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All The Gold Coast Cinemas Listed In One Place!
Going to the movies on the Gold Coast is just as popular as anywhere else.
Most people know about the major cinema chains, but the Gold Coast has a great independent that even the locals don't know about!
And then there is the drive-in! Those summer nights! Bundle the kids in the car and head up to the Yatala Twin Drive-In Theatre. A great treat for the family. Movie Marathons are an even greater bonus!
My pick for a mainstream cinema is Nerang's Cineplex Cinemas.
Nerang's Cineplex Cinemas are the best kept secrets of the Gold Coast! The best value around. Tickets are usually half the cost or even less of a regular cinema tickets! Even with high petrol prices it is worth the drive to Nerang! I recommend you book ahead so as not to be disappointed, booking online is easy - I always do this myself. Some movies show in 3D as well at great prices.
Another great treat whilst there, why not stop for fish and chips at the Brophy's Seafood - great fish and chips and excellent value. Say 'Hi!' to Matt and Jayne for me and tell them Annie sent you!
Nerang Cineplex Cinemas - Earle Plaza, 52 Price Street, Nerang Ph 07 5502 0222
Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed
Ph 07 5523 3321
6 screens, shows mainstream and a selection of arthouse movies.
More info about Tweed City Cinemas
Birch Carroll & Coyle and Greater Union Cinemas are common brands in Australia that operate in different locations. Event Cinemas is a new branding and relaunch of some of the cinemas across Australia to create a whole new cinema experience. The first Event Cinemas on the Gold Coast were at Robina Town Centre.
Fair Shopping Centre, Southport
Ph 07 5531 2200
Conveniently located in the centre of Southport. Eight regular screens and two Gold Class Cinemas. Plenty of undercover parking in Australia Fair.
Shopping Resort, Griffith St, Coolangatta
Ph 07 5536 9300
Six screens located in centre of Coolangatta.
Shopping Centre, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
Ph 07 5572 2666
Pacific Fair has lots of parking some undercover. 12 cinema screens with some 3D projections. The cinemas are located on the westside.
Centre, Arbour Lane, Robina
Ph 07 5575 9955
The cinemas here are the first Event Cinemas. 3 Gold Class, 1 VMax and 7 regular cinema screens. Totally state of the art cinema including 3D projections for some films. Robina Town Centre has a mix of undercover and outdoor parking.
More info about Birch Carroll & Coyle Event Cinemas
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Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
Ph 07 5588 4008
The Gold Coast Arts Centre is just across the Nerang River from Surfers Paradise.
Easily accessible via Chevron Island.
This cinema is the Gold Coast Arts cinema with the arthouse and less mainsteam movies.
Though an occassional mainstream movie will be shown here.
All parking at the Gold Coast Arts Centre is open air.
More info about Gold Coast Arts Centre Cinema
Earle Plaza, 52 Price Street, Nerang
Ph 07 5502 0222
My personal fave of all the Gold Coast cinemas! Open air parking - make sure you get there early. Book online and secure your seats!
More info about Nerang Cineplex Cinemas
Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Cnr Oxley Drive and Gold Coast Hwy, Biggera Waters
Ph 07 5500 9700
Two 28 seat Gold Lounge cinemas for the ultimate movie experience. 14 screens in total make it the largest cinemas on the Gold Coast. Plenty of open air parking at Harbour Town. Cinemas are on the Oxley Drive side with plenty of places to eat nearby for a before or after movie snack.
More info about Reading Cinemas Harbour Town
Village Theatre, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove
Ph 07 5577 8999
Only open for late afternoon and evenings showings. This is a boutique cinema showing limited movies, but great if you are staying in Sanctuary Cove. Parking is on the streets around the theatre, including Golf Buggy Parking!
100 Jacobs Well Road, Exit 38 off M1, Stapylton
Ph 07 3287 2930
The only drive-in theatre in the Gold Coast. Twin screens.
This is a bit of a drive from Surfers Paradise, but great fun especially on a summer night!
Open 7 nights it operates in all weather conditions.
Often during the school holidays there will be two kids movies showing per night and you don't pay much more for the two movies.