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Roseville Cinema

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Roseville Cinema

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Bronte_129 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia454 contributions32 helpful votes
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The grand old lady is looking a bit tired these days, but she still retains that old-world charm from yesteryear.  I have been coming here for over 15 years, and it's still my fave cinema. Roseville Cinema is quieter and less commercialised than your usual shopping centre cinema experience.  Even their pre-movie ads about no smoking and no shoes on seats are enjoyable - as they use scenes from old cowboy movies to nicely get the point across. Original art-deco design and furnishings from the 1930s makes it feel like a step back in time.  This is how our childhood cinema experiences used to be - complete with organ on stage in Cinema 1 and a Greek statue similar to the ones that adorn the State Theatre.  There's also appealing waiting areas outside each cinema. Another important draw card is their selection of excellent art-house and foreign movies.  I often wonder why these films never made it to mainstream cinema.  So many people are missing out on really good movies! It's important to note that the cinema no longer accepts cash payments - so bring your Eftpos card with you!  During my last visit, there was a small fee of 12c added on, and the staff were very upfront in notifying me of this. The friendly staff are always obliging, and have put stringent C-19 practices in place.  Their helpful Instagram page keeps me up to date on the latest releases, and they also take part in cheaper tickets on Tuesdays. There are two cinemas available, and Cinema 1 accommodates people with mobility issues.  In a nod to its heritage, both cinemas have retained their crying rooms. Roseville Cinema is a convenient five-minute walk from Roseville Station, or there's parking in the back streets off the Pacific Highway.  There's also a selection of nice eateries within a stone's throw of the cinema - such as Lebanese, Indian/Nepalese and Thai. If I had to grapple about anything, I would suggest that the staff close the door to their cluttered office (not a good look as you're walking through the front doors).  I miss not buying my tickets at the original old-style ticket booth, but I realise it's more convenient and economical having patrons pay at the candy bar.  Maybe a bit of a refurbishment would ensure this grand old lady stays in good shape for years to come.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Elynne wrote a review Mar 2020
Lane Cove North, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Love this old theatre with it beautiful decor and easy access. Surrounded by lovely restaurants and cafes.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dames wrote a review Dec 2019
137 contributions75 helpful votes
The latest movies that probably cater for adults more than children. Comfortable seating. Candy Bar is a bit dated, limited in selection and expensive. Be warned they charge a transaction fee even for EFTPOS. No wheelchair access which may be a problem for some.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jane S wrote a review Nov 2019
16 contributions33 helpful votes
If you are sick of Hoyts and all the Hollywood blockbusters then this is cinema for you . It’s always got interesting movies , old style cinema . You need to sacrifice Lux seats .though and parking can sometimes be a bother
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MarionMH wrote a review Jun 2019
Sydney, Australia110 contributions12 helpful votes
It is a nice theatre to see a movie as it had ambience and atmosphere but it is now a little tired. Plenty of restaurants nearby for dining before or after the movie.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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