Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Movie classics are back on the big screen, looking better than ever and audiences are returning to the cinema to see them.

Sydney’s most iconic cinema, The Hayden Orpheum is pleased to announce the launch of their program, “Cinema Classics In Digital” composed of some of the most spectacular films of the 20th century from Spielberg blockbusters to the classic musicals, there is something for everyone.

Built in 1935 and restored and reopened in 1987, The Hayden Orpheum is the perfect place to experience the resurgence of film going as an art form. “For anyone who remembers the glorious days of 70mm these are reasons to rejoice”, says Paul Dravet, General Manager of Hayden Orpheum. “Repertory cinemas around the world that were closing in droves at the outset of video and then DVD are back in vogue as people of all ages get back together in the communal atmosphere of cinemas to enjoy movie titles in their rightful place”.

All the titles in the program including classics such as Singin’ in the Rain and South Pacific have been restored and digitally remastered in high definition with surround sound to bring the films’ quality in line with today’s cinematic experience while still conserving the original presentations with overtures and intervals.
Cinema Classics in Digital runs from August to October at The Hayden Orpheum and commences this weekend with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic ‘South Pacific’ screening on July 15th and July 16th.

The Sydney 2012 season of CINEMA CLASSICS IN DIGITAL at Cremorne Orpheum includes:
SOUTH PACIFIC (July 15/16) THE SOUND OF MUSIC (July 29/30) OKLAHOMA! (Aug 12/13) JAWS & JURASSIC PARK (Aug 19) LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Sept 13-19) LABYRINTH (Sept 22) BEN-HUR (Oct 14/15) 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY. (Nov 8-14) SINGIN IN THE RAIN (Dec 2)