Sydney Cinema Locations – The List

Sydney Cinema Locations

THE LIST  –  UPDATED  25th  October  2017 SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE presents the complete list of all available Cinema Venues  within THE CITY OF SYDNEY area, and in the many SUBURBS OF SYDNEY including many of the small cinema screening room venues.  The many locations where Australian and Hollywood Motion Picture Films are screened, and where many exhibitors also regularly screen World Movies:-  

Darling Harbour Imax Cinema   (currently closed during 2017-2018  for re-construction and full conversion into two IMAX cinema screens)   CITY OF SYDNEY   area, located at  31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW   Tel: (02) 9281-3300   with one screen, located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.   The minimum size of an IMAX screen is 22 m × 16.1 m (72 ft × 53 ft), Sydney used to have the world’s largest IMAX screen which was eight  storeys high and measured 35.7 m x 29.7 m (117.1 ft x 97.4 ft) and offered a vertigo inspiring experience, plus this was also the world’s largest cinema screen.     (Venue Seating Capacity = 540)    

Sydney Event Cinemas     CITY OF SYDNEY  CBD, street level at 505-525 George Street, Sydney, NSW Tel: (02) 9273-7300  with seventeen screens including  Vmax Cinemas  and  Gold Class  Cinemas    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

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Bankstown Hoyts Cinemas   at  The Mall, Cnr Jacob Street Bankstown NSW Tel: (02) 9796-4888  with seven screens showing a selection of unique and mainstream films

Beverly Hills Event Cinemas   at   447-453 King Georges Road, Beverly Hills, NSW   Telephone:   (02) 9580-5400   with six screens

Blacktown Hoyts Cinemas    at   Westpoint Shopping Centre, Level 4, Patrick Street, Blacktown NSW    Telephone:   (02) 967- 8000  with ten screens, featuring Australia’s largest multiplex screen (28 metres, 2.5 times the size of standard cinema screens), digital 3D and stadium seating

Burwood Event Cinemas   at   Westfield Burwood, Westfield Shopping Complex at Level P2, 100 Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW   Tel: (02) 9715-2282    with ten screens including Vmax and Gold Class

Bondi Junction Event Cinemas   at Level 6/500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW Tel: (02) 9300-1555    with ten screens including two Vmax screens and two Gold Class screens          (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Broadway Hoyts Cinemas   CITY OF SYDNEY   area,   at Broadway Shopping Centre,  corner of Greek and Bay Street, Broadway, NSW Tel: (02) 9211-1911  with twelve screens and Lux Cinemas too. There is one HOYTS  Xtremescreen cinema with stadium seating, which is the biggest and loudest way to experience the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, and offers validated three hours free parking.      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Campbelltown Event Cinemas   at Macarthur Square, Kellicar Road Campbelltown, NSW Tel: (02) 4628-0999   with eleven screens including Vmax and Gold Class, offering all the latest movies. Located in Macarthur’s premier dining district, Kellicar Lane, you can dine with friends and family, within a short stroll from the cinemas.

Castle Hill Event Cinemas Megaplex   at Castle Towers Shopping Centre, corner Old Northern Road & Castle Street, Castle Hill, NSW Tel: (02) 8850-9700  with sixteen  screens including (massive screen, stadium-style seating) Vmax theatre and luxury Gold Class theatres.

Chatswood Mandarin Hoyts Cinemas   at  the Mandarin Centre, Level 3, 65 Albert Avenue, corner  Victor Street, Chatswood NSW Tel: (02) 9411-8811  now expanded with eight screens (originally opened with six screens)  including one Cinemaxx auditorium (Cinema One)  which was the “new generation” in cinema exhibition encompassing state-of-the-art sound and digital image technology.  Cinema four and Cinema five can have Audio Descriptive screenings.  Cinemas 3, 6, 7  have full 3D screening capabilities.         (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Chatswood Westfield Hoyts Cinemas      Box Office   at Level 6,  Westfield Shoping Town, Anderson Street, Chatswood NSW Tel: (02) 9884-8588  with six screens and now with very comfortable, large full recliner seating, for every seat in every cinema.   Showing an ever changing selection of unique and mainstream moving picture movie films.  Includes two HOYTS LUX cinemas, plus two HOYTS Xtremescreen cinemas, which is the biggest and loudest way to experience the latest blockbusters and 3D movies.    Free Westfield parking, only available with car entry after 6pm (excluding each December).          (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Cinema Paris Hoyts EQ   CITY OF SYDNEY   area,  at Bent Street, 22 Lang Road,  Moore Park, NSW Tel: (02) 9332-1633   Art house films from around the globe and is Sydney’s premier international film venue on four screens.  From 12 March 2015, the much loved four screens at Cinema Paris become part of the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter complex with new cinema numbers  #14 to  #17   (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Cronulla Event Cinemas   at 2 – 6 Cronulla Street, Cronulla, NSW Tel: (02) 9523-0555  with four screens

