last update 2012
ACMI ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Cinemas, Federation Square, Flinders St. Melbourne , Tel: 8663 2200 . Programme of Arthouse and mainstream movies as well as the Screen Gallery
AGORA CINEMA , La Trobe University , Kingsbury Drive , BUNDOORA 3083 , Tel: 9471 1241. Screens 2 recent release films nightly (mainstream and arthouse) . No screenings on Mondays . Also has DTS sound
AIRPORT WEST VILLAGE , 8 Louis St, (Westfield Shopping Centre ), Airport West, Tel. 9335 2199 . Has eight screens showing new mainstream releases
ASTOR , 1 CHAPEL ST (cnr DANDENONG RD), ST. KILDA Tel: 9510 1414 . 1935 Art-deco cinema showing classic and recent release double features each evening with matinees on the weekend and some Wednesday matinees. Single large screen cinema with stalls and dress circle seating 1200 . Modern Dolby sound system and fully air - conditioned. Melways map 58 - D8
BALWYN PALACE 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn 3103, Tel: 9817 1277 . Original Art Deco interior with the dress circle cinema upstairs and two intimate cinemas downstairs all screening quality mainstream
BANFIELDS CINEMA , 192 Thompson Avenue , Cowes , Tel., 5952 2486 . Single current release screening most nights at 8pm plus second feature on weekends
BORONIA METRO CINEMAS , 212-216 Dorset Rd, Boronia 3155, Tel: 9762 8744 .
BRIGHTON BAY PALACE 294 Bay St, Brighton 3186, Tel: 9596 3590 . This refurbished cinema has two screens showing international arthouse
BROADMEADOWS HOYTS , 48 Pearcedale Rd., Broadmeadows 3047, Tel: 9302 3900 . Has seven screens . Cinemas 1 & 5 have cinemaxx screens . Mainstream new releases .
CAMEO BELGRAVE PALACE 1628 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave 3160, Tel: 9754 7844 . Has three screens showing new mainstream releases and also has a Sunday evening double feature showing a wide variety of films
CAPITOL THEATRE 113 Swanston Walk , Melbourne . Tel. 9654 4422 . For Bookings & Information Tel. Craig Cahill Manager on 9650 4017. RMIT purchased the Capitol Theatre in May 1999 and re-opened it in November 1999 . Capacity: 645 with stadium style seating
CENTURY CITY WALK VILLAGE , 285 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley 3150, Melways Map 71, C2 . Tel: 9550 8666 . Has eight screens showing new mainstream releases . Another two screens are in Gold Class
CHADSTONE HOYTS , 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone 3148 , Tel: 9568 6866 . Cinemaxx Theatres - Cinemas 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 & 14. · All 16 cinemas equipped with digital sound. Cinemas 15 & 17 are cinema paris screening fine movies from here and around the world. Cinemas 5,6,7,11 and 12 are La Premiere auditoriums.
CHINATOWN CINEMA 200 Bourke St., Melbourne , Tel. 9662 3465 . Three screens (600, 400 and 200 ). The cinema is open 4pm to midnight (closed Tuesdays). On Saturday nights it stays open until 2am for late shows. The cinema shows new release films from Hong Kong, with Chinese and English subtitles. The new program begins each Friday. The venue is also used for Indian and Korean films, and at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of every month features a Classic Hong Kong double bill
CHIRNSIDE PARK READING - Cnr. Maroondah Hwy, & Kimberly Drive , Chirnside Park , 3116 . Tel. 9727 7900 . Eight screen multiplex opened June 7 , 2001 , with wall to wall screens, digital sound, stadium seating, luxury armchair comfort, first release movies, .Also has Regency Cinelounge , a 34 seat theatre with stylish Moran Lounge chairs. Unlimited popcorn, soft drink, coffee and tea are available in Regency Cinelounge.
CINEMA COMO PALACE Cnr Toorak Rd. & Chapel St, South Yarra 3141, Tel: 9827 7533 . Popular Arthouse cinema has three screens showing international arthouse and local films . Also has been home to the French , Italian and Chinese film festivals
CINEMEDIA 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne , 3002 ( Just off Spring St.,). ; Tel: 9651 1611 . Cinemathique screenings every Wednesday Night 7pm of Foreign and English older films . Popcorn Taxi screenings every second Tuesday of mainly Aussie films . Melway Map 1B - P8
CITY CENTRE HOYTS , 140 Bourke St, Melbourne, Tel: 9663 3303 . Cinema I and 2 have Superscreens (approx. 14m wide). Cinema One has DTS sound.
CITY CENTRE VILLAGE , 206 Bourke St, Melbourne, Tel. 9667 6565 . Four screens showing new mainstream releases .
COBURG DRIVE-IN VILLAGE , Newlands Rd, Coburg North , 3058, Tel: 9354 8633 .Capacity for 850 cars . Has three huge screens that are the widest in the country (Field 1 screen is 33 metres wide) showing new and recent release double features under the stars all year round as well as single feature kid's films during school holidays . A playground exits for the kids to play before the features start . Speakers are on the posts, but high quality FM stereo sound is also available .
