Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Australian Premiere 2023
2,500 in person attendees and thousands more in the Fan Zone
First film premiere hosted by ICC Sydney
Darling Harbour Theatre modified into state-of-the-art movie theatre
Red carpet spectacle on Convention Centre forecourt
High profile VIPs including Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Simon Pegg and Christopher McQuarrie.
In an innovative move, ICC Sydney showcased its versatility by transforming one of its renowned venue spaces into a state-of-the-art movie theatre for the Australian premiere of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. As the first time hosting a film premiere, this remarkable achievement required modifications to the theatre, encompassing sound, vision and lighting enhancements to ensure an immersive cinematic experience. With careful planning by the inhouse audio visual team and collaboration with industry experts, ICC Sydney successfully delivered an unforgettable experience hosting 2,500 for this massive blockbuster event.
ICC Sydney’s in house audio visual team designed two separate PA sound systems to address distinct audio requirements. The primary system delivered a custom 7.1 surround sound experience that enveloped both the lower and upper bowls of the theatre. The secondary system ensured clear audio coverage for speeches, allowing attendees to fully immerse themselves in the cinematic masterpiece. With strategic speaker placements and collaboration with a Dolby sound engineer, the team achieved optimal sound quality, providing an exceptional audio experience for all guests.
With a screen size of 17 metres, the team at ICC Sydney faced a unique challenge of visual light reflection, uncommon in traditional conference scenarios. ICC Sydney repurposed the bio box into a dedicated projection room, optimising projector performance and minimising distractions for optimal viewing. Various lighting techniques were employed to create an immersive cinematic atmosphere, reducing light spill and enhancing the ambience of the venue. By adjusting the positioning and angle of the standard PA in the room, sightline issues to the screen were effectively mitigated, allowing every attendee to enjoy an uninterrupted immersive experience.
Safety and security
ICC Sydney’s team of event management experts ensured every detail was planned meticulously – from the logistics of the customised fit out, to the culinary service and the management of the VIPs in attendance – every aspect of the event’s execution was handled with care and precision. The safety and security of our guests is always a priority and as a high profile event, this remained important. The professional in house security team collaborated with three external security teams to strategically facilitate the red carpet and fan zone, without impacting the execution of the event or access to surrounding areas by the public.