Entertainment Quarter Hoyts  CITY OF SYDNEY   area,   at  Bent Street, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, NSW Tel: (02) 9332-1633  with twelve screens including  Xtremescreen screens (formerly was “Cinemaxx”)  with digital surround sound and stadium seating, includes one IMAX screen, plus HOYTS LUX luxury cinema (formerly was “La Premiere”) with bar and in-cinema dining experience, and  offers validated three hours free parking.      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )   

Eastgardens Hoyts Cinemas on the rooftop of Westfield Shoppingtown Eastgardens, 152 Bunnerong Road, Pagewood, NSW Tel: (02) 9347-5900  with seven screens including  Xtremescreen screens (formerly was “Cinemaxx”) with digital surround sound and stadium seating      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Hornsby Event Cinemas  at Westfield Shoppingtown, corner George Street and Pacific Highway, Hornsby, NSW Tel: (02) 9477-5600 multiple screens including Vmax with stadium-style seating and Gold Class featuring digital 3D

Hurstville Event Cinemas  on the rooftop of Westfield Shoppingtown, corner Cross & Park Roads, Hurstville, NSW Tel: (02) 9580-0044   with eight screens including Vmax and Gold Class  

Liverpool Event Cinemas  at Westfield Shopping Centre Liverpool NSW Tel: (02) 9601-4611  with twelve screens including Vmax and Gold Class

Macquarie Event Cinemas  on the top level at Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring and Waterloo Roads, North Ryde, NSW T  el: (02) 9888-1544    with multiple screens including Vmax and featuring digital 3D and luxury Gold Class theatres.f

Miranda Event Cinemas  at Westfield Shopping Town, corner Kiora Road and Urunga Parade, Miranda, NSW Tel: (02) 9540-5477  with eight screens including Vmax and Gold Class

Mount Druitt Hoyts Cinemas   at Westfield Shopping Centre, Carlisle Avenue, Mount Druitt, NSW Tel: (02) 9677-0088 with eight screens and is home to NSW’s only single screen  “Bean Bag Cinema” “The Halfpipe”

Parramatta Event Cinemas at Level 4, Westfield Shoppingtown Parramatta NSW Tel: (02) 9633-3766   multiple screens including Vmax and Gold Class

Penrith Plaza Hoyts Cinemas at Westfield Penrith Shopng Centre, corner Jane and Ripley Streets, Penrith, NSW Tel: (02) 4732-1121   with ten screens

Top Ryde Event Cinemaat  Level 4, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, 109-135 Blaxland Road, Top Ryde, NSW   Telephone:   (02) 8878-1200   with multiple screens

Warringah Mall Hoyts Cinemas at Westfield Shopping Centre,  Old Pittwater Road, Cnr Condamine Street, Brookvale, NSW Tel: (02) 9938-405  with twelve screens including two Xtremescreen screens.   Westfield Warringah Mall offers validated three hours free parking.      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Wetherill Park Hoyts Cinemas at Stockland Mall, Polding Street, Wetherill Park, NSW, Tel: (02) 9609 277712    with multiple screens

STATE THEATRE       (Event Cinemas)     CITY OF SYDNEY   CBD,  State Theatre at 49 Market Street, Sydney NSW   (Venue Seating Capacity  = 1991 of 2034)  (infrequent live theatre performances venue, now mostly music venue and  an exceptional venue for special events and beautiful location for movie production.  Main cinema for the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) plus Cinema Red Carpet Evenings)       This majestic building was designed and built as a “Fantasy Palace for the People” and originally opened in 1929.  The State Theatre remains one of Sydney’s historic cinema treasures and a unique performance theatre

Moonlight Cinema Sydney    (Event Cinemas)    at the Belvedere Amphitheatre,  Loch Avenue (corner Broome Avenue), Centennial Park, Paddington, NSW,   Telephone:   (02) 9339-6699       with one outdoor screen.   Summertime 8:00pm screenings in outdoor setting – showing new release, advance previews, contemporary, cult and classic movie films in iconic inner city green spaces.   Entrance is off Oxford Street.  Centennial Park is between Oxford Street, York, Darley, Alison & Lang Roads,  Each year, Moonlight Cinema Sydney runs each year from mid December until the end of March

