It’s been a long time since we washed salty movie popcorn down with a jumbo soft drink and a choc top – here’s where you can catch a movie, or how to set up your own cinema at home.


The Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts is excited to open its doors to the public once again, and while their live performances and galleries are still a little way off, their cinema doors are wide open! Don’t miss a bevvy of classic flicks and new releases, including ‘Fight Club’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Titanic’.
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Event Cinemas
Good news – Brisbane and Gold Coast Event Cinemas locations are set to open from July 2, and they’re celebrating with a special reopening offer! Score adult tickets for half price across all movie experiences for a limited time, and catch movies like ‘Mulan,’ ‘The High Note,’ ‘Love Sarah’ and more as they are released throughout July.
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Reading Cinemas
Brisbane and Gold Coast locals, rejoice! Reading Cinemas Harbour Town and Newmarket are now open, bringing the movies you’ve been dying to see – including ‘A Quiet Place 2’, ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Mulan’ – and the classics you’re dying to see again – we’re talking ‘Inception’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ – together under one roof.
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Palace Cinemas
Palace Cinemas are set to reopen on July 2, and they’re celebrating with a handful of special offers. In the lead-up to their first official day back in business, Palace Cinemas are offering $2 takeaway choc tops and five e-tix for $40 (able to be used for any session) to Movie Club Members.
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If your local cinema isn’t open just yet, or you’d simply rather #stayhome a little bit longer, why not set up your very own movie cinema? Recreating the magic of the cinema in your own backyard is easy as: 1) getting a portable projector; 2) setting up a large white sheet, and: 3) sourcing plenty of comfy seating. Simply peg a white sheet up against a fence, wall or shed (or invest in a fancy projector screen that can stand on its own) and buy yourself a projector, which you can find for less than $100. Now, add your seating of choice – an inflatable mattress with plenty of blankets and pillows, or some beanbags, perhaps? String up some sparkling lights and add popcorn and choc tops for extra magic, then sit back, relax and enjoy a private showing of your favourite movie. 

As for the movie itself, check out Stan, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney Plus – they’re brimming with awesome movies, both old and new. The hardest part of making your own home cinema will be choosing what to watch first!



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