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3 Best Cinema Experiences in Melbourne

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published March 12th 2013
Love Movies? You'll love these Luxury Cinemas
Directors Suite
Directors Suite
Directors Suite - Hoyts Cinema


This is the ultimate level of luxury when it comes to cinemas in Melbourne. A part of Hoyts Cinema, this category of cinema offers a unique blend of privacy and intimacy topped up by premium services which make it a delight to visit.

As you enter the Directors Suite section of Hoyts cinema a service person greets you, who then takes you to the bar section. You can choose your choice of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and some lip-smacking gourmet food to keep you company while watching a movie.

You can opt to get your drinks and foods delivered to your seats and also have it delivered when you want (beginning of the movie, interval or later). This cinema has seating capacity for just enough people to let you enjoy your privacy and watch the movie as though you were in the comfort of your home.

The seats are recliners which give you ultra comfort in sitting or reclining while watching the movie. Each pair of seats has a small table in between which is neon lit and has a caller bell for intimating your personal waiter, if you feel like ordering for something more during the movie. What more? Those of you who visit toilets during the course of the movie can still stay tuned to the story-line as the washrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems which keep the movie playing for you while you ease yourself. Directors Suite is an experience which you must cherish if there is a special occasion in your life or if you feel like indulging in some luxury along with great cinematic technology. You can also make bookings for private screening and corporate functions.

Price: Around $40 pp
Address: Melbourne Central, High Point and Victoria Gardens

Gold Class
Gold Class - Village Cinema
Gold Class - Village Cinema

Gold Class Cinema is part of Village Cinemas and it offers one of the unique movie viewing experiences to its viewers. This is one cinema which you will find hard to resist after you discern what it can offer to you. It sits in the lap of luxury and spells out exclusivity in its every single aspect.

Right from the seats, ambiance, interiors and service, everything about this cinema is of great quality which creates a delightful and magnificent experience for its customers. You can order for beverages and food (apart from enjoying its bar services) to keep your palette satiated when your eyes and mind are glued on to the big wide screen and revel in the feeling of being special. This is a perfect way to celebrate a great occasion in your life either with someone special or with those few who matter to you. Treat your loved ones to a couple of hours of opulence and indulgence while you get them entertained by their favourite movies.

Price: Around $30 pp
Location: Albury, Century City, Crown, Doncaster, Geelong, Hobart, Jam Factory, Karnigal, Knox, Rivoli Cinema, Southland and Sunshine

Rooftop Cinema
Rooftop Cinema
Rooftop Cinema


This is a must go for those people who love to watch movies in outdoor cinemas but hate the drive-in concept. This cinema is every outdoor loving person's dream. Situated in the heart of Melbourne CBD Rooftop cinema offers unparalleled movie viewing experience with a breathtaking view of the city. This is best enjoyed during summer nights with the open sky, twinkling stars and gentle breeze. With a seating capacity of 160 people the Rooftop Cinema commences screenings from 9.30pm in the night so if you decide to reach well before time you can enjoy some beer, wine and cocktail drinks along with some refreshments at the rooftop bar adjoining this cinema.

You can also whet your urge to drink and eat while watching the movie as Rooftop cinema is a fully licensed place. Sitting on top of the Curtin House this cinema is located on Swanston Street and is easily accessible by public transports like trams, trains and taxis. City dwellers can enjoy the luxury to walk to this cinema to live this incredible experience. You can let this experience reignite the romance in your relationship or just have a fabulous time with your bunch of friends. Whatever be the occasion Rooftop Cinema guarantees to provide you an unforgettable time and dollops of fun. Don't forget to carry a jumper, jacket or blanket just in case Melbourne weather chooses to tease you.

Address: On top of Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street in Melbourne's CBD (Between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets)
Opening time: 5pm, Screening time: 9.30 pm
Price: Tickets range from $16 to $30
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Why? Because watching movie can be luxurious too
When: Anytime of the year
Where: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cost: From $16 onwards
Your Comment
Always disappointed with the food it is often frozen and then fried.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5527) 2252 days ago
Nice article...but wouldn't expect the food to be delicious
by Joy (score: 3|1908) 2251 days ago
Worth it for a special movie. We go and have drinks. The food is rather average.
by caz13 (score: 2|159) 2250 days ago
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