Remora Road, Hamilton
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The Portside Dendy is one of Brisbane's newest cinemas. It opened in 2006 and can be found at the Portside Wharf at Hamilton. It's a superb location and each of the 5 cinemas has a different look and design.
Movie Quality & Range - 9 out of 10
The Dendy Portside has a great range of movies. They show a mix of high-profile and low-profile films. They show similar films to those screened at the Palace Centro and Blue Room Cinebar but can squeeze in a few more session times by having more cinemas. Most of the films that screen here come with great reviews.
Cinema Quality & Service - 7 out of 10
The cinemas look great. Everything about them is new and they're just the right size. The only thing I don't like about the actual cinemas are the seats - there's plenty of space and leg room but the arm rests are all different sizes. What's up with that? The staff are friendly which makes the movie-going experience just a little more memorable. Free parking is available also in an undercover car park.
The location of the cinema is terrific. Being at the Portside Wharf, there's a host of restaurants you can try whether it be for coffee or a full meal. I'm a particular fan of Byblos. It's right on the waterfront too so there's plenty of great views and it gives the place a nice atmosphere (particularly at night). There's a special movie meal deal with some of the restaurant. It's also important to note that this cinema is licenced. You can grab a beer, wine or champagne (or perhaps a coffee if you're a non-drinker) and enjoy it within the cinema.
I'm not a big fan of Cinema 5 which only seats about 50 people. The smaller films tend to be shown in this theatre (many of which I see) and I've had issues with the sound quality. You also lose the "big screen" effect.
Price - 7 out of 10
The following pricing information is current as at December 2010.
| || ||Adult||Conce- |
| ||Club Dendy||$10.00||$10.00||$7.50|
| || Club Dendy 3D ||$15.00||$14.00||$11.50|
· Tickets can be bought on-line through the cinema website for an additional $1 fee.
· Whilst tickets can be booked on-line, there is no reserved seating except for special screenings. So it's best to get there early to ensure you get a good seat.
· The standard price above might seem a little steep but given the cheap cost of the Club Dendy (see below), you should always be able to get adequately priced tickets.
· As the cinema is licenced, beer and wine is also available in additional to traditional candy bar offerings.
· They've also got the best choc-tops in Brisbane with some crazy flavours complete with authentic waffle cones.
· For $18 a year you can join Club Dendy which gets you $10.00 entry to all regular films. The deal is even better if you're a student, pensioner or senior.
· The Club also gets you invites to special advance screenings with discounted ticket prices.
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