In terms of fun things to do in Perth, heading to the movie theatre is up there with the best of them, whether it’s to escape the heat of a summer’s day or cold of a winter’s night.
Here’s our favourite cinemas around Perth to stuff ourselves with buttery popcorn and catch the best new movies.
Luna Palance Cinemas & Luna on SX
The most prominent of Perth’s independent cinemas, Luna Leederville classily mixes an impressive lineup of arthouse, classic and contemporary films to cater to even the biggest cinephile. Meanwhile Luna on SX has its own thing going on, tucked away down a laneway, just across from Freo’s fave new small bar, Patio. Don’t miss out Luna Leederville’s awesome Monday Doubles, with two screenings and tickets going for just $15 per person – an absolute steal!
Pro tip: Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming Revelation Perth International Film Festival program, kicking off July 12-16.
155 Oxford Street, Leederville
13 Essex Street, Fremantle
A relatively new addition to the city, Palace Cinema takes up the top of Perth’s glittering Raine Square. Growing in popularity due to its platinum cinema experience, movie-goers can relax in first-class elegance and enjoy call-service from their seat as well as full meals and cocktails. Catching a movie has never been so glamourous.
Top Floor, Raine Square, 300 Murray Street
Opening its doors in 1937, Windsor Cinema is one of the oldest on this list and the first Perth cinema to screen sub-titled films! Part of the Luna family, it has survived fires, takeovers and countless re-modelings but stands strong today as an art house favourite among locals and visitors. Now fully licensed and boasting a new foyer, you can team up your Windsor ticket with some savings at next door’s delightful Maharaja Indian restaurant.
98 Stirling Highway, Nedlands
Hoyts Cinema operates across nine venues throughout WA and is a popular household name, although its most recent location at Karrinyup Shopping Centre really take things to the next level. In addition to comfy-reclining seats, yummy snacks and immersive Xtremescreen cinemas, Hoyts Karrinyup delivers Perth’s only D-Box – a cinema where the seats rumble along with the film.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Westfield Booragoon Shopping Centre, Westfield Carousel, Millenium (Fremantle), Southlands Boulevarde, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Warwick Grove, Currambine Central
Across a few locations around Perth including Morley, Whitford and Innaloo, Event Cinemas promises star treatment across their gold class and V-max cinemas. Gold class will get you in-seat service and exclusive lounge access while V-max offers state-of-the-art viewing and extra seats.
57 Liege Street, Innaloo 6018
Whitford City Shopping Centre, Hillarys
Morley Galleria, Morley
Reading Cinema delivers on the promise of first class entertainment with arcade machines, extensive food options, stadium seating and awesome deals. Offering different cinema experiences across their gold lounge, premium and Titan XC auditorium, there’s an option to suit all-comers. Reading also offers special “Baby’s Day Out” sessions on Wednesday’s that include lowered sound and lighting for parents with young children.
Cnr Knutsford Avenue & Fulham Street, Belmont 6104
Armadale Shopping Centre, Armadale
7 James Service Place, Mandurah
Galaxy Drive in Theatre
As Perth’s only drive-in cinema, Galaxy offers an old school experience that’s a heap of fun. With adult pricing only $11 Friday-Sunday, the only thing that can beat that deal is their Tuesday night special of $22 per car. Enjoy a unique cinema experience from the comfort of your own ride and treat yourself with cheeky snacks from the cafe.
159 Goollelal Drive, Kingsley 6026
Of course during summer you can find a range of great outdoor cinemas around Perth – check out the list here.