help Starlight brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Movies by the Boulevard is officially Australia’s best-attended outdoor cinema series on a nightly basis and has entertained hundreds of thousands of movie-lovers since its inaugural season.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority Executive Manager of Marketing Communications, Leah Tasker, says, “The holiday season is generally one of the most expensive times of the year, so good-quality and free events such as Movies by the Boulevard are understandably popular among Sydneysiders.

“With another spectacular season of exciting movies and activities planned, we’re anticipating a total of more than 30,000 attendees at Movies by the Boulevard this January,” adds Ms Tasker.

DATES: January 7-8, 11-15, 18-22.

TIME: Movies commence at 8.30pm, Food and beverages available from 6.00pm, Starlight kids’ activities from 5pm on Jan 7, 12-14 and 18-21 

VENUE: Cathy Freeman Park on Olympic Boulevard at Sydney Olympic Park.

Movies by the Boulevard


Film Date Rating Consumer Advice
Cars 2 Sat 7 Jan* PG Mild animated violence and coarse language
Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides Sun 8 Jan M Supernatural themes and violence
Water for Elephants Wed 11 Jan M Mature themes and violence
Real Steel Thurs 12 Jan* M Violence
Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Fri 13 Jan* M Fantasy themes and violence
The Smurfs Sat 14 Jan* G Some scenes may scare young children
X-Men: First Class Sun 15 Jan M Action violence and infrequent coarse language
Tangled Wed 18 Jan* PG Mild animated violence
Mr Popper's Penguins Thurs 19 Jan* G General
Red Dog Fri 20 Jan* PG Mild themes, coarse language and sexual references
Kung Fu Panda 2 Sat 21 Jan* PG Mild animated violence
Short Soup Sun 22 Jan Various   

* kids' activities available

For advertising enquiries on our big screen prior to the commencement of our evenings films, please contact Tony Booth at Cinevation on 0439 988 539 or email

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