University of Queensland, St Lucia
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Built in 1970, this cinema has been around for some time and is located right in the middle of the University of Queensland. On one night before a university exam, I went along to see The Shawshank Redemption for the first time (and I'll never forget it). I now work at the University and often have lunch at the Pizza Cafe (see below). The cinema does not have a 3D projector.
Movie Quality & Range - 5 out of 10
The Schonell show a lot of art-house films, especially those in a foreign language. I think their films would be the most obscure in all of the Brisbane – not a lot of demand for them but great nevertheless. They also show a few films which have been out for a fair while (and the reels have been picked up from the big multiplexes who are finished with them).
Cinema Quality & Service - 6 out of 10
Another old-style cinema which will suit some but not others. Des Partidge of The Courier Mail calls it his favourite cinema but I'm not sure I agree. The seats always seem squeaky and aren't any holders for your drinks. Still, it's a great little cinema with many friendly people.
Parking can be an inconvenience with the cinema located on the university campus. It's probably best if you're there on the weekends. One great reason to go to the Schonell is for the Pizza Café which is right next-door. They offer some of the best pizzas in Brisbane for just $13.50. There are also movie meal deals which are great value.
Price - 6 out of 10
The following pricing information is current as at December 2010.
| || ||Adult||Conce- |
| ||All movies||$12.00||$8.50|
· Tickets cannot be acquired on-line.
· The traditional candy bar offerings are available (drinks, chips, popcorn).
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