On a fine night #stgeorgeopenair cinema is a delight for wheelchair users and their carers.

Emily and I were lucky enough to be invited to the open air cinema on Mrs Macquaries Point. I was reticent as I anticipated parking mayhem, a long walk/push to the venue. I expected issues with seating and difficulty accessing food and drinks. How wrong could I have been…….. I have to share that the evening was one of the most special events that Emily and I have attended.

My reservations were completely unsubstantiated. We parked easily and walked a short distance to the entry ramp. Although the ramp is steep I can’t start complaining about the geography of the city! We arrived to find that our seats had been reserved with a space to accommodate Emily’s chair!

We were directed to the bar so thought it rude not to have a cocktail – delicious! Everyone around was eating wonderfully aromatic plates so we joined the restaurant queue. The counter service was fast, the choices interesting with the food swiftly delivered. We had plenty of time to relish our food and order another drink.

Our hosts were exceptionally good company and we all agreed our evening was aided by the ease in which the event was organised. It was simple, streamline and efficient. We sat ready for the screening of our film totally entranced by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the huge bats flying through our view of the city.

There is something extraordinary about experiences outdoors, our senses were heightened. Watching our movie on a warm summer evening, we were aware of the venue as it embellished the on-screen drama. On a fine night the open air cinema is a delight!

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