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by Samantha Jeffree (subscribe)
I'm a mum, writer, art lover and book lover. I have lived in the southern suburbs of Adelaide all my life and love where I live! Follow me on Instagram @sammyjeffree
Published April 25th 2014
A great, inexpensive night out surrounded by history
Step back into a bygone era and immerse yourself in cinema the way it used to be at Windsor Theatres, Brighton.

The cinema was built in 1925 and has been showing movies ever since, starting with silent movies. It is one of the few original cinemas still standing.

If the appeal of stepping back in time isn't enough for you, I should mention tickets are $10 per person for a double feature every day of the week.

The cinema might not have the modern features of some of the larger movie chains, the screen isn't huge and you're not going to be knocked off your seat by the bass coming from the huge speakers, but the seats are comfortable, the screen is more than ample and the sound is actually very good.

[ADVERT]Food and drink (the usual popcorn - from a bag, soft drink, choc top iced creams and so on) are all available to purchase at reasonable prices.

The movies screened vary from mainstream to independent and art house films. The chances are high you probably won't get to see a big budget new release movie as soon as it comes out at Windsor Theatre, but you might just discover a movie you wouldn't have considered seeing at the larger chains.

I went with some friends and my husband recently and saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Monument Men and found these movies to be very enjoyable.

The first movie starts promptly, there is a short intermission and then the following movie starts. Advertising isn't commonplace and the trailers are short and again, less mainstream.

Windsor Theatres is open every night of the week and in the day time on Sundays and Mondays. On average the movies change weekly and EFTPOS is not available, but if anything this adds to the charm.

Head to Windsor Theatre for a romantic, inexpensive date night, go with a group of friends, or why not just go solo?

Feel the warmth of Windsor Theatre and help support a local business which has kept its doors open for so many years.
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Why? Enjoy an inexpensive night in charming surroundings
When: Open for screenings 7:30pm every night and 2pm Sundays and Mondays
Phone: 08 8296 4888
Where: 1 Commercial Road, Brighton
Cost: $10 per person for a double feature
Your Comment
I'm surprised they are still open, great choice of topic Samantha!
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 2578 days ago
What's more, is right close to Brighton rail station and the equally charming small shopping/eats strip.
With the increase in vintage films available in Digital for Cinemas (like the Pomeranz series just now), there could be value is asking for your favorite oldie?
by (score: 2|555) 1998 days ago
Oh thanks Sam. I didn't even know there was a cinema in Brighton. So cheap! I might even see what's on tomorrow :) Nancy
by angel (score: 0|2) 2579 days ago
Sounds good and will be visiting there soon. Thanks for the info.
by jeanm (score: 1|10) 2576 days ago
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