Woolloongabba's Getting a New Dine-In Cinema
The new eight-screen complex will boast both large and boutique theatres — and Gold Class-like nosh options.
June 05, 2017
In the kind of news that cinephiles dream about, Brisbane's inner east is getting a new cinema. If you're thinking that sounds familiar, that's understandable — but we're not talking about Coorparoo's new Dendy. It's still in the works, as anyone who has driven along Old Cleveland or Cavendish Road lately will have spotted, however, it'll soon have some competition over at Woolloongabba.
Adding another picture palace to the eastside mix, Reading Entertainment will be moving into South City Square, the suburb's $600 million urban regeneration project on the corner of Logan Road and Deshon Street. Their eight-screen complex will boast both large and boutique theatres, and will also offer patrons a Gold Class-like dine-in movie experience — think hot food, desserts and licensed bar, if their other sites provide any indication, and not just popcorn and choc tops.
The new cinema will form part South City Square's 13,000 square metre retail and dining precinct — and yes, it's as huge as it sounds. A market hall, mix of yoga and relaxation spaces, al fresco dining areas and a supermarket are all slated for the development, as is a central, publicly accessible, 5000 square metre green square. You can't name call your site a square if you don't have one, which developers Pellicano and Perri Projects clearly recognise.
South City Square will also include six towers of residential apartments and a five-star hotel, with the first building due to open in June. The whole project is due to be completed by 2022, so don't go looking to book your movie tickets just yet — but know that seeing more flicks in more cinemas is in your future.
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