Browns Plains, Carindale, Strathpine, Capalaba, Morayfield
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All these cinemas belong together as they're starting to show their age and are of equal size. Each has 8 cinemas in all and were the first of the Birch Carroll & Coyle cinemas in Brisbane. All can be found in major suburban shopping centres. I frequented the Toombul cinema (which has since closed) on a weekly basis in the mid 1990s.
Movie Quality & Range - 4 out of 10
Sorry but here's the bottom of the barrel. They don't show anything unless it's a guaranteed money-spinner so anything remotely art-house or creative gets the flick. Very poor if you ask me and it's no wonder that I haven't been to one of these cinemas in years.
Cinema Quality & Service - 4 out of 10
Just like the other Event / BCC Cinemas with average service. You often have to buy your tickets at the candy bar (which can add to queue times). These cinemas are a little more rundown than some of the newer Event / BCC Cinema complexes and hence the poorer score.
Price - 4 out of 10
The following pricing information is current as at December 2010.
| || ||Adult||Conce- |
| ||3D Sessions||$19.50||$16.00||$15.00|
· Tickets can be bought on-line through the Event Cinemas website for an additional $1 fee.
· The great thing with booking on-line is that you can reserve a specific seat. This prevents you having to get to the cinema extra early so as not to be stuck in the front row.
· It's disappointing to see that 3D sessions are not discounted on budget Tuesdays. Further, there are no discounts for day screenings during the week.
· Unfortunately, Event / BCC Cinemas are the most expensive in cinemas in Brisbane so it might be best to turn up on Tuesdays or secure a discount card (which is offered from time to time).
· Yep, these are the most expensive candy bar prices in Brisbane too!
· You can join the Cinebuzz Club free of charge which can be of use if you go to the movies regularly - you get 1 free movie for every 10 you see.
· It may sound like a reasonable deal but it's not that competitve when to compare it against the great offers provided by cinemas such as the Palace and Dendy.
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