Brisbane's New Ten-Screen Dendy Cinema Opens in Coorparoo Next Week
This is Brisbane's second new cinema in as many months.
Two years after it was first announced, Brisbane's inner east is set to welcome its new movie haven. If you live near Coorparoo and love great films, then you might want to mark November 30 in your diary. That's when you can head to the flicks at Dendy's brand new cinema on the corner of Old Cleveland and Cavendish roads.
Boasting a three-level entrance as part of the new Coorparoo Square development, the ten-screen site marks the first new Dendy to open in Brisbane since Portside launched in 2006. As well as featuring twice as many cinemas as its sibling across town, it will also play host to the city's first Dendy Premium Lounge — this will be the chain's Gold Class meets arthouse offering, complete with reclining seats and during-movie dining treats.
To celebrate its first month of operation, Dendy Coorparoo will also be putting on quite the series of events, including afternoon wine tastings over the weekend of December 1 to 3, and a Star Wars double of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi as December 13 ticks over to December 14. Premiere and previews screenings of the likes of The Florida Project and Pitch Perfect 3 are also on the agenda, plus a sneak peek session of Breathe with high tea.
If you're feeling a bit of déjà vu, that's because the Dendy previously had a second location on George Street in the CBD, back before it became the now-dormant Tribal Theatre. The new opening gives Brisbane its second new cinema in two months, coming hot on the heels of The Elizabeth Picture Theatre's launch in October.
As for the Coorparoo location, as well as providing that patch of the city's east with its own cinema, it's also part of a development that has been a rather long time coming. More than a decade ago, the spot on the corner of Old Cleveland and Cavendish roads was Myer — in fact, it was the site of Queensland's first Myer store — but other than some short-lived indoor markets, it mostly collected cobwebs until construction started on Coorparoo Square. Three residential towers, a food hall and a retail complex are also part of the precinct.
Find Dendy Coorparoo at Coorparoo Square, corner of Old Cleveland and Cavendish roads, Coorparoo, from November 30. Head to the website for further details.
Published on November 22, 2017 by Sarah Ward