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Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

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by Brooke. A. R (subscribe)
Freelance writer from Sydney. Images are my own unless specified otherwise.
Published January 6th 2017
Be charmed by this old timer
You'll find the classic Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace located on Military Road in Cremorne.

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cinema Cremorne
The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Candy Bar

People go there for the old time cinema experience. The wonderful thing about independent cinemas is the old fashioned relaxed vibe; no one is rushing or pushing. The Orpheum's fancy art deco setting will make you feel like you've stepped back in time; it's got real character. Complete with its own piano room and liquor license, you know you're in for a unique cinema experience. They may be an old time cinema but they play all the current films. You can even buy your ticket online, which is a good idea for new release films; you want to make sure you get a seat.

The Orpheum is even home to the 87 year old Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. Once a month on Wednesday morning you can hear Neil Jensen play the organ, catch a movie and have a light lunch with tea or coffee, all for only $14. Make sure you book online. Another fun idea is to purchase a champagne ticket for $24. You get a flute of sparkling to enjoy whilst you watch your film. You'll be feeling very posh.

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cinema Cremorne
The Hayden Orpheum Ticket booth

Make sure you check their website for special events; there's always something to take the kids to. Oh, and don't forget tight-a** Tuesdays; tickets are only $13.50. Unfortunately parking isn't great. There's a free car park just behind the Orpheum but it's usually full. Otherwise there's metered parking on the street which is free after 6pm.

The cinema has a fully-fledged candy bar; you can't see a movie without popcorn. Go for the special combo deals to save money because candy bars are notorious for being overpriced. The Orpheum opens 7 days and has full access for the disabled (except to cinema 3).It's a great spot for family outings, gathering with friends or even that special first date.
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Why? See a film in an beautiful old-time cinema.
When: Films start around 9.15am, final screenings around 9.10pm.
Phone: (02) 9908 4344
Where: 380 Military Rd, Cremorne NSW 2090
Cost: Adults $21, student/pensioner $17.50, children $16, Seniors $13.
Your Comment
It's fantastic that they've kept the 'old-time' cinema going, Brooke - they're usually very few and far between!
by Elaine (score: 3|6698) 1019 days ago
It looks like a colourful cottage place, it's cute. Congrats on the award :)
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1019 days ago
I've always wanted to visit this place! looks beautiful, well done on award
by Amy (score: 1|51) 1019 days ago
This looks like a stunning place to visit, thanks for this article Brooke.
by Amy (score: 1|51) 1010 days ago
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