There are several places to catch a movie on the Gold Coast and here we will list all the top cinemas plus a few interesting options to check out.

If you’re looking for Gold Class (eg large reclining lounge chair style seats, and in some cases free popcorn/drinks) try Reading Cinemas at Harbour Town or Event Cinemas at either Australia Fair, Robina Town Centre, Westfield Coomera, or Pacific Fair.

If you’re looking for a cinema in Surfers Paradise, the closest is either the Event Cinemas at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Broadbeach or Event Cinemas at Australia Fair Shopping Centre Southport.

Ticket prices are usually cheapest during the week and before 5pm, check the cinema websites for offers. Standard price 2D movie tickets are normally around $12 through to $25 for Gold Class.


Event Cinemas Pacific Fair
Featuring three Gold Class cinemas, Vmax and eight traditional cinemas all with state-of-the-art digital projection and Real D 3D capable screens.
Reading Cinemas Harbourtown
A modern comfortable cinema with a Gold Class hall.
HOTA, Home of the Arts
Regular screening of new release movies.
Event Cinemas Australia Fair
8 cinemas with big screens and surround sound plus two luxury Gold Class theatres.
Event Cinemas Robina
Offering Gold Class and Vmax theatres.
Event Cinemas Coomera
Offering Gold Class and Vmax theatres.
Cineplex Nerang
Modern multiplex cinema chain screening the latest Hollywood films, plus new independent releases.
BCC Cinemas Coolangatta
Modern chain showing mainstream and independent movies offering 6 traditional theatres and 3D.

Other cool places to watch movies

Movies under the Stars
Open-air cinemas are occasionally held in beautiful parks across the Gold Coast. Visit the website for schedules. Offered free by the Gold Coast City Council.
Movies at the Star
On most Monday and Sundays at The Star Gold Coast they screen a latest release movie favorite. Best of all its free for Star Club members and only $5 otherwise.
Village Theatre
Screening movie classics – check their Facebook page for what’s on
Yatala Drive-In
Relive the charm of the drive-in theatre and watch the latest release movies from the comfort of your own car, deck chair etc

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First Published on: Feb 1, 2012 – Updated: Jan 2020