Skyline – Drive-In Blacktown    (Event Cinemas)   at Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown, NSW,   Telephone:  (02) 9622-0202  Screenings are seasonal.  Sydney’s only remaining Drive-In Cinema, with two screens featuring both 35mm and 70mm projection      See your movies as if it was still sixty years ago at Sydney’s only drive-in cinema. Renovated with a 1950s theme, and with USA old style diner food like hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream shakes and banana splits.  The staff are all in era-appropriate costumes

Cremorne Orpheum Picture Palace   at  380 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW, Tel: (02) 9908 4344   The historic Cremorne Orpheum Picture Palace is now a six cinema complex    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Dumaresq Street Cinema    at corner Dumaresq & Hurley Streets, Campbelltown, NSW,  Telephone:   (02) 4625-1985  with  three cinema screens. Independent Campbelltown cinema – 2015 all tickets at all times are just $6:00

Hornsby Odeon  Cinema   at  155 Pacific Highway, Hornsby, NSW, Tel: (02) 9476-3777   with one screen,  built in 1914  (Venue Seating Capacity = 470)        

Newtown Dendy Cinemas   at 261-263 King Street, Newtown, NSW, Tel: (02) 9550-56992   with  ten cinema screens showing an outstanding selection of quite unique and mainstream movie films.  3D screenings only in cinema three and cinema ten and the Dendy Lounge (cinema four).  Dendy Lounge has very comfortable large seats. Luxury cinema in the heart of Newton. All have Dolby Digital sound, featuring fully licensed bar and cinemas.      (Venue Seating Capacity;    total=998)     

Opera Quays Dendy Cinemas    CITY OF SYDNEY  CBD,  at Shop 9 at 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Tel: (02) 9247-3800  with  three cinema screens bringing and showing a selection of unique and mainstream films .  Overlooking Sydney Harbour, all cinemas with Dolby Digital and luxury seating.  Fully licensed bar and cinemas.    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )        

Palace Chauvel Cinemas  at Corner Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington, NSW,    Tel: (02) 9361-5398   with two cinema screens, provides  a carefully considered programme, encompassing the best in international cinema, including a fully licensed bar and cafe.     (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )    

Palace Norton Street Cinemas   at 99 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW, Tel: (02) 9550-0122   with  eight cinema screens  One of Sydney’s most comfortable and well-equipped cinemas.  Situated amongst the popular restaurants and cafes of Leichhardt.   Limited basement parking is available.   Showing a range of international and arthouse movies, includes a fully licensed bar and cafe.        (Venue Seating Capacity;    total=955; 1=146; 2=187; 3=187; 4=180; 5=47; 6=60; 7=68; 8=80 )

Palace Verona Cinemas  at 17 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, Tel: (02) 9360-6099      with four cinema screens have been recently upgraded, and now have stadium-style seating, with very comfortable large seats.   Located amongst Sydney’s best shopping, nightclubs and eateries, the Palace Verona screens a carefully considered and curated programme, encompassing the best in international cinema, includes a fully licensed bar and cafe.    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )    

Palace Central Sydney Cinemas  CITY OF SYDNEY   area,  at  Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW, Tel: (02) 9190-2290      with ten cinema screens and three Platinum cinema screens and all have stadium-style seating, with very comfortable large high-back seats.  The standard cinemas have recliner seats (manual) only in rows A and B.  Located in Chippendale on level three of the first building of the multi-award winning developments, Central Park Mall, and this purpose built venue represents a transformation of the cinematic experience in Sydney.   Cinema Box Office with licensed bar, complements the boutique-style auditoria and stylish décor, and the fully-licensed cinemas offer quality new release films and a collection of international titles.      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )                                                 

Randwick Ritz Cinemas  at 39-47 St. Pauls Street, Randwick, NSW Historic single screen art-deco cinema (built in 1937), family owned and independent, has been expanded and now has six cinema screens      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )        

Reading Cinemas Auburn   at 100 Parramatta Road, Auburn, NSW   Tel: (02) 9647-20900   with nine screens, featuring wall to wall screens and stadium seating

Reading Cinemas Rouse Hill   at Rouse Hill Town Centre, 10-14 Market Lane, Rouse Hill, NSW  Telephone:   (02) 9830-2800  with nine screens, featuring wall to wall screens and stadium seating and luxury Gold Lounge theatres

Reading Cinemas Rhodes     at 1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes, NSW,  Telephone: (02) 9736-7900  with eight screens  featuring wall to wall screens, stadium seating plus the luxury Gold Lounge theatres with Moran lounge chairs and an in-cinema dining and bar experience

