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Whither the old Woden Cinemas?

By ToastFliesRED - 21 June 2011 16

Does anyone know what the current use is for the old cinemas at Woden located on the bus interchange?

Just curious.

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Whither the old Woden Cinemas?
Gerry-Built 7:30 am 23 Jun 11

steveu said :

Centrelink moved out of there ages ago.

Maybe the sloping floors were too hard to place desks and partitions on… Although their PowerPoint presentations; WOW!!!

dvaey 7:51 pm 22 Jun 11

Jungle Jim said :

Ah, I loved the old Cosmo Twin cinemas! $4 for a ticket was a price that couldn’t be beaten (and obviously couldn’t be sustained either).

The problem at the time, was that Hoyts opened up and started charging $4 for movies too, with many more cinemas and a more modern atmosphere. Eventually the business dried up for Cosmo, they closed down and Hoyts jacked the prices up over 10 bucks since there was no competition.

Waiting For Godot 5:40 pm 22 Jun 11

smiling politely said :

Fernwood is about to move in there.

Given recent observations I would hope that they have no security issues. Just sayin’.

Fernwood? I thought that would be the last place they’d want to go. Gym-toned young women in lycras having to run the gauntlet of bogans and young schoolkids wall to wall at the Interchange smoking and perving. Doesn’t really fit in with their slogan “No Toms, no Harrys and definitely no dicks”.

I see a good marketing opportunity for Southern Cross Health Club and Anytime Fitness to pick up any women who fear for their safety going to the new Fernwood.

Darth Weston 5:39 pm 22 Jun 11

lobster said :

I think they hold fight clubs down there now.

Lobster, you know the rules! You DON’T talk about fight club…..

John Moulis 5:32 pm 22 Jun 11

I saw The Coolangatta Gold there in 1984 🙂

colourful sydney rac 4:12 pm 22 Jun 11

Gerry-Built said :

Jungle Jim said :

good times in that interchange during the 90’s.

I especially loved the Games Arcade…especially the four linked Sega Rally games and that other racing game (Virtua Racer?)…

Ah, good old Metro. Happy times 🙂

steveu 3:58 pm 22 Jun 11

Centrelink moved out of there ages ago.

Holden Caulfield 2:09 pm 22 Jun 11

Jungle Jim said :

Ah, I loved the old Cosmo Twin cinemas! $4 for a ticket was a price that couldn’t be beaten (and obviously couldn’t be sustained either). I think Se7en was the last film I saw there – good times in that interchange during the 90’s.

Conversely, the last film I saw there was Reckless Kelly.

Gerry-Built said :

I especially loved the Games Arcade…especially the four linked Sega Rally games and that other racing game (Virtua Racer?)…

Very long easy left… maybe.

smiling politely 12:43 pm 22 Jun 11

Fernwood is about to move in there.

Given recent observations I would hope that they have no security issues. Just sayin’.

Gerry-Built 12:13 pm 22 Jun 11

Jungle Jim said :

good times in that interchange during the 90’s.

I especially loved the Games Arcade…especially the four linked Sega Rally games and that other racing game (Virtua Racer?)…

ConanOfCooma 11:39 am 22 Jun 11

Centrelink no longer has the big office in Woden, they’ve moved to Tuggeranong and Symo.

hk0reduck 11:02 am 22 Jun 11

I believe they have been converted into a car park for Centrelink employees

I’m sure there is a joke in this somewhere.

lobster 9:57 am 22 Jun 11

I think they hold fight clubs down there now.

Jungle Jim 9:09 am 22 Jun 11

Ah, I loved the old Cosmo Twin cinemas! $4 for a ticket was a price that couldn’t be beaten (and obviously couldn’t be sustained either). I think Se7en was the last film I saw there – good times in that interchange during the 90’s.

On topic – sorry, I have absolutely no idea what has become of the downstairs cinema rooms since their closure.

Rollersk8r 4:41 pm 21 Jun 11

Centrelink office. Not sure what happened to the cinemas themselves, have only been into the ground floor which is a tight fitout of desks and small meeting rooms etc.

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