Special Presentations

The ultimate Sydney Film Festival experience is watching a film at the spectacular and iconic State Theatre. The grand theatre celebrates its 90th birthday this Festival, having opened on 7 June 1929.

The State Theatre was the vision of Stuart Doyle, owner of Union Theatres and the esteemed architect Henry White. It was to be seen as “The Empire’s Greatest Theatre” and was designed as a picture palace when such monuments to movies were at their grandest and most spectacular.

At the 2019 Festival, you can experience everything from family-friendly anime (such as Children of the Sea) to powerful documentaries (such as The Final Quarter), indie hits (such as The Dead Don’t Die and High Life) and all the boundary-pushing Official Competition films in spectacular surrounds (and all for the price of a movie ticket!).

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