David Furnish made an appearance at the Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne, to promote the film Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
A cast of celebrity guests at the opening, including Elton John's husband, David Furnish, who is in Australia working on the stage show Billy Elliot said:
"I haven't met Cate [Blanchett] before, but I'm a big fan of her work," said Furnish.
"It's quite special. I'm very excited."
Dozens of locals gathered outside the cinema to see some of Australia's biggest stars walk down the red carpet.
Perhaps he will stay on until Elton arrives at the end of November to kick off his Solo Australian Tour.