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Sydney Special Events

Opening Night Gala: Let Yourself Go!

Get ready to Let Yourself Go! You’re invited to the most joyous festa of the year with a sparkling Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco before the premiere of Italian Golden Globe winning Let Yourself Go! followed by the official afterparty including Stella Artois, Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream and a festival gift bag.

Palace Norton Street
Tuesday 12 September
7.00pm
Pre-film festa including Lavazza Espresso Martinis and Picco Aperitivo a taste of Italy by Moretti and live music by Soulganic.
8.00pm Screening and afterparty with dolci by Gigi, That’s Amore mozzarella tastings and Italian tunes by DJ Sveta.

TICKETS:
Palace Movie Club $70
Adult $75

Opening Night Reception: Indivisible

We are delighted to be presenting the premiere of Venice Film Festival award winner Indivisible. Join us at one of these very special Opening Night Receptions with a taste of Italy, vino, Stella Artois, sparkling Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco and live music prior to the screening.

Palace Verona
Tuesday 12 September
6.45pm
Reception with drinks, live music by Italian DJNavi64 and a taste of Italy by chef Alessio Angione.
7.30pm Screening 

TICKETS:
Palace Movie Club $35
Adult $40

Dalida

Special Event: Dalida

Presented by Limoncello di Capri

Gather your friends for a bellissima night out with a Limoncello di Capri cocktail on arrival and live music before Lisa Azuelos' glitzy biopic Dalida.

Palace Norton Street
Wednesday 27 September
7.15pm
Cocktails and a live Dalida show
8.15pm Screening

TICKETS:
Palace Movie Club $26
Adult $30

Special Event: It's All About Karma

Presented by Picco

You’re invited to celebrate the premiere of It’s All About Karma, the playful new comedy from the writer/director of God Willing – the smash-hit Opening Night success of 2015’s festival. Join the festivities with a Picco Garibaldi cocktail on arrival and live music before the screening.

Palace Cinema Verona
Wednesday 20 September
6.45pm
Cocktails and live music
7.30pm Screening

TICKETS:
Palace Movie Club $26
Adult $30

Alfa Romeo Presents Closing Night Film Life is Beautiful

Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning masterpiece Life is Beautiful returns to the big screen for its 20th anniversary. Join us with Campari Aperol Spritz, Stella Artois and Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream in hand to close the 2017 festival.

Palace Norton Street
Sunday 8 October
5.30pm
Reception
6.00pm Screening

Palace Verona
Sunday 8 October
6.00pm
Reception
6.30pm Screening

Chauvel Cinema
Sunday 8 October
6.30pm
Reception
7.00pm Screening

TICKETS:
Palace Movie Club $30
Adult $35

Greta Scacchi

In Conversation with Greta Scacchi

We are delighted to welcome Greta Scacchi as this year’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival Ambassador. Join us at the following Q&A screenings for Tenderness.

Palace Norton Street
Wednesday 13 September
6.30pm
Tenderness followed by Q&A

Tickets at festival prices.