Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks
Address: Atherden Street, The Rocks
Watch your favourite musical movies under the stars in the charming, heritage surrounds of The Rocks with Laneway Cinema. Amongst golden sandstone buildings and cobbled lanes, you’ll find a giant screen surrounded by cosy bean bags, blankets, heaters and comfy deck chairs.
From Rock of Ages to A Star is Born, we’re showing your favourite films every Wednesday from 6.30pm. Entry to the Laneway Cinema is FREE. No bookings are required.
To make it a full cinema experience, you can purchase pizzas from Caminettos and warming hot toddies from Tea Cosy.
• June 2 - Rock of Ages
• June 9 - I Still Believe
• June 16 - Music
• June 23 - A Star is Born
• June 30 - Hairspray
• July 7 - Sing Street
• July 14 - Walk the Line
• July 21 - Jersey Boys
• 28 July - Rocketman
June 2 - Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is a ridiculously entertaining musical that does with 80s rock anthems what Mamma Mia did with Abba tunes. It tells the story of a couple pursuing their Hollywood dreams and features an epic cast including Tom Cruise, Russel Brand and Catherine Zeta Jones. Directed and Choreographed by Hairspray director Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages features classic 80s rock ballads from legends like Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Foreigner and Bon Jovi.
June 9 - I Still Believe
Kiwi Riverdale actor KJ Apa plays Christian music superstar Jeremy Camp in this musical biopic that tells a story of love, loss and hope. Think ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ but with better music. The film follows Camp losing his way, then finding it again with the help of his music and faith. Oh and did we mention Shania Twain’s in it?
June 16 - Music
Zu, played by Kate Hudson, is newly sober when she hears that she is to become the guardian of her half sister, Music, who is on the Autism spectrum. Directed and written by pop star Sia, Music is a colourful and heartfelt story about finding your voice and creating a family. The film features 12 original songs from Sia and won two Golden Globe nominations in 2020 for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
June 23 - A Star is Born
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll definitely sing along to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of the classic ‘A Star Is Born’. In the film, Jackson Maine (Cooper) is a seasoned musician who discovers the talents of Ally (Lady Gaga) and coaxes her into the spotlight, falling in love with her while battling his own demons. A Star is Born received countless awards including eight Oscar nominations, an Oscar win for Best Original Song, and four Grammy wins for its epic soundtrack.
June 30 - Hairspray (School holidays)
This energetic, entertaining film was one of the biggest musical movies of the 2000s, and with good reason. It’s full of catchy musical numbers and genuine laughs, with a first-rate cast that includes Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Christopher Walkien and John Travolta (in drag!). The film follows the story of Tracy Turnblad as she grabs a spot on a popular musical TV show and proves that fun and style can come in all shapes and sizes.
July 7 - Sing Street (School holidays)
In 1985 Dublin, a teenager forms a rock ‘n’ roll band to impress his crush. Hilarity and endearing awkwardness ensues in this coming-of-age tale full of original music and classic tunes from icons like Duran Duran and The Cure. A heart-warming love letter to music and a celebration of risk taking underdogs.
July 14 - Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix star in what is widely considered as one of the greatest musical biopics of all time. This absorbing film tells the story of Johnny Cash’s life, from his childhood to his days touring the world as a rock ‘n’ roll icon and meeting the love of his life. Superb acting and performances of Cash’s most iconic tunes make this a must-watch for music lovers.
July 21 - Jersey Boys
Based on the iconic Tony-award-winning musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of four young men from New Jersey who trade streetlights for spotlights when their singing quartet hits the big time. Directed by Clint Eastwood, this rag-to-riches tale features sing-along classics like ‘Sherry’, and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and gives viewers an intriguing insight into the true story of the Jersey Boys' rise to fame.
July 28 - Rocketman
The epic story of Elton John's life set to his most popular songs - from changing his name from Reginal Dwight to becoming one of the most iconic figures in the history of pop music. With Taryn Edgerton starring as Elton, the film brings the man’s creative genius to life in a fantastical tale of joy and music.