CLASSIC 9 Gordon St. Elsternwick (near Sinclair St., ) , Tel: 9523 9739 . Arthouse cinema with Independent and mainstream films on five screens . Approx., 9 km South of the City , Melway Ref., Map 67 F3
CRANBOURNE VILLAGE High Street (Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre), Cranbourne, 3977 , Tel: (03) 5996 7444 . Has five screens showing new mainstream releases
CRAZY HORSE , 34 Elizabeth St., Melbourne , Tel. 9654 8796 . Adult Theatres .
CROWN CASINO VILLAGE , 8 Whiteman St (Crown Entertainment Complex), Southbank, Melbourne, 3006, Tel. 9278 6666 . Melways Map 2F, B9 . Ten screens showing new mainstream releases . Has another four screens for Gold Class .
CROYDON AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS , 3 - 5 Hewish Rd., Croydon, Tel: 9725 6544
DANDENONG VILLAGE , Cnr McCrae & Walker Sts, Dandenong 3175, Tel: 9794 9770 . 10 screens showing new mainstream releases . Has similar programme to Knox Village and Werribee Village
DENDY , Coverlid Place off Little Bourke St., Melbourne , Tel., 9663 2993 . Adult Internet Cafe . 12 Private Internet Booths
DENDY BRIGHTON PALACE 26 Church St, Brighton 3186 , Tel: 9592 7815 . Has five screens showing mainstream new releases .
DONCASTER VILLAGE , Cnr Williamsons & Doncaster Rds, Doncaster, Tel: 9848 8822 . Small cinema(2 screens) usually showing two or three of the most popular new release films .
DROMANA THREE DRIVE IN Mornington Peninsula Freeway, just before Dromana , Tel. 5987 2492 . Three screens showing recent & new releases Thursday to Sunday at dusk and nightly during summer . Melway Ref., 160 E5
DUSK OPEN AIR Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. Enter via gate 1, Kings Domain, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne, Melways ref. 2F-K8 . Outdoor screenings of recent and older mainstream movies January to March only.
EASTLAND HOYTS Eastland Shopping Centre 171-175 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood , Tel 98475050.
ECHUCA PARAMOUNT 393 High Street Echuca ,Tel., (03) 54 82 1166 .Screening the latest blockbuster movies on four large screens, using Klipsch Three Way Speakers, Kinoton electronic Projectors and SIx Channel Dolby Digital Surround Sound
EPPING ANDERSON , Epping Plaza, Cnr. High and Cooper Streets, Epping 3076 , Tel. 9408 8888 . Has ten screens . Opened in November 1997 and has a seating capacity of 2050 .
FOREST HILL HOYTS ,Cnr Canterbury & Mahoney Rds , Forest Hill (Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre) Tel: 9894 2000 . Has ten screens showing new release mainnstream
FORUM THEATRE - 154 Flinders St (Cnr Russell), Melbourne
FOUNTAIN GATE VILLAGE , The Street, Westfield's Fountain Gate Shopping Centre , Princes Highway, Narre Warren, 3802, Tel; 8794 1600. Ten wide screens, stadium seating and digital surround sound
FRANKSTON READING - 12 multiplex cinema under Construction
FRANKSTON VILLAGE 437 & 444 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Tel: 9781 3944 . Cinema located at 444 Nepean Hwy is the older of the two cinemas and has cinemas 3 & 4 . 437 Nepean Hwy has cinema 1 & 2 . Both show new mainstream releases
GEORGE , The 133 - 137 Fitzroy St, St Kilda 3182 ; Tel: 9534 6922 Has three screens showing mainly mainstream new releases . Also is home to the VCA screenings , the AFI awards and the St.Kilda film festival .
GLEN WAVERLEY VILLAGE . See Century City .
GREATER UNION , 131 Russell St., Melbourne, Tel: 9654 8133 Screening mainstream films with disabled access to some sessions
GREENSBOROUGH HOYTS , 25 Main St., Greensborough, Tel: 9435 0666 . Has eight screens showing new release mainnstream
HIGHPOINT HOYTS, Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong, Tel: 9318 8600 . Has sixteen screens (six with cinemaxx) showing new release mainnstream
IMAX CARLTON Rathdowne St, Carlton , Tel: 9663 5454 . Home to the world's largest 3D cinema screen ( 28 metres high by 31 metres wide). Viewers wear state-of-the-art liquid crystal glasses (worth about $500 each) for 3D movies. Located in Carlton Gardens, within the grounds of the new Museum of Victoria
JAM FACTORY VILLAGE ,500 Chapel St (Jam Factory), South Yarra, Tel. 9827 2424 . Eleven screens showing new mainstream releases . Has wheel chair access and another screen showing Gold Class new release ( Tel.,9825 4688 ) . Also has 3 screens in Cinema Europa showing popular new releases (Tel., 9827 2440)
KINO 45 Collins St. Melbourne (Lower Ground Level Collins Place) , Tel: 9650 2100
KNOX VILLAGE , 425 Burwood Hwy (Knox Towerpoint), Wantirna South 3152, Tel: 9887 0077 . Melways Map 64, A11. New complex opened 14.11.2002 with a total of 15 screens .One of the cinemas has a V Max Screen that is 28 metres wide