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Gold Coast Cinemas & Theatres

Rainy day or public holiday? You can always catch a movie! The Gold Coast has quite a few cinemas with one bound to be near you, so you can make sure to catch the latest films from Hollywood and home grown ones on the big screen.

See something at VMax Robina, or get the full service at Gold Class (with recliners, drinks and food brought to you by your waiter). You can even still catch a flick at the drive-in!

If you're after something a little less commercial and a little more art-house, then the Arts Centre Gold Coast will be for you, otherwise forget the big screen and see something on the big stage! We've included a list of cinemas on the Gold Coast below - click through for session times and to purchase movie tickets online. 

Cinemas on the Gold Coast

Robina Event Cinemas

Recently redeveloped, the cinemas at Robina Town Centre feature 3 Gold Class cinemas, a 25-meter VMax screen and 7 regular cinemas with digital and 3D projectors, not to mention a bar/cafe, brand new candy bar and extra comfy seating. It's also right next to the new restaurant precinct at the Robina Promenade, new AMF Bowling and within walking distance to the Robina Train Station. It's slightly more expensive than some of the other cinemas around but if you're after a decent night out with friends or as a couple then Robina is a great place to start!

Robina Session Times
Location: Cnr Collyer Quays Lido Promenade, Robina, QLD, 4230 

Pacific Fair Event Cinemas

Pacific Fair Event Cinemas also enjoyed a recent redevelopment and now features a Vmax theatre, a huge 22 meter screen with incredible sound and vision. Plus the luxurious Gold Coast lounge where you can lie back and watch the latest blockbuster in the leather reclining armchair and be served great meals and drinks while you're watching. 

Pacific Fair Session Times
Location: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach QLD 4215 

Australia Fair Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas at Australia Fair has 10 big screens, including Senstadium and Gold Class cinemas. The cinemas were host to the Gold Coast Film Festival in 2012, and is one of the cheaper options (along with Nerang Cinemas below). Located upstairs at Australia Fair, the cinemas have a self service candy bar and free parking if you remember to keep your movie ticket stub.

Australia Fair Session Times
Location: Level 1, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Scarborough Street, Southport QLD 4215 

Harbour Town Reading Cinemas

Home to the Gold Coast's first Gold Class experience, Reading Cinemas at Harbour Town also boasts the most number of screens, with 14 cinemas available to patrons with stadium seating, wall to wall screens and even discounted tickets for group bookings! The Gold Class experience offers luxury lounge chairs, bar and in-cinema service and dining.

Session Times
Location: Cnr Gold Coast Highway & Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters QLD 4216 

Coolangatta Event Cinemas

See the latest blockbusters from 6 screens using 35mm Kinoton projection, situated within the Showcase on the Beach shopping centre at Coolangatta

Coolangatta Session Times
Location: Level 2, Cnr Griffith & Warners Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225

Nerang Cinemas

The cinemas and screens are smaller, and so is the candy bar for that matter, but the price is right for the experience! The four cinemas at Nerang still employ the latest in Dolby Digital HD cinema and sound, and it's open every day of the year except for Christmas. It might be out of the way for tourists staying near the beach, but if you're a local or are staying near the area, then these cinemas are great for those on a budget. 

Session Times
Location: Earle Plaza Shopping Centre, Cnr White and Price Streets, Nerang QLD 4211 

Arts Cinema - The Arts Centre Gold Coast 

Offering a blend of mainstream, art house and foreign movies, the Arts Cinema is great for cinema lovers wanting a change from the shopping centre experience. Meet up with friends at the licensed cafe, and feel free to bring your drink with you when the movie starts. You can even become a member to enjoy discounts and special offers. 

Session Times
Location: 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Yatala Drive In Cinemas

Enjoy the Gold Coast's only drive-in cinema! Located at the northern end of the Coast at Yatala, the Drive In Cinemas boast 2 big screens and the latest releases. There's a retro 50's candy bar and diner, with 1950's nostalgia nights to boot! This is highly recommended if you're after a unique movie experience - as their website says, "As long as there are sunsets and stars at night, there will always be drive-in movies".

Session Times
Location: 100 Jacobs Well Road, Stapylton QLD 4207

Draculas has been entertaining both locals and visitors alike for over 30 years with its unique nights of burlesque-style entertainment, comedy and dining the likes of which is unmatched! For a ghoulishly good time, Draculas is a humourous tribute to the B-grade horror genre incorporating musical productions alongside side-splitting comedy to provide a memorable evening that has been much-acclaimed for years!

Location: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

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Experience the heart, soul and true Aussie spirit of the outback with Australian Outback Spectacular: Return of High Country Legends pays tribute to some of Australia's greatest legendary stories, with more music, drama and action than ever before. Enjoy a three-course Aussie BBQ dinner with drinks & free Stockman's hat! See death-defying stunts, aerial performances, plus some incredible special effects. 

Location: Entertainment Road, Oxenford

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Theatres on the Gold Coast

Spotlight Theatre
A local theatre group running small budget productions 
185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Bundall
Phone: 07 5539 4255
Now Showing  

Javeenbah Theatre Company
A local theatre group running small budget productions
Cnr Ferry and Stevens Street, Nerang
Phone: 07 5596 0300 
Now Showing 

Gold Coast Little Theatre
Established in 1950, the Gold Coast Little Theatre is the oldest community theatre on the Gold Coast.
21a Scarborough Street, Southport Southport
07 5532 2096 
Now Showing

The Star Gold Coast 
Having just received a multi-million dollar upgrade, the Jupiters Casino theatre holds the best acts from all over the world - with a new show to see each year, it offers a theatre experience like no other; grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants within Jupiters before hand, or try your luck at a gambling table afterwards.
Jupiters Casino Road, Broadbeach Island
Phone: 07 5592 8100
Now Showing 

Draculas Cabaret 
For lovers of anything horror or spooky, Draculas offers a dinner and show package that will make you want to stay, for all eternity!
1 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters
Phone: 1800 DRACULAS 
Now Showing/Buy Tickets

Australian Outback Spectacular
An incredible popular dinner/show combination showcasing Australia's best stories with an outstanding cast of both the 2 legged and 4 legged kind. 
Entertainment Drive, Oxenford
Phone: 133 386
Now Showing/Buy Tickets

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

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