There are several places to catch a movie on the Gold Coast, the closest to Surfers Paradise is either the Event Cinemas at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Broadbeach or Event Cinemas at Australia Fair Shopping Centre Southport. If you’re looking for Gold Class (ie large reclining lounge chair like seats and in some cases free popcorn/drinks) try Reading Cinemas at Harbour Town or Event Cinemas at Australia Fair, Robina Town Centre, or Pacific Fair.

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.
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.

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First Published on: Feb 1, 2012 – Updated: Oct 17, 2018