Storm clouds threatened the Red Carpet for the opening night of the St George Open Air cinema at Mrs Macquarie chair. Fortunately they did not materialise but patrons and personalities viewed the Sydney Opera House and harbour with the dramatic and stormy background.

This is one of the themes of the opening night film MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. The film chronicles the conflict between two royal cousins with Saoirse Ronan playing Mary and our very own Margot Robbie playing her cousin Queen Elizabeth !. There is another local connection with Guy Pearce as William Cecil, an advisor to the Queen. Margot Robbie has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

The Open Air Cinema bills itself as the most beautiful cinema in the world and who could argue?! Each night there is a different film.

Featured image – Jo Casamento and Matisse McDonald. All pics by Ben Apfelbaum

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