Yesterday afternoon I hot footed it up the highway to head into the city for the night. I had an extra spring in my step: I was seeing my Brother who lives in Melbourne who I hadn’t seen in months, and of course my little sis who I hasn’t seen since, oh, Sunday. But the real thing that had me excited, besides the family time, besides the sleeping in a fancy hotel room, was seeing Christmas Vacation, the original family favourite of ours from 1989 on the big screen (well little screen) at the Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills. This is the old screening room in Paramount House – a taste of time gone by in the most fabulous late Art Deco building just down near the Hollywood Hotel and opposite Longrain.
We caught up for a quick bite before hand – Prosecco and pizza anyone? Then a pre movie cocktail: The Chevy Chaser (beer with a Christmassy and on fire shot!) then afterwards caught up with some other friends for dinner at Porteno for some slow cooked meat goodness. I had the BEST time…hoping to make this an annual tradition – a family Christmas party if you will. Now I have to take some more Panadol because I have to say that the silly season saw me being well and truly silly. If you can’t do it with family, then who can you do it with?
Do you love Christmas Vacation too?
Have you been to this fabulous little cinema in Sydney? Worth a visit!