Cinemas in Adelaide: Where to Catch the Latest Flicks
Grab your popcorn and settle into one of Adelaide’s cinemas for the best new and classic movies on the big screen!
Whether you’re with a group of girls for a romcom or on your own to really lose yourself in the film, there’s something quite special about experiencing a movie on the big screen. Feel the sparks fly as the lights dim on date night or stick on your comfiest clothes and dig into a huge bucket of popcorn for a more relaxed experience, what’s not to love! We’ve rounded up the top cinemas in Adelaide to find the best new releases, silver screen classics and special events not to be missed.
There’s something for everyone at these popular Adelaide cinema spots! The latest releases? Certainly. Cult-classic double bills? You bet. French Film Festival? Oui. You can also catch National Theatre Live and The Met Opera screenings to give you that live performance feeling at a fraction of the cost.
3 Cinema Place, Adelaide | 98 Prospect Road, Prospect
The film on the big screen isn’t the only breath-taking work of art you are treated to when you take a trip to The Capri. The beautiful 1941 heritage listed building is known for having a WurliTzer organ in pride of place and for its independent, not-for-profit mechanics. It's run by volunteers with a love for film – whether it’s the new releases they show or the much-loved classics, with ticket profits going towards the restoration of this iconic South Australian building.
141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Expect a heavy ratio of arthouse films to big blockbusters as the Mercury Cinema celebrates all the things that make cinema truly great. Book in for their ‘Silverscreen’ program for lovers of film and afternoon tea; ‘The Gilded Edge’ with exclusive meet-the-maker sessions; and Beer and Bubbles Doubles, a double screening of either a romcom and action or sci-fi and subtitles with refreshments.
13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Opening as a cinema in 1920, the Odeon Star is perhaps our oldest contender! With its retro décor and charm, The Odeon Star is a much loved and trusted favourite among Semaphore locals, offering the newest releases at the bargain price of just $10 a ticket.
65 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
Originally opening in 1925 and showing silent films and pantomimes, the Regal Theatre has a rich history of cinema and entertainment. You can now book in for the latest film releases, live shows and Fringe performances, as well as the absolutely amazing option to host your very own movie night, choosing from new and classic films for you and all your friends to enjoy on the big screen.
275 Kensington Road, Kensington Park
Another one of Adelaide’s classic cinemas, the Windsor Theatre was built in 1925 and continues its legacy in true art deco style. Celebrating “cinema the way it used to be”, you may not find flash IMAX screens, instead enjoying the charm of a golden era and prices to match, at just $10 admission.
1 Commercial Road, Brighton
Undergoing a recent renovation to upgrade technology including Dolby sound, the Lobethal Cinema is a charming movie theatre with decent pricing, the latest releases and a real community feel. They have hosted successful fundraisers over the years, as well as offering free movies for volunteers to give back to society.
Lobethal Centennial Hall, Main Street, Lobethal
And of course, we couldn’t talk about our favourite cinema spots around Adelaide without giving an honourable mention to Moonlight Cinema, who are planning their magnificent comeback next summer and the eagerly anticipated reopening of the newly renovated art-deco masterpiece that is Piccadilly Cinema.
Now you know where the best cinemas in Adelaide are, why not book yourself into one of Adelaide’s best new restaurants before your movie? Before finishing the night off on a rooftop bar because why shouldn’t you live the luxury life of a movie star? Or, if you’re feeling more indoorsy, try out some of our rainy day activities in Adelaide to continue the fun without the sun.
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