141 Coonan St, Indooroopilly
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As it promotes itself on its website, the El Dorado 8 is Brisbane's largest independently owned cinema (with 8 screens). It battles hard for business against the giant Event Cinemas Indooroopilly 16 screen multiplex just up the road. The venue do not yet have a 3D projector.
Movie Quality & Range - 5 out of 10
If you're looking for new releases, you'll find a fairly standard list of films at the El Dorado. It's usually the Hollywood blockbusters with a few exceptions during the Oscar season.
Cinema Quality & Service - 4 out of 10
This would be one of the few cinemas left in Brisbane without stadium seating. In other words, all the seats are on the same level, it's just the screen that's elevated. I never really like this as it makes things feel cramped and you have to worry about someone tall sitting in front of you. Then again, I've seen worse.
The cinema has its own car park which is a major asset considering there's no where else in the area to park. Nearby are a few fast-food outlets and restaurants but this cinema isn't the best place to be going for dinner and a movie. On the whole, it's fairly standard.
Price - 7 out of 10
The following pricing information is current as at December 2010.
| || ||Adult||Conce- |
| ||Movie Saver Club||$9.50||$7.50||$7.50|
· Tickets cannot be acquired on-line.
· The ticket prices aren't as good as the Cineplex group but they're not too far away. The El Dorado is very good value when compared to the Event Indooroopilly cinemas which are only a short walk away.
· The candy bar prices are also very good. You're likely to save around 50% when compared against the prices at Event Indooroopilly.
· You can get a Movie Saver Card free of charge through the cinema's website.
· This gets you cheaper tickets, candy bar offers and special screenings. Sounds like a great deal to me.
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