Brisbane's New Eight-Screen Reading Cinema Opens in Newmarket This Month

The cinema will feature two Gold Class theatres, a special 23-metre screen and in-seat dining.
Sarah Ward
Published on December 01, 2017

Call it an end-of-year movie theatre frenzy, call it the spirit of Christmas spreading celluloid dreams across the city, or call it a mighty great time for film lovers — whichever way you describe it, Brisbane's cinema scene has been growing at an astonishing rate in recent months. With the Elizabeth Picture Theatre giving the CBD a new movie base, and Dendy Coorparoo taking care of eastsiders, it's now the inner north's turn. More than a decade since a Reading-branded shopping centre popped up in Newmarket, a cinema is finally being added to the site.

Come 12.01 am on December 14, cinephiles can head to 400 Newmarket Road for their filmic fix, and find eight shiny big screens — including two Gold Class screens — ready and waiting. The late-night opening time might sound a little odd, but it won't to Star Wars fans. If you're going to launch a new cinema, you may as well do it with midnight screenings of Episode VIII — The Last Jedi, aka this year's biggest flick in this or any far, far away galaxy.

That's not the only big news that Reading Newmarket is serving up. In an Australian first, the site will also be revealing Reading's new Titan Luxe offering, which comes with a 23-metre screen, Dolby Atmos 360 sound, recliner seats and a dine-in food menu. Lush seats and during-movie eats and drinks are also a part of their Gold Class offering, of course, while all patrons can hang out at the cinema's lounge bar — either inside, or on the balcony.

As part of the shopping centre's broader redevelopment, around 900 square metres of cafes, eateries and bars are also being added across a new dining precinct. As well as a new spot to catch a film, that's your next dinner-and-movie date sorted.

Find Reading Newmarket at Newmarket Village, 400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket from December 14. Head to the cinema's website or Facebook page for further details.

Published on December 01, 2017 by Sarah Ward
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