Dendy Newtown

Get your culture fix with a side of popcorn at this independent cinema.
Melanie Colwell
Published on February 02, 2016


As part of one of the only remaining independent cinema chains, Dendy Newtown offers a unique, somewhat nostalgic, cinema experience. The blockbusters are here if that's what you're after, but the bigger drawcard is the selection of first-run independent films and art titles. Through the Dendy Arts program, productions from MET Opera, National Theatre and National Ballet, among others, are screened. It also holds events throughout the year: advance screenings of new releases, retro screenings of old faves, and film genre festivals.

Located in the heart of Newtown makes a visit to Dendy is a great way to either start or end a day of adventures. While everybody's favourite "cheap Tuesday" offer may have disappeared from most cinemas, it is still going strong here and it's not the only offer kicking around. There's two-for-one on Sunday night, plus members and students both get cheaper tickets. If the classic dinner-and-a-movie date is on the agenda, a handful of surrounding food joints also offer ticket combos to complete the formula.


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