The Cinema Nova, deep in the heart of Carlton and surrounded by dozens of Italian restaurants, is the best cinema in Melbourne. It showcases myriad of films from Hollywood blockbusters to underground European releases. It will often have special nights where directors, actors, writers came in and answer questions about the movie with the audience. They also have their own bar and chock-tops are made in-house! Cheap tickets are available on Mondays.
The Astor Theater was built in 1936 and is known for showcasing cult films from the past. Audiences are encouraged to make noise and comment on the screen. The Westgarth is also a beautifully historic theater, however this has been renovated to add more screens.
The Rivoli Cinema is where Hollywood stars attend premiers, such is its classic and elegant design. The Kino is the only cinema in the CBD devoted to art-house and foreign films. It is located at the top of Collins St, near designer boutiques and the Sofitel and Windsor Hotel.
The Coburg Drive-in is one of the few remaining in the State, and offers a great chance to experience what many had done in the past. Popular with those on dates, meals are also available.
The Imax located next to the Melbourne Museum is one of the biggest screens in the country and showcases special prints made for this format.
The Como and George Cinema are great options if in Toorak or St Kilda. Movies shown are a mix of Hollywood and art-house. The Hoyts in Melbourne Central is handy for those shopping or dining in the area. Cheap tickets are available on Tuesdays and some restaurants near by have dining/cinema deals.
380 Lygon Street
Lygon Court Shopping Piazza
1 Chapel Street
Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road
200 Camberwell Road
45 Collins Street
Corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street
Rathdowne Street, Carlton Gardens
Melbourne Museum Precinct
135 Fitzroy Street
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Corner of Swanston and Latrobe Street
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre