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From the guys that brought us New Farms Cinemas and Yatala Drive-In, Five Star Cinemas is back with a reinvention of the classic art of theatre. The Elizabeth Picture Theatre opened its doors with a grand opening event, hosting the preview of Agatha Christie's classic, Murder on the Orient Express. Like the legendary mystery, the opening of the theatre was entrenched with mystique and wonder. The recently opened cinema is located on Elizabeth Street where the Old Irish pub once stood. The developers of the theatre did not betray the beautiful historic furnishings, by capitalising on the original features and adding vintage cinematic aesthetics that complement the building.
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre endeavours to return to the golden age of cinema, a time where going to the pictures was a luxurious and special experience. With intimate rooms and vintage stylings, moviegoers are offered an escape to another age of cinematic experience. The theatre also features a high-class lobby, bringing you delicious popcorn and bubbly champers to enjoy whilst watching the newest must-see film.
Murder on the Orient Express, was the perfect choice for the opening night. The film has an all-star cast and is directed by British actor Kenneth Branagh. It is a brilliantly captured story about justice, love and revenge, telling tale of true grief and self-discovery for each character.
Whatever movie you choose to see, there is always a treasure of goodies to enjoy. Experience a unique concoction of childhood and adult delights in popcorn, a range of quality beers available on tap, and a wide selection of delicious wines! I was lucky enough to sample a taste of the menu on the night of the opening. They were serving up the perfect comfort food featuring classic arancini with a twist, fresh calamari and crispy potato wedges.
To make the journey into the CBD easier, the theatre has partnered with the Wintergarden centre to provide $2.50 flat rate parking if you validate your ticket at the theatre. Step back in time and experience why the cinema was once a much-loved haven for families, friends and loners alike at Brisbane’s Elizabeth Picture Theatre.