Event Cinemas Wollongong
68 Burelli Street,
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Event Cinemas (Official)
Operated by: Event Cinemas
Previously operated by: Greater Union Theatres
Architects: Ron G. Monsborough
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Town Cinemas, Greater Union Cinemas
Located in the coastal town of Wollongong, south of Sydney. The Town Cinemas was built for and operated by Greater Union Theatres, opening on 8th December 1976 with 1,190 seats. The opening film was a World Premiere of the Australian film “Break of Day”. This was followed for the remainder of the week by Jack Nicholson in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in the 522-seat Town 1, Lee Marvin in “Shout at the Devil” in the 256-seat Town 2, and Richard Chamberlain in “The Slipper and the Rose” in the 412-seat Town 3.
The three screens are located side-by-side and extend above the foyer, which runs the length of the building. Seating is of the stadium plan and capacities today are for 492 in Screen 1, 231 in Screen 2 and 387 in Screen 3. All three screens are fitted with Digital Surround Sound. By 2016 it had been taken over by Event Cinemas. It was closed on 23rd March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It reopened on 20th August 2020 but was temporary closed on 18th October 2020. It re-opened on December 13, 2020.
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