Frequently Asked Questions


Bendigo Cinemas is situated just a short walk from the CBD at 107 Queen Street, Bendigo Victoria.

Movie schedules are determined on Mondays for films opening on Thursday of the same week. Schedules are posted on the Bendigo Cinemas website by Tuesday evening. Better still, sign up for our weekly newsletter and add us to your Favourites.

Yes you sure can! Just click on the session time you wish you attend on our home page and it will redirect you to our bookings portal. Booking fees apply.

To book a ticket, go to the home page and click on your selected session time. This will take you through to the bookings page.

Once session times are listed on our website, tickets can be purchased from the box office or from our website in advance of the film's opening. We recommend for the most popular films, during the weekends and holidays, that you plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or drop in during the day or purchase your tickets from our website.

Your ticket ensures you will have a seat in the cinema but seating is allocated on a “first-in, best dressed” basis. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes before start time so you can select your favourite seat.

Absolutely! Bendigo Cinemas offers Adult, Student, Child & Senior Gift Vouchers and can be purchased online, in person or over the phone using your credit card.

Bendigo Cinemas accept most Village Gift Vouchers, Gift Cards and Screen Savers. If in doubt please check the Terms & Conditions on your voucher, which should outline any cinema restrictions.

Group Bookings are a great way for you to organise a group of 40+ to see a fantastic film at a discounted rate. For more information or to make a Group Booking please email us or call 54408001 and speak to our group booking co-ordinator today. We do ask though that large groups still need to arrive early if sitting together is important. For reserving an entire auditorium for your party, please call and speak to our friendly staff who will gladly assist.

Yes Bendigo Cinemas offers Eftpos and Credit Card facilities both in the ticketbox and Candy bar. We also have an ATM on site for your convenience.

Bendigo Cinemas currently reward our website subscribers with the scoop on blockbuster openings, Members only screenings and events, special offers, movie ticket & candy bar discounts and entry into our competitions! Why not sign up and become a member of the Bendigo Cinemas website subscriber programme and receive the many benefits of becoming a Bendigo Cinemas Subscriber today!

The distributor of a film will stipulate NO FREE TICKETS on selected films for a set duration. This restriction will not apply to the entire season of a film - usually only weeks 1 and 2 (except 3D films). If a voucher or pass is not valid for NO FREE TICKET movies it will be stated in the terms and conditions on the pass. Check our programme for the NO FREE TICKETS schedule to ensure you will not be disappointed.

Tuesday is the traditional Australian bargain movie day. At Bendigo Cinemas, we offer $12 tickets for all patrons on ALL MOVIES.. ALL SESSIONS.. ALL DAY! (Excludes Special Events & Gold Class. A $3 surcharge applies to 3D films)

Dolby technologies put you in the center of your movie-going experience. You will hear five full-range discreet channels, plus a subwoofer channel that covers the bottom one-tenth of the audible range - these are the technologies that create the experience. The dynamic range (the ratio of the loudest sounds to the softest) is significant and the full-range surround channels make lifelike special effects possible-think helicopters flying overhead. And the subwoofer sound can often be felt as well as heard.

The length of time any film will play at Bendigo Cinemas is based on the amount of business the film generates, contractual obligations and time of the year. Basically, the more popular a film is with patrons, the longer it will play. There is no way to predict exactly how long a movie will play. Use our website to get information on what films will be playing up to five days in advance.

Our programming is coordinated by Village Cinemas. It is their policy to ensure we offer a wide range of films covering most audiences and genres. With programming however we are governed by the official release dates of the Distributors films and the availability of prints throughout Australia.

Absolutely! Cinema advertising at Bendigo cinemas is one of the most cost effective forms of advertising. Many Bendigo businesses are benefiting from their business name being on the big screen telling their message to a captive audience. For more information about Onscreen Cinema Advertising please contact our advertising department on 5441 5932.

Please Contact Bendigo Cinemas directly and speak to our staff who will gladly assist.

Bendigo Cinemas do not allow prams into our theatres for the safety of our patrons in the event of an emergency evacuation. We can store prams securely for the duration of the movie.

Showcase films have limited circulation throughout Australia as apposed to Blockbuster films. Therefore when programming, Village Cinemas are governed by what prints are available, contractual obligations and the time of year. The length of time any Showcase film will play at Bendigo Cinemas is based on the amount of business the film generates.

Please use our Contact Form if you have any further questions.

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If you have forgotten your password you can request a new password be sent to your registered email address by completing the Reset Password form. After you successfully complete the form your new password will be emailed to your registered email address.

Real D 3D

You get cool glasses and a unique movie experience! 3D works by presenting viewers with a slightly separated set of images for the left and the right eye in such quick succession that our brain perceives the images as appearing at the same time and having a field of depth. The glasses ensure that the right eye only see the images intended for right eye and the same for the left eye.

You will be able to use your Bendigo Cinemas, Village or Greater Union gift vouchers, screen savers or movie dollar vouchers for 3D movies but a $3 surcharge applies.

Our 3D glasses are designed to fit easily and comfortably on any guests that are over 3 years old. We do not recommend children under 3 attend digital 3D films for this reason as they will not be able to experience the full impact of digital 3D without the glasses.

Of course! Our 3D glasses are designed to fit comfortably over prescription glasses.

Yes you sure do!

Bendigo Cinemas will screen a 2D version of some 3D movies depending on availability.