Richmond Regent Twin Cinema  at 145 Windsor Street, Richmond, NSW,    Telephone: (02) 4578-1800   with two screens and Cinema One (downstairs) digital projection equipment has been upgraded to screen most standard Blu-ray and DVDs   (Cinema One – Venue Seating Capacity = 200+)

Roseville Cinemas  at  112 Pacific Highway, Roseville NSW,   Tel: (02) 9416 8555     Very independent family owned cinema screening quality art-house film now with two cinema screens.        The building is one of the few surviving independent cinemas in Sydney’s suburbs,  showing a range of top-quality local and foreign films        (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )         

Golden Age Cinema & Bar     (Movie Theater)  CITY OF SYDNEY   area,  with one screen  and located  in the old Paramount Studios Office Space at Paramount House, Lower Ground Floor,  80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, NSW,    Telephone:   (02) 9211-1556      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

Govindas Restaurant and Cinema   CITY OF SYDNEY   area,  at 112   Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW,   Telephone: (02) 9380-5155  with one screen, the cinema is open five days a week (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) exhibits a unique seection of movies. Sydney vegetarian restaurant and boutique cinema, the Movie Room      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

United Cinemas – Avalon   at 39 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon, NSW,  Tel: (02) 9918-2789  with two screens, multi-format digital sound and wheelchair access.      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

United Cinemas – Collaroy at 1097 Pittwater Road, Collaroy, NSW,  Tel: (02) 9971-8668  with two screens and Grand Recliner seating    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

United Cinemas – Warriewood  at 4 Vuko Place, Warriewood, NSW, Tel: (02) 9913-2800   with six screens, multi-format digital sound and wheelchair access  and Grand Recliner seating    (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

United Cinemas – Katoomba – The Edge Cinema  at  225 Great Western Highway, Katoomba, NSW,   Telephone: (02) 4782-8900   with four screens, The Edge Cinema is open daily showing all the latest movies. with a variety of session times available, with reduced prices before 5pm and Cheap Tuesdays. You can also experience a 737 type flight simulator with the VSjet screenings at The Edge Cinema        (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )   

United Cinemas – Narellan  at Shop M5, Narellan Town Centre, Elyard Street Entrance, Camden Valley Way, Narellan, NSW, Telephone: (02) 4646-1656      multiple   screens with GMAX and GRANDMAX theatres and Grand Recliner seating

Glenbrook Cinema at corner of Ross Street and & Great Western Highway, Glenbrook, NSW,    Telephone: (02) 4739-4433  with one screen, this family-run cinema now features the very latest in cinema technology,  Digital Sound and Digital Cinema with both 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround sound, depending on the movie

Mount Vic Flicks at 2A Harley Avenue, Mount Victoria, NSW,   Telephone:  (02) 4787-1577  with one screen, an iconic and popular feature of the upper Blue Mountains.   Always showing a very eclectic mix of top quality films from Australia and Hollywood and World Movies, arthouse to kids, and brand new releases to well remembered  classics

Playhouse Theatre         CITY OF SYDNEY area,  at the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, East Circular Quay, Sydney,  NSW, Tel: (02) 9250-7393   The Playhouse Theatre is best suited to single-set productions and small musical and dramatic/comedy productions. This excellent venue can be hired for chamber music, film screenings and spoken word presentation, with one cinema screen.   (Venue Seating Capacity = 398)  

The Reel Room      CITY OF SYDNEY  CBD, located in the basement of the State Theatre Building at 49 Market Street, Sydney, NSW,    Telephone:   (02) 9373-6853  now part of QT SYDNEY, this excellent small venue can be hired for advance preview film screenings and conferences and presentations. This Private Screening Room with one cinema screen, has raked seating for up to 56 guests, and also boasts its own private stairwell entry with direct Market Street access. Advanced AV digital screening capabilities, including screening DVDs and 1K and 4K blu-ray and 3D cinema projection. Dedicated food and beverage service available from The Reel Bar located next to the cinema.       (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )

SUFF – SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL   with four cinema screens is held indoors each September during three days/nights, and is located at the FACTORY THEATRE    (frequent music/comedy venue, but occasional theatre venue and cinema venue)      (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )      

(Venues) at 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW,

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

Sydney’s original outdoor film festival, with one cinema screen, is held each January with its  iconic beachside location at the  Bondi Beach, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi, NSW,   All 8.45pm sessions are held in the outdoor Ampitheatre. All other sessions are held in the indoor theatre. With heavy rain, the 8.45pm session moves indoors

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas BONDI with one cinema screen is an all-weather outdoor event, and is held each January and February, and located on the Dolphin Lawn overlooking Bondi Beach, with its  iconic beachside location.  All screenings commence at 8:30pm  in the park beside the famous  Bondi Pavilion    

