Some of our other film related projects are Blow Up Cinema, a mobile outdoor cinema, documentary film production co. Gusto Films and our long running short film event, Red Hot Shorts. Gus once made a short film about the end of 35mm film and it played at MIFF and a few other festivals. You can see it here.
Here’s a recent review of our bar from The Age
WHERE DO I FIND YOU AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
We are located at:
802 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
(in between Dundas St and The Thornbury Theatre.)
WALK: We are on the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury. TRAM: Get off at stop 41 on the 86 tram along High St. TRAIN: Get off at Thornbury and walk up Blythe St to High St.
CYCLE: There are a number of bike paths to bring you here and when you find us we have six bike spaces to lock up to. DRIVE: Although we’d rather you didn’t drive as there is limited parking around us – there is ample of parking on High st but please beware of the clearways at peak times. Sometimes you can find a park in the Aldi car park off Dundas st after 7pm.
WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
We open from:
Tuesday & Thursday 5pm – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday from midday.
Please double check website as times may vary.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Yes, children are permitted on our premises provided they are seeing a film within their age rating.
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes, we sure do. We have three different types of vouchers available, ranging in price from $30 to $100 and they include a combination of film tickets, drinks, snacks and food options. These can be purchased in person at the cinema.
Gift cards can be bought in person at the cinema or we can take credit card payment over the phone and then we'll can post it out to you. If you email us, we will be happy to call you at a suitable time.
To redeem your voucher please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24hrs before the date of the film you'd like to see. In the email please tell us the film, date, time and preferred seats and we'll reply with confirmation
Do you accept ‘carer cards’?
We sure do. Accompanied carers can come free of charge - but please either email or call the cinema so we can print off a complimentary ticket to ensure you don’t miss out if the session sells out.
DO YOU OFFER SESSIONS WITH BABIES?
Yes, every Wednesday morning (usually 11am) we will show a film exclusively for adults and their babies (up to 18 months). Easy pram access and plenty of secure pram parking in the foyer. Cry baby sessions: $12 (for babies and adults) and yes, we make a lovely coffee!
ARE YOU ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, our venue is fully accessible for wheelchair access. We are working on a suitable system to cater for the hearing & vision impaired.
WHAT ARE YOUR FILM PRICES?
We try to keep our prices reasonable & affordable.
Full price tickets: $18.50
Concession & Breakfast Club members: $15
Seniors and children: $12
Wednesdays - All tickets for all sessions: $12
Wednesdays - Cry baby sessions: $12 (babies free!)
Guardians of children are also able to purchase tickets at kids’ prices for our kids’ films.
WHO ARE CONCESSION TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR?
Unwaged, students and PBS, 3MBS & RRR radio station subscribers.
IS THE CINEMA AND BAR AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRES?
Yes it sure is, the perfect place for your fim premiere, cast and crews screenings or parties. – please see our ‘Private Hires’ page.
We also make our cinema available for fundraising events and we offer six charities a year free use of our cinema for their fundraising activities.
Do you have reserved/allocated seating?
Yes, all sessions except the 'cry baby' session have allocated seating. Please choose your preferred seat when booking online or in person at the cinema.
WHAT ARE YOUR FOOD AND DRINKS OPTIONS?
As we don’t have a kitchen, we are working with local, Italian favourite, Umberto’s to provide you with some delicious small and shared plates to enjoy in our bar and in our cinema. Choose from antipasto, meatballs, calamari and polenta chips
We also have some very tasty craft beers from local breweries Hawkers, Bodriggy and just over west, Two Birds Brewing.
We also serve a range of cocktails including our very own Motor Spirit and the straight up classic, Four Pillars gin & tonic. We also have an espresso machine with coffee from Padre in East Brunswick.
But, hey, we’re a cinema so expect freshly made popcorn and mouth-watering, handmade choctops from The Ice Cream Embassy & The Toddy Shop, both from Preston and they're delicious!
Can I suggest movies I’d like to see?
Yes, we love hearing from our cinema goers as to what films they’d love to see on our big screen. Please email us your ideas.
WHO ARE YOUR FRIENDS?
We have a feeling that our regular patrons will become our good friends – but there are a number of organisations and single screen cinemas that have a similar ethos to us and we thought you might like to know about them too.
WHEN DO YOU GET NEW FILMS?
We try to get new films as soon as we can, but this decison is made by the distributors - some of them make us wait 6 weeks before we can get a new release film to you! Every week we try our best to get them as early as we can!