All posts by Anita Munoz, Dining Editor

Personalising the Event cinema experience for movie goers!

New South Wales Event Cinema movie goers are in for a treat with yesterday’s opening of the new cinema kids space at Event Cinemas in Macquarie and Shellharbour.  It’s part of an ongoing national rollout at selected sites.

Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 2.00.03 AM.png“Our research tells us that our customers value unique experiences. We recognise that for people with young children, it can be a challenge to find fun, affordable activities to do – which led us to create Event Junior, designed by kids especially for kids.”  said Luke Mackey, Director of Entertainment, Event Cinemas, “This is about creating a relaxed environment where kids can chase, jump, bounce, play and if they wish, add a movie. Whether enjoying a playtime only session, adding a movie or hosting a birthday party, Event Junior is a complete sensory experience for kids, with the added benefit of being comfortable for carers”.

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The  in-cinema playground complete with a slide, netted climbing gym, digital interactive games and other play equipment will completely change the movie going experience for families.  Alongside the new design that will be rolled across Event Cinemas at selected outlets, alot of thought has gone into the specially designed menu of junior popcorn combos, muesli bars, kids’ ice-cream, yoghurt, candy and fresh fruit; as well as coffee, tea and snack options for caregivers.   Atmospheric light, modified sound and insertion of 10 minute intermissions for playtime and bathroom breaks will also be introduced.   Daybeds and sofa beanbags will also be added.   The space can also be booked for private screening and birthday parties!

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It’s a great follow up to the launch of the the Event Boutique concept earlier this year at George Street, Cinema in Sydney.   It was a design concept with the transformation of several screening rooms overhauled with style to add a uniqueness in experience for movie goers visiting each auditorium.

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“The Library” seating 28 guests  – paying homage to the art of storytelling

“Paparazzi” seating 46 guests – celebrating the glamour of the red carpet.

A special menu for this experience brought together gourmet artisans and local business with an offering of fresh baked goods, luxury platters of cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, pizzetta, more extensive dishes, a decadent sweet selection and candy bar favourites.

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“We don’t believe in a one-experience-fits-all approach to our cinemas or our customers.  Through our research we understand customers want choice, even down to the style of their seat. Those seeking premium experiences not only expect the best seat, sound and vision, they want to fully immerse in a great experience.” described Jane Hastings, CEO EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment.  “Our new Boutique cinemas enhance the viewing experience featuring unrivalled laser projection technology for the clearest picture, coupled with world-class sound, designer aesthetics and bespoke menus, everything about the Boutique experience is premium, unique and world-class.”

Features of the Event Boutique include designer recliners and foot rests with both spaces available for private bookings and corporate functions from cocktail events, creative corporate team sessions, product launches to private screenings.

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Carrot and Walnut Cake

This homestyle carrot and walnut cake with cream cheese frosting is an easy recipe that is sure to become a family favourite.  Double the recipe to make an impressive celebration cake.

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Spiced Apple and Custard Streusel Cake

Originating in Germany, streusel is a crumbly topping of butter, sugar and flour which adds a lovely crunch to cakes, muffins and breads.  This rustic apple cake is a wonderful marriage of contrasting textures and flavours with a crunchy, cinnamon streusel topping, creamy vanilla custard centre and richly spiced apple cake made using six whole apples!

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A thrilling show of flamenco feathers and stuntwork!

A whirlwind of colour, aerial performances, dance, and big top tricks sweeps through Rosehill Gardens for the first time!    After a successful tour through Hervey Bay and Albury-Wodonga, Western Sydney finally gets to experience the school holiday event of the season in this animal-free circus! 

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Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

The school holiday season event at Macarthur Square comes to an end this weekend as the herd of animatronic dinosaurs including Blue, the leading Raptor from the film, Jurassic World stomps its way out of the west. Continue reading Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

Highlights of Bondi Feast: 9-20 July (Tuesday to Saturday Nights)

More than 150 performers descend upon Bondi as The Pavilion and its surrounds explodes into a vibrant showcase of theatrics, cabaret, music, comedy, circus acts and interactive experiences.   Over 40 shows and events constitute the rich tapestry of entertainment for all to enjoy featuring talent from across Australia with a debut performance from a New Zealand act. 

An extended festival garden will feature new and expanded performance spaces, free roving performances, food trucks and warming beverages.   Beyond the walls of the Pavilion festivalgoers can explore Bondi with Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour or take in How to be Happy a theatre show/stadium pop concert on the back of a truck. 

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Spreading Community Spirit through Silent Discos: Coming soon to a city near you!

Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours launches in Sydney on Friday 12th July as part of the Bondi Feast celebrations running through until 21st July.  The sensation that took Edinburgh Festival by storm last year entertained over 11,000 people over 25 days with 188 sold out shows!

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