Hoyts Cinema

Hoyts offers cinemas located throughout Melbourne and the outer suburbs, with many cinemas offering Mums & Bubs sessions especially held for parents with toddlers or babies.

Hoyts Cinema in Melbourne include:

Broadmeadows


Broadmeadows Shopping Centre
48 - 50 Pearcedale Rd
Broadmeadows 3047
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Chadstone


Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Rd
Chadstone 3148
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Chadstone - La Premiere


Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Rd
Chadstone 3148
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Eastland


Eastland Shopping Centre
Level 3 , 171-175 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134
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Eastland - La Premiere


Eastland Shopping Centre
Level 3 , 171-175 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood 3134
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Forest Hill


Forest Hill Shopping Centre
Cnr Mahoneys Rd & Canterbury Rd
Forest Hill 3131
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Frankston


21 Wells Street
Frankston 3199
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Greensborough


25 Main St
Greensborough 3088
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Highpoint


Highpoint Shopping Centre
Rosamond Rd
Maribyrnong 3032
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Highpoint - IMAX


Highpoint Shopping Centre
Rosamond Rd
Maribyrnong 3032
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Also see IMAX® in Melbourne

Highpoint - Directors Suite


Highpoint Shopping Centre
Rosamond Rd
Maribyrnong 3032
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Northland


Northland Shopping Centre
50 Murray Rd
Preston 3072
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Melbourne Central


Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Cnr Swanston & Latrobe Street
Melbourne 3000
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Melbourne Central - Directors Suite


Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Cnr Swanston & Latrobe Street
Melbourne 3000
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Melbourne Central - Bean Bag cinema


Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Cnr Swanston and Latrobe Street
Melbourne 3000
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Victoria Gardens


Corner Burnley and Victoria Streets
Richmond 3121
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Victoria Gardens - La Premiere


Cnr Burnley and Victoria Streets
Richmond 3121
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Victoria Gardens - Directors Suite


Cnr Burnley and Victoria Streets
Richmond 3121 VIC

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Watergardens


The Watergardens Town Centre
399 Melton Hwy
Taylors Lakes 3038
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Bean Bag cinema


Bean Bag cinema, where you can enjoy the latest quality blockbusters from the comfort of your very own deluxe beanbag!

Bean Bag cinema is a revolutionary experience - it's the new Hoyts chill out zone and the only cinema where you can enjoy the latest quality blockbusters from the comfort of your very own deluxe beanbag. A world-first in cinema design, this is entertainment at its coolest! Bean Bag cinema is about comfort, fun and kicking back in your own individual style.

Distinctly unique, with a fresh and funky vibe, Bean Bag cinema is the the perfect function alternative for those after something a little bit different!

Please note: Online tickets can only be purchased in pairs; single seat are available from the reception desk at all Bean Bag cinema sites.

Only at Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Cnr Swanston and Latrobe Street, Melbourne 3000 (see above)

History of Hoyts


At the turn of the century, Dr Arthur Russell, a Melbourne dentist with a yearning for show business gave birth to a corporation that would become a world force in entertainment.

Dr Russell was, in his spare time, a cornet player and a fairly accomplished magician. To satisfy his theatrical urges he bought a share in a small American travelling circus and toured with them around Melbourne as their resident magician. Hoyts Circus, as it was known, unfortunately had a financially disastrous run and Russell returned reluctantly to dentistry.

With his appetite for show business thoroughly whetted he leased the old St Georges Hall in Bourke Street and started showing programs of short pictures on Saturday nights. As his new venture was quite a success Dr Russell formed a company which he called Hoyts Pictures Pty. Ltd. By the time Dr Russell died at the end of World War I, the company had expanded into the Melbourne suburbs as well as to Sydney.

In 1926 a merger took place between the interest of Hoyts Pictures Pty. Ltd., Electric Theatres Pty. Ltd. and Associated Theatres Pty. Ltd. The new entity became know as Hoyts Theatres Limited and the name Hoyts has been associated with every successful innovation in the exhibition industry since. By 1932 the Fox Film Corporation (now Twentieth Century Fox) had secured a major shareholding in the company.

Five decades later, in August 1982, Twentieth Century Fox sold Hoyts to a group of four Melbourne businessmen. In April 1985 the Fink family, long associated with cinema entertainment in Australia, purchased the interests of the other partners to become the sole owner.

The takeover of Hoyts by the Fink family heralded a new and dynamic phase for the corporation, unshackling creative, imaginative and economic forces that had been previously unseen inside the traditional industry of film exhibition.

In addition to the diversification of the companies interests the last fifteen years have seen unprecedented development and investment by Hoyts in its original charter, cinema exhibition across Australia, New Zealand, USA and South America, Hoyts has created an extraordinary circuit of new cinema complexes.

In 2000 Hoyts cinemas was bought by the Packer family owned Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) who saw a return to the Australian roots of the company, selling interests in the UK and USA. After unprecedented expansion during the 90’s, this allowed Hoyts to concentrate solely on providing it’s Australian and New Zealand patrons with quality and service. In January 2005 Western Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited (WAN) and Publishing and Broadcasting limited (PBL) took over ownership of Hoyts forming a 50-50 joint venture. The new ownership brings renewed commitment to driving growth and keeping Hoyts Australia's leading cinema exhibitor.

Hoyts now operates over 350 screens in the oceanic region solidifying its place in the ‘big 3’ of major films exhibition companies in the area. With showcase cinemas at Fox Studios and Chatswood in Sydney, Chadstone in Melbourne and Carousel in Perth, Hoyts continue setting the standard in cinema excellence.




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