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Event Cinemas Is Now Offering Private Screening Experiences for You and 19 Mates

Book out an entire picture palace for $25 per person — which includes unlimited popcorn.
By Sarah Ward and Stephen Heard
July 30, 2020
By Sarah Ward and Stephen Heard
July 30, 2020

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020: Event Cinemas is now taking bookings for private screening packages for September at the same rate of $500 for up to 20 people. Bookings must be made before September 25, and a number of movies are on offer — including Bill & Ted Face the Music, The New Mutants, Tenet, Peninsula, The Broken Hearts Gallery and La Belle Epoque.


If you're a film fan, there's nothing worse than being stuck in a cinema with anyone who doesn't observe social etiquette, including greedy armrest hogs and patrons who decide to bring along an entire three-course meal. Until the end of August, however, you won't need to worry about dealing with these frustrating behaviours and the pesky strangers behind them — because Event Cinemas is now offering private screening packages in its theatres.

The promotion is available at Event Cinemas locations nationally, which means that you can book out your very own big screen until Monday, August 31, with reservations required by Friday, August 14 — and you'll pay just $500. You can bring along 19 of your mates, too, so that works out to just $25 per person. That's more than a regular movie ticket, of course. But, again, you won't have any annoying company.

Each private booking package includes exclusive cinema use in the Event multiplex of your choice, in one of the chain's original cinemas (sorry, you won't be lapping it up in VMax, Gold Class, 4DX or Event's Boutique cinemas). You'll also be able to watch the movie of your choice, at the time and date of your choice (subject to availability). Plus, each booking includes unlimited medium-sized salted popcorn and medium-sized soft drinks.

Films on offer include new releases such as Judd Apatow's latest comedy The King of Staten Island, the Dev Patel-starring The Personal History of David Copperfield, and top-notch dramas Waves and Babyteeth — as well as soon-to-open titles like zombie thriller Peninsula and superhero horror flick The New Mutants. Or, you can go retro with classics like like 10 Things I Hate About YouFight ClubGrease and the original Mad Max, plus Moulin Rouge, JokerBohemian Rhapsody and The Matrix.

Event Cinemas' private booking packages are available until Monday, August 31, with reservations required by Friday, August 14. To make a booking, visit the Event Cinemas website.

Published on July 30, 2020 by Sarah Ward


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