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New Farm Cinemas Opens Second Phase, Adds Affordable 'Gold Rooms'

New Farm Six Cinemas is finally true to its name.
By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2014
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By Sarah Ward
December 16, 2014
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What’s better than two new cinemas? Four more new cinemas, of course! Since New Farm Cinemas’ grand unveiling in late July, eagle-eyed patrons and passers-by will have noticed an extra word nestled amongst its name. As emblazoned in lights on the front of the building, the picture palace’s official moniker is New Farm Six Cinemas — but that number didn’t quite ring true until now.

For months, only two screens were operational while renovations in the heritage-listed site continued. Instead, the boutique-sized, retro-styled venue’s name was a sign of things to come as builders laboured away behind the scenes to create and finalise four additional theatres.

Just in time for Christmas, the city’s newest movie house can now proudly live up to its proper name. Stage two of the refurbished building is complete, doubling the seating capacity of the complex.

New Farm Cinemas’ friendly proprietors believe the extra four screens were worth the wait, and we have to agree. The new the Red Room and Blue Room can house 100 and 88 people, respectively, and feature bean bags at the front of each auditorium for extra comfort.

The main attractions are the 30-seat Gold Rooms, home to the venue’s premium movie-going experience. If you’re after full-service food and drinks directly to your cinema seat, extra legroom and plush surrounds, then this is the place to be. And in keeping with the venue’s affordable pricing, a Gold Room ticket is only $21.50.

The just-opened theatres join the Purple Room — the cinema’s restored centrepiece harking back to the venue’s many former lives as the Merthyr Picture Palace, The Astor and The Village Twin — as well as the newly created, already-operational Bronze Room.

In even better news for cinema-goers, more seats to fill means more movies to screen, including new releases, special events and the venue’s growing program of flashback films. Whether you’ve already been to New Farm Cinemas, or you’ve been waiting to find the right time, you no longer have an excuse.

Published on December 16, 2014 by Sarah Ward
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