Films and scenery on the cheap
To the film lovers without any budget, here is a great find. There is an outdoor cinema set withing the Royal Botanical Gardens. It plays films from 8.30 most nights, which you can check online. I have heard it normally costs $30 a ticket, but there is a free option. If you take the path that leads up behind the cinema, you will come across some rocks on the right hand side. Climb up on these (not too challenging) and you have a good view of the large screen, albiet slightly obscured by some trees.
Up here, not only can you see the cinema screen and hear the dialogue, but you can also see the Opera House and Bridge lit up in the night. You'll find your eyes wandering between the film and the stunning backdrop, trying to comprehend the surreal nature of the situation. There is one snag though; you will be sharing your seat with a few possums and bats.