For us residents of Canberra, we are blessed by a wide cross-section of movie resources, from Art House to Multiplex. Here are the links below.
Dendy - Canberra Centre - Blending the Multiplex experience with a good sprinkling on art house, foreign and independent screenings. Home of the Canberra International Film Festival. One of Canberra’s premium screening environments. Annual memberships available.
Palace Electric – New Acton – Palace Electric is Australia’s first purpose-built fully digital cinema and screens an impressive selection of international cinema; art house, documentary, independent and quality new release films. Palace Electric blends style, comfort and sophistication together for those looking for an enhanced cinematic experience. Annual memberships available as well as discounted Mondays.
Hoyts – Belconnen and Woden Plaza – Pretty functional multiplex’s but with the benefit of $6.50 Tuesday night tickets, however Woden has an extreme screen which is probably the best screen in Canberra.
Greater Union – Manuka – Six screens showing a good selection of films both mainstream and art house, but lacks a little in the comfort stakes.
Limelight Cinema – Tuggeranong – Probably the cheapest all day ticket in town $9.90 for any screening, anytime. Very bogged standard mall multiplex, but at this price you can’t really complain.
National Film and Sound Archive – ARC Cinema – The NFSA is Australia’s living archive, collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage. The ARC cinema is a 250 seat state of the art cinema where film lovers can experience the best of cinema from Australia and around the world. Home to numerous country specific festivals and a great calendar of screenings, blending mainstream, documentary and independent and art house fare. Highly Recommended.
ANU Film Group – Australian National University – The ANU Film Group is Australia’s largest film society and one of the largest in Australia. Screens up to 200 films a year ranging from the most recent Hollywood hits to foreign and independent films not seem elsewhere along with classic films.