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Dendy Has Just Opened a New 11-Screen Cinema in Southport — Its First-Ever Gold Coast Venue

You can now catch a movie at Queen Street Village at Southport, which redevelops the old Gold Coast Hospital site.
By Sarah Ward
May 26, 2022
By Sarah Ward
May 26, 2022

Maybe you're a Gold Coast-based movie buff. Or, perhaps you're a Brisbane cinephile prone to holidaying, day-tripping or just hanging out down south. Either way, you now have a new picture palace to visit. Making its first move into the region, Dendy has just opened a new site in Southport — bringing big-screen dreams to the new Queen Street Village.

If you've been past the suburb's Queen Street of late, you would've noticed that the old Gold Coast Hospital site has been undergoing quite the revamp — and yes, a place to see flicks is part of it. Welcoming in film lovers from Thursday, May 26, the new Dendy features 11 screens, which means that it boasts quite the opening lineup that spans both blockbusters and arthouse fare.

Cinephiles making the trip during launch week can check out everything from the just-opened Top Gun: Maverick and The Bob's Burgers Movie through to recent releases such as Operation Mincemeat, Petite Maman, The Drover's Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson and To Chiara.

Also on their way in the coming weeks and months: Jurassic World Dominion, Lightyear, Elvis, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water.

And yes, all the usual snacks are on offer — choc tops, popcorn and the like.

Dendy Southport marks the chain's first new Queensland site since 2017, when it opened the doors to its Coorparoo cinema — joining its Portside site in Brisbane. Long gone are the days when the brand's now-defunct George Street venue was the only Dendy in the state.

As for Queen Street Village, the 3.2-hectare spot — which also runs along Nerang Street and Little High Street — will include shops, dining, offices, apartments, student accommodation and a hotel, all perched around a central plaza. It's opening in stages, with the Dendy among its first spots to get up and running.

Find Dendy Southport at Queen Street Village, 129 Queen Street, Southport, from May 26, 2022. Head to the website for further details.

Published on May 26, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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