In these days of internet TV, iPads, Netflix and cinematic television series like Game of Thrones, cinemas have to offer up something special to get us off our sofas and into their ticket queues.
Luckily, we’re spoilt for choice in Canberra when it comes to going to the movies.
If it’s a family outing you’re after, you might choose popcorn and choc tops at Hoyts at Belconnen or Woden. For a night out with friends, you could grab a drink or dinner in Manuka then head to the movies across the road. If it’s a date, you might choose Dendy in the Canberra Centre or Palace Electric at New Acton so you can grab a glass of sparkling wine before you catch a flick.
The competition is hotting up in coming weeks and months. Hoyts is installing extra comfy seats and adding a liquor licence to its Canberra sites in a bid to compete with Dendy and Palace Electric.
Dendy, meanwhile, has begun work on a major expansion project.
There are cinemas we haven’t mentioned already, like the ARC cinema and Limelight at Tuggerangong, but we’ll leave it to you from here …
Which is your favourite Canberra cinema, and why? We’ll road test your two top picks this weekend and announce our Best of Canberra – Cinema winner next week.