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“Very expensive”

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
Ranked #67 of 476 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Very expensive”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It definitely has wonderful architecture however is not being maintained very well. The seats in the cinemas are very uncomfortable and the tickets very expensive. If you have the time and are interested in cinemas like this I woukd recommend going to Avoca Beach Picture Theatre which is cheaper with more comfort and a much better atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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Sirmione
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best movies”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you want to see movies of ballet or opera, or quality movies this is the place. They often show films which have limited distribution, they take a risk and sometimes the film is so appreciated that it runs for months. It is old fashioned in appearance but not in technology. Use public transport if possible; it is on a good bus route and parking is difficult. Some theatres have disabled access.

Visited July 2013
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Coolangatta, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This is a Sydney institution...a must see”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Hayden Orpheum was created by Mike Walsh - who was Australian showbiz royalty. This is not just a cinema-it's a whole experience. There's an organist who plays before the movie starts and creates a very old-world atmosphere. This is so much better than visiting a huge cinema complex. Apart from showing the big block-buster movies, they also get independent films. Go and experience a movie at the Orpheum...you'll love it.

As for dining out...you're on one of the main dining strips for cafes and restaurants, so I'd definitely recommend you enjoy dinner out while you're at it.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We went to a movie at this cinema. It is lovely inside - beautifully decorated in an elegant style. It is well worth seeing as an addition to viewing a film there - just to enjoy the magnificent "old world" interior. Even if you don't live in the area - go at least once for the different venue experience.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Cremorne / Mosman is a modern upmarket strip, but the Orpheum restores a past glory, elegant and proud. A movie at the Palace is always a pleasure.

Visited August 2013
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