Since last year, many cinemas have been requiring a ‘gold coin contribution’ from Cinema Pioneers using their Photo ID Cinema Card. There is not a standardised rule for this – it is at the discretion of the Exhibitor – so we urge you to check before attending.

The President and executive Committee are grateful for the privileges extended to our members, and thank all cinemas involved.

The following major cinema exhibitors generously offer one member with a Cinema Pioneers Photo ID card and a guest this privilege, and we gratefully acknowledge their support:

  • Hoyts Cinemas – Pioneers charged $2 gold coin contribution per ticket
  • Event Cinemas – Pioneers charged $2 gold coin contribution per ticket
  • Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas – Pioneers charged $2 cold coin contribution per ticket
  • Village Cinemas – Pioneers charged $1 gold coin contribution per ticket

Please check the policy with the following Cinemas before attending:

  • Reading Australia
  • Palace
  • Wallis Cinemas (SA)
  • Grand Cinemas (WA)
  • United Cinemas
  • IMAX Theatres (Melbourne)

…including complimentary glasses for 3D movies…


  • The card cannot be used on Saturday evenings after 6.00pm, on Public Holidays, or for Premium Seating and Special Programs (e.g. Special Previews and Premieres, and those showing “No Free List” Tickets).
  • Cinemas may not accept the card for certain other sessions on occasion, such as special events, co-sponsored film festivals, Q&A screenings.
  • HOYTS has advised that exceptions also extend to HOYTS LUX, Xtremescreen and HOYTS DBox.
  • EVENT and VILLAGE Gold Class and V-Max Cinema sessions are excluded
  • READING Titan Luxe Cinema sessions are similarly excluded

To the best of our knowledge, the following Independent Cinemas continue to honour our Membership Card, but sometimes their policy may change. Always check beforehand.  Please advise the Secretary if a cinema no longer recognises the Cinema Pioneers Card, or if you discover that one not listed also offers Pioneers discount admission.

6thtoe Cinema at South West Rocks

Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong

Cremorne Orpheum (Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace)

Dendy Cinemas Canberra City

Dendy Newtown

Griffith City Cinemas

Limelight Cinemas at Tuggeranong (Canberra)

Majestic Cinemas at Port Macquarie, Nambucca Heads, Singleton, Inverell, Kempsey and Sawtell

Metro Cinemas at Bathurst and Lake Haven

Mt. Vic Flicks at Mount Victoria

Narooma Kinema

Nelson Bay Cinema Complex

Orange Odeon 5

Randwick Ritz

Roseville Cinemas

Roxy Cinema Complex at Nowra

Tamworth Forum 6

The Civic Cinema at Gunnedah

The Crossing Theatre at Narrabri

The Empire Theatre Complex at Bowral

The Lake Cinema at Boolaroo (Newcastle)

The Picture Show Man Twin Cinema at Merimbula

RAAF Theatre at Richmond

Wagga Forum 6 Theatre

ACMI The Australian Centre for the Moving Image offers complimentary admission to a Cinema Pioneer and one guest subject to availability. However, this offer does not apply to external partner film festival events.

Arts Centre, Warburton

Astor Theatre St. Kilda

Bairnsdale Sun Cinemas

Cameo Cinemas Belgrave

Carlton Nova Cinemas

Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

Croydon Cinemas

Dendy Cinemas Brighton

Dromana 3 Drive-In

Hamilton and Port Fairy Cinemas

Kino Cinema Collins St

Lido Cinemas Hawthorn

Lunar 4 Drive-In Dandenong

Metro Cinemas Boronia,

Mildura Deakin Cinema Complex

Mornington Cinemas (Rosebud, Sorrento and Warragul Cinemas)

Regent Cinemas Ballarat

Sale Cinemas Centre

Showbiz Cinemas, Swan Hill, Ballarat and Portland

Sun Theatre Yarraville

Swanpool Cinema

The Memorial, Healesville

Wangaratta Cinema Centre

Wonthaggi Cinema

Yarram Regent Theatre

Bribie Twin Cinemas at Bribie Island

Cineplex Australia at Hawthorne, Balmoral, Redbank Plains, Southbank, Nerang and Victoria Point.

Civic Theatre at Dalby

Gold Coast Arts Centre Cinema

Hervey Bay Cinemas

Ironbark Theatre at Chinchilla

Limelight Cinemas at Ipswich

Majestic Cinema, Nambour

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre at Bundaberg

New Farm Cinemas

Summergarden Twin Cinemas at Bowen

Warrina Cineplex at Townsville

Capri Theatre at Goodwood

Cinema Augusta, Port Augusta

Flinders Cinema at Port Lincoln

Oatmill Cinema at Mount Gambier

Regal Theatre, Kensington Park

Ace Midland and Rockingham

Luna Cinemas, Perth and Fremantle

State Cinema North Hobart

Metro Cinemas at Burnie

Star Theatre, Launceston

C Max Cinema Complex at Palmerston (Darwin)


Email a digital passport-style photo to

and transfer $40 replacement card fee to

Australian Cinema Pioneers Consolidated Account

BSB: 032-014

Acct #: 13 0128

Please phone Secretary Ross Barnard if you would like to discuss alternative ways of having your card replaced.