Movies by the Boulevard: Frequently Asked Questions
Sydney Olympic Park’s 2016 Movies by the Boulevard is on again on 7-8, 11-15 and 18-22 January with special Australia Day screenings on 25 and 26 January. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to ensure you are well informed in advance and have a fantastic night out!
Q: Where do I park?
A: Casual parking is $5 an hour. P1 Car park is the closest paid parking station to the event. For full details see the parking page.
Q: What time should we get there? Is there something to do before the movie starts?
A: Patrons generally arrive to relax from around 6pm. There is a children’s playground next to the park, and also on selected nights there are kid’s activities starting from 6pm.
Barnados will be our charity partner and will offer kids activities on the night of the Lion King screening on 18 January. A donation is welcome with all money collected going to their charitable work.
Please note that we cannot guarantee seating, as it will depend on the popularity of the film on the chosen night.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Dogs on leads are allowed in the park. However, patrons must be respectful of other visitors to Movies by the Boulevard. Consider potential impacts on other patrons, particularly children. Owners are responsible for the behaviour of their dogs at all times. Patrons are encouraged to bring their dog to the ‘Secret Life of Pets’ screening on 21 January.
Q: Can I bring chairs?
A: You are welcome to bring portable chairs but please be aware that depending on the size of the chair you will be asked to sit in a designated area of the park. Chairs that are low to the ground and do not block the view of other patrons are generally acceptable.
Q: Can you hire chairs?
A: Chairs are not available for hire.
Q: What food will be available at the event?
A: A selection of delicious and healthy food will be available at the event from 6pm, including Turkish gozleme and Mediteranean grill and some movie style snacks like popcorn and ice-cream. There will be some vegetarian options. There are also a great range of cafes and restaurants at the Park to enjoy.
Q: Can I bring alcohol? Are there any restrictions in bringing glass bottles?
A: Patrons can bring alcohol in glass bottles if they wish. Patrons are required to act in a lawful, peaceful and orderly manner at all times, and alcohol must be consumed legally. Patrons are responsible for disposing of their own rubbish and are asked not to empty the ice from coolers or eskies onto the grass.
Q: What happens if it rains? Will the movie be cancelled? How far in advance will it be cancelled if wet weather?
A: The movie will be cancelled due to inclement weather if it is deemed by the event manager that patrons and/or staff are in danger of injury, and/or equipment is likely to fail or cause injury.
Sydney Olympic Park staff will do their best to inform patrons as soon as possible via the website or social media if a cancellation call is made.
Q: Are there toilets nearby?
A: There are toilets in Cathy Freeman Park that can be accessed from Olympic Boulevard.
Q: Are there any specific instructions for disabled access (Parking, pick up/ drop off)?
A: There are no specific disabled pick up or drop off points for disabled patrons. However, there are a number of accessible parking spots in the park. If you use an accessible parking space, remember to have your valid accessible permit clearly displayed.
Q: Can kids attend on their own / are there any age restrictions?
A: While there are no age restrictions, parents are reminded that children should be kept under adult supervision, by their parents or designated guardians at all times. Parents are requested to read the ratings advice which are posted on our web page and decide if they are prepared to allow their child or children to watch that particular film.
View the Movies by the Boulevard main page and read about the full line-up of films.