Going to the movies would have to be one of our favourite family activities in Adelaide. The big screen, the popcorn, the comfy chairs……..THE SILENCE! There’s something to enjoy for the whole family.
Adelaide has a number of cinemas across the city. Everything from the brand new to the very cool retro and heritage listed Capri Theatre in Goodwood – it’s so old they still have the original organ in working order!

Below is a list of cinemas in Adelaide so you can organise a trip to the flicks with the kids soon!

Event Cinemas

It is home to premium cinema experiences like VMAX and Gold Class as well as Bring your Baby, Half Price Tuesdays and Family Saver Sessions

Marion – Westfield
The largest cinema complex in the southern hemisphere featuring 30 cinemas!

Glenelg – 2/4 Cowper St, Glenelg
6 screens seating from 100 up to 207 with large leatherette seats

Capri Theatre Goodwood

Owned and operated by the Theatre Organ Society of Australia – a not-for-profit music society. The historic theatre, built in 1941, screens the latest blockbusters alongside classics accompanied by its theatre pipe organ.


The Mercury Cinema

13 Morphett St, Adelaide

Showing the finest hand picked stories from around the world, Mercury Cinema and Lounge Bar is home to exclusive screenings, the best of the worlds festivals and Adelaide Cinematheque.
They also offer kids birthday parties where you can book out the entire cinema! Fun!



Odeon Star Semaphore

Semaphore, family-owned cinemas.
Tickets are $9.00 at all times

65 Semaphore Road, Semaphore



Gawler Cinema

Gawlers’s family owned cinema, featuring two cinemas. Candy bar and sell alcoholic beverages before a movie.
1 Murray Street, Gawler


Blyth Cinema

The Blyth Cinema was established in May 2005 in Blyth (Pop. 400) by a local community group to bring a city quality cinematic experience to residents and visitors of the Clare Valley region and beyond

click here for more info and session times


Hoyts Cinema chain offering blockbusters and indie films, plus kids’ programs and live music screenings and check out their new LUX offering and recline seats. Every seat, every cinema now with power recline, Hoyts are looking better that ever!

3  cinema location in Adelaide
Hoyts Cinema Norwood is located Parade Central, 185 The Parade, Norwood
Hoyts Cinema Tea Tree Plaza is located 976 North East Road, Modbury
Hoyts Cinema Salisbury is located Cnr James &, Gawler St, Salisbury



This family-owned company was established as “Wallis Theatres” by its founder, Hugh Wallis, in 1956 with the opening of the Blueline drive in theatre at West Beach in South Australia.

Wallis Mitcham Level 1, Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park
Seven-screen cinema at Mitcham Square Shopping Centre, features the licensed Boulevard Lounge.

Wallis Noarlunga  38-42 David Witton Drive, Noarlunga
Five-screen cinema

Wallis Mt Barker 17 Adelaide Road, Mt Barker
Seven-screen cinema with stadium seating, set within the gardens of historic Auchendarroch House

Wallis Piccadilly 181 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide
Art deco cinema with stadium seating.


Palace Nova

Palace Nova Cinemas is in two exclusive locations. Adelaide’s vibrant Eastend in the City and the cool hub of Prospect Road.

Palace Nova Cinemas showcases world class cinema, high quality mainstream, arthouse, independent, foreign-language and documentary film. Enjoy locally sourced cheese and antipasto at the unique candy bar, plus a wine list.. a bit posh … but it is the palace! Palace Nova Cinemas is also home to the largest screen in Adelaide – the Eximax!
Palace Nova also offer ‘Families and Babies’ Cinema Sessions called Hello Baby and also cater for kids birthday parties – click here for info

2 locations
Palace Nova Cinemas East End – 3 Cinema Place (of 250 Rundle Street), Adelaide,SA
Palace Nova Prospect – 98 Prospect Road, Prospect, SA


Reading Cinemas

Reading Cinemas West Lakes located at 111 West Lakes Blvd, Westlakes – offers 7 wall-to-wall cinema screens, including 2 Gold Lounges and a luxurious Premium option.
Parents can enjoy the comfort of 2 Crying Rooms located in the largest cinemas, helping you enjoy a new release film with your young bub!

Reading Cinemas Elizabeth is located at 50 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth – 8 wall-to-wall cinema screens featuring the highest quality crystal clear digital sound Reading Cinemas Elizabeth is the ultimate experience in cinema entertainment!

Take your movie-going experience to the next level with the TITAN LUXE cinema – featuring a gigantic 22m screen, explosive 7.1 surround sound and luxurious reclining seats.


Moonlight Cinema

In summer you can also catch Moonlight Cinema in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Running seasonally during the warmer months. BYO rugs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a family movie under the stars.

Find out what’s on www.moonlight.com.au/adelaide/program

Adelaide also has Mainland Drive In at Gepps Cross

Pack up all your cosiest pillows and blankets and snuggle up to enjoy a latest release from the comfort of your car. Stereo FM sound and a selection of hot foods, drinks ice creams and of course pop corn and choc tops!
$18.00 PER CAR PER FILM (maximum of 2 people)
$25.00 PER CAR PER FILM (3-5 people)

Find out what’s on at www.wallis.com.au/cinemas/mainline-drive-in

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