Inclusive festival to breathe new life into shuttered Chinatown cinema
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Inclusive festival to breathe new life into shuttered Chinatown cinema

The Harbour City Cinema has been locked up since the early 2000s. Now it will play host to a 35-night program of music and live entertainment from Sydney’s artistic communities.

  • byNatassia Chrysanthos

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Aggressive bouncers,intimidating police ruined Sydney’s nightlife:report
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Aggressive bouncers,intimidating police ruined Sydney’s nightlife:report

Sydney’s nightlife is marred by aggressive authorities,unreliable public transport and too much alcohol,according to a survey of young people.

  • byAndrew Taylor
Floating nightclub to sail into Docklands

Floating nightclub to sail into Docklands

Melbourne’s first floating nightclub,Atet,can house 550 revellers and will be positioned at the undeveloped North Wharf beneath the Bolte Bridge towers throughout summer.

  • byCara Waters
How Enmore Road became Sydney’s premier high street

How Enmore Road became Sydney’s premier high street

Enmore Road has often played second fiddle in Sydney’s imagination to Newtown’s King Street. No longer.

  • byNatassia Chrysanthos
Renders of a floating nightclub
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Renders of a floating nightclub

Plans are revealed for a floating nightclub that will potentially operate in Melbourne water bodies.

After lockout laws and COVID,new venues point to Sydney nightlife revival

After lockout laws and COVID,new venues point to Sydney nightlife revival

In the old party districts of Kings Cross and Oxford Street,green shoots are appearing that may signal the return of the city’s soul.

  • byMichael Koziol
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The Espy sells,Cherry Tree up for grabs as Melbourne pubs bounce back from pandemic slump

The Espy sells,Cherry Tree up for grabs as Melbourne pubs bounce back from pandemic slump

Decades ago there were certain inner-city pubs in Melbourne that you couldn’t just walk into - Cremorne’s Cherry Tree Hotel was one such venue.

  • bySimon Johanson andNicole Lindsay
Late-night kebabs back on the menu as Sydney council reverses course

Late-night kebabs back on the menu as Sydney council reverses course

“A well-loved slice of Oxford Street has,for a change,been saved,” said Liberal councillor Sean Carmichael.

  • byMichael Koziol
Queen’s Wharf casino excluded from rules to reduce alcohol violence

Queen’s Wharf casino excluded from rules to reduce alcohol violence

In its final response to a review of rules passed after the 2016 one-punch death of teenager Cole Miller,the state government says casinos already operate under a “higher level of scrutiny”.

  • byMatt Dennien
‘Time for renewal’:The plan to turn the Powerhouse Museum into a late-night destination

‘Time for renewal’:The plan to turn the Powerhouse Museum into a late-night destination

An ambitious plan to transform the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo into a late-night precinct has provoked concern from Labor.

  • byAndrew Taylor
Fight to save 3am kebabs after council says they’re ‘not in the public interest’

Fight to save 3am kebabs after council says they’re ‘not in the public interest’

Even Dave Sharma and Allegra Spender want the Indian Home Diner to keep serving its booze-busting feeds after midnight.

  • byMichael Koziol