Brisbane’s Best Boutique Cinemas

Brisbane has a thriving collection of boutique cinemas, from original 1920s and 70's movie theatres that have retained their character to contemporary art house cinemas with plush seating and bars. Here are 12 of the best:

Red Hill Cinemas have risen from the ashes of the old Red Hill skate arena and the original picture theatre on that site
One of a few historical Brisbane movie theatres still in operation, the Hawthorne Cinemas started life as The Roxy in 1922
Cinebar Rosalie Village is a hidden gem - a quartet of tiny boutique cinemas
This state of the art cinema complex is arguably Brisbane’s best.
The iconic Village Twin Cinema, renamed New Farm Cinemas, features the famous Purple Room in fully restored glory
The Australian Cinematheque occupies a pair of intimate custom designed theatrettes which are encased in the black box jutting out from the road side of GOMA
Hawthorne Deluxe Cinema is the glamorous 21st century sibling to the historic Hawthorne Cinema across the road.
The first cinema to operate on this site, the Avro, opened as a single open air cinema in 1912 and closed after the end of World War I
This, the last of Brisbane’s twin cinemas, occupies the site of the original open air theatre called Graceville Picture Gardens
This boutique cinema complex in leafy James St is the centre for multicultural films

The vintage-style movie theatre gives movie-goers a taste of a nostalgic bygone era when going to see a film in the city was a glamorous affair, with a real sense of occasion

Since the old Dendy closed at the historical Elycium Theatre in the city, this spankingly modern cinema wears the mantle of the only Dendy in town

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