St.George OpenAir Cinema   with one cinema screen is held outdoors each year in January and February and  is located at Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point,  Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW, and is adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and just to the south of Mrs Macquaries Chair  Telephone:  1300-366-649

IMB Sunset Cinema –  North Sydney  with one cinema screen is held outdoors each year in January and February and  March and is located at North Sydney Oval,  intersection of Miller and Ridge Streets, North Sydney,  NSW,    Telephone:   (02) 9029-5745 Movie/snacking packages are available.  Formerly known as Starlight Cinema, summertime screenings of brand new releases, golden oldies and family classics.  North Sydney Oval is located in the south-west corner of St Leonards Park.

IMB Sunset Cinema – Western Sydney   with one cinema screen The IMB Sunset Cinema is held outdoors each year, from early November for four weeks with screenings every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night, and is located at the Western Sydney Parklands, at the Lizard Log Amphitheatre, with entry near the roundabout at Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury, NSW,

 Sydney Open-Air Cinema   with one cinema screen is held outdoors each year, all screenings commence at 7.00pm at Castle Hill Heritage Park, Heritage Park Drive, Castle Hill. NSW, pop-up cinema, each year coinciding with the Easter School Holidays, with 19 movie nights from 1st April 2015

Golden Age Cinema & Bar (Hollywood Nights)   CITY OF SYDNEY area, with one cinema screen is held outdoors each year,  pop-up cinema, all screenings commence at 8.00pm for twelve nights,  11-22 March 2015 and is located at the Spectrum Playground, at The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW,

Movies by the Boulevard   with one cinema screen is held outdoors each year, all screenings commence at 8.30pm  for two weeks in January, at Sydney Olympic Park, Cathy Freeman Park, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW,   



About Australian Classification (Film Censorship)


“The National Classification Scheme” is a cooperative arrangement between the Australian Government and the state and territory governments, where the Australian Classification Board does classify films, computer games and certain publications.


Guide to Australian Classification Film ratings:               • G    =   General. G is an advisory classification The content is very mild in impact. G films are for general viewing. While many G films are for children, not all will be of interest to them  . . .     • PG  =  Parental Guidance recommended.     PG is an advisory classification The content is mild in impact. PG films contain material that a parent or carer might need to explain to younger children     . . .   • M  =  recommended for Mature audiences.   M is an advisory classification The content is moderate in impact. M films are not recommended for people aged under 15 as a level of maturity is required    . . .       •   MA15+   =  Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.   MA 15+ is a legally restricted classification The content is strong in impact. MA 15+ films are not suitable for people aged under 15. A person aged under 15 cannot be admitted to an MA 15+ film unless accompanied by his or her parent or an adult guardian. The requirements are not met if the parent or adult guardian buys a ticket, but does not accompany the child in the cinema for the duration of the film  . . .     •   R18+  =   Restricted to 18 and over. R 18+ is a legally restricted classification The content is high in impact. R 18+ films are not suitable for people aged under 18. People aged under 18 cannot be admitted to an R 18+ film . . .      •   Exempt  =   The law also allows some films, such as educational films, to be shown unrated, and those are listed as Exempt      •   CTC   = Check The Classification rating closer to the release date.   Australian Government Classifications help you decide which films to choose, and also tell you about the impact of the content, and the most suitable audience for a film.


PLEASE NOTE   that many cinemas deliberately have internet websites that do NOT advertise the actual number of cinema auditoriums (i.e. screens)  located at each venue. Despite openly advertising the availability of cinema venue hire, only a handful of cinemas are actually prepared to advertise their  “Venue Seating Capacity” available for each screen.  Assumption and presumption (guessing) have been used to try to calculate the actual number of cinema auditoriums at each venue, solely based on the total number of movies being shown on Saturday Evening at around 6:30pm     . . .    Please do contact us, if your favourite Sydney Cinema has not been listed   . . .    Please note that Cinema Session Times are always subject to change   . . .

In 2013 the total number of Australian Cinema theatres was 486, with a total of 2057 cinema screens.   NSW/ACT cinemas in 2013 had a total capacity of 134,023 seats.  


Ace Cinemas
Dendy Cinemas
Event Cinemas (BCC and GU)
Forum 6 Cinemas
Grand Cinemas
Hoyts Cinemas
Luna Palace Cinemas
Majestic Cinemas
Metro Cinemas
Orana Cinemas
Palace Cinemas
Reading Cinemas
Saraton Cinemas
United Cinemas
Village Cinemas
Wallis Cinemas


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