Golden Age Cinema and Bar is well and truly in the swing of spring with a new program set to thrill audiences and bar-goers alike. Whether it’s for fear or beer, get ready for some spooky Halloween frights and Craft Beer Week delights.
Nobody does Halloween like Hollywood, so get some great costume inspiration from films with memorable Halloween scenes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scream and Mean Girls. Then dress to the nines as a ghost for Golden Age’s Beetlejuice themed Halloween party.
Sydney Craft Beer Week 2014 has inspired Golden Age to share a drink with some of the booziest dudes in cinema. Grab a cold glass of beer from the bar and head in to the cinema for Wake in Fright, From Dusk till Dawn, The Big Lebowski, and Drinking Buddies.
Sydney Craft Beer Week will also feature a special screening of the Coen brothers’ True Grit guest presented by Platinum Liquor and Hopdog Beerworks. The one-off ‘La Boufes Bete Noire’ American stock ale has been crafted especially for the event and a bluegrass band playing in the bar before the film will get you up and stomping like your name is Rooster Cogburn.
An eclectic mix of new releases on this program include Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making coming-of-age epic Boyhood, Kiwi horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows, Swedish punk rock smash We Are the Best!, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig drama The Skeleton Twins, Sydney exclusive They Came Together, David Fincher’s marriage meltdown mystery Gone Girl, new documentaries Advanced Style, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? and Jodorowsky's Dune, as well as independent surprise hit comedy, Obvious Child.
"Obvious Child and We Are the Best! are both in the running for my favourite film of 2014, and I'm thrilled to be able to program matching films about wayward teenagers and comedies around them,” says Katie Jinx, Director of Programming at Golden Age.
“Golden Age offers a unique cinema and bar experience for Sydney, and we hope somewhat unique in the world,” says Bob Barton, Managing Director of Golden Age. “We’re determined to maintain the elegance of our single-screen cinema, but to bring all eras of film into a progressive program that reconnects our audiences with the timeless magic of great cinema.”
Equally famous for its fine bar offering as its cinema, Golden Age serves up film-inspired cocktails and natural wines to both non-ticket holders and cinema-goers alike. Leave work on time for cheap cold tap beer and select wines during ‘Golden Hour’ (5pm to 7pm weekdays), take a Hollywood Highball cocktail into the cinema, or come late for a Maple Pecan Old Fashioned.
Golden Age’s spring food menu includes a long-awaited Messina Choc Top, cinnamon donut popcorn and a ‘John Candy Box’ of lollies. Bar snacks are refined yet fun with eats like ‘Tiger Sharks’ – Life Aquatic inspired white anchovies with smoked tomatoes – and a line-up of legendary ‘Golden Toasties’: The Spielberger, The Fellini and The Big Cheese. Sharing and pairing is encouraged via the ‘Director’s Cuts’ charcuterie and cheese plates, which make a perfect match for a bottle of wine between friends.
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