From its small beginnings, HOYTS Cinema has become one of the world’s leading entertainment corporations. Hoyts Australia and New Zealand owns and operates 48 cinemas with over 402 screens and more than 75,000 seats. Hoyts cinemas are located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand.
Reading Cinemas, part of the Reading International group, started life as a railroad company in the U.S., and through many mergers and acquisitions, eventually came to develop, own and operate multiplex cinemas in multiple countries, and holds commercial real estate in United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Wallis Cinemas is a South Australian company that operations cinema complexes, cinemas, and drive-ins in Adelaide and surrounding suburbs and regional areas. A family business started by Hugh Wallis in 1956, with the opening the Blueline Drive-in theatre in West Beach, South Australia.
Palace Cinemas first foray into the industry was a rented suburban town hall in the 60’s, screening files to a small but enthusiastic audience. By the mid 70’s the Zeccola’s operated a number of suburband cinemas in Melbourne, including “The Palace” on Bourke Street, from which the group derives its corporate identity as Palace.
Today, the group comprises of 107 screens, across 20 architecturally significant cinemas nationwide, each with a bespoke bar or café
Founded over 70 years ago, the Dendy Cinemas group was acquired by Icon Distribution in 2008. Dendy operates 27 screens across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT exhibiting the best quality cinema and alternative content.
the Dendy Icon group is one of Australia’s leading independent cinema and film distributors. Comprising of Icon Film Distribution, Dendy Cinemas, and video-on-demand service – Dendy Direct.
The group is owned by Mel Gibson and long-time producing partner, Bruce Davey.
IMAX Melbourne’s screen is the world’s largest and spans a massive 32 metres wide x 23 metres high. But visiting IMAX Melbourne goes beyond just seeing a movie on a huge screen. The size of the screen combines with a set of revolutionary projection systems, customised theatre geometry and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound to deliver the ultimate movie going experience.
Since our opening in 1998 IMAX Melbourne Museum has attracted over 5 million visitors who have experienced everything from visually stunning IMAX 3D documentaries to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.