9 Places to See a Family Movie with Your Kids Around Newcastle

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Enjoy a day out and take your babies and kids to the movies! Whether it’s Hoyts, Reading, Event or other cinema, there’s a large choice around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter region catering to families.

If you have young babies who can sleep or feed, enjoy Bring your Baby or Baby’s Day Out sessions. For older kids, enjoy family time enjoying a G or PG rated movie at all of the movie theatres. The larger movie chains regularly hosts special film festivals like the Hoyts Holiday Hangout. Keep following Newy with Kids for updates.

Reading Cinemas Charlestown & Maitland

Each Wednesday morning, Reading Cinemas at Charlestown Square and Maitland presents Baby’s Day Out. Relax and enjoy a movie without worrying about feeding in the dark or those unexpected hissy-fits. The lights are dimmed so that you can see what you’re doing. Note that Spit The Dummy sessions do not run during school holidays or on Public Holidays. Entry is free for up to two children under 5 when accompanied by a paying adult.

Event Cinemas Glendale & Kotara

Get out of the house to see a movie and take along your squirming, gurgling, fidgeting, bawling bundle of joy. Event Cinemas at Glendale and Kotara offer Bring Your Baby sessions weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.  It’s not just mums who are invited. Any adult carer – mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, auntie, uncle and the babysitter are welcome.

Lights are dimmed so that you can still see what you are doing when feeding. Prams are not allowed to be taken into the cinema but staff will store them safely for you during the film. Please note: Bring Your Baby sessions are not held during school holidays.

If you’re after a bit of luxury, Event Cinemas at Kotara offer Gold Class. With comfier seats, a yummy menu and a range of extra benefits, Gold Class is a happier experience for the whole family. Combine a visit to Gold Class with one of their Gold Class Family Offers for extra savings.

Hoyts Charlestown & Green Hills

In addition to having reclining chairs, Hoyts Charlestown and Hoyts Green Hills offers $10 Movie of the Week with Hoyts Rewards.

You can also save big in school holidays with HOYTS Family Tickets, available for G and PG movies. Hoyts Family Tickets allow you to save on all the latest family movies when purchasing in a family of 3 or family of 4.

Scotty’s Cinema Centre

Scotty’s Cinemas is a 5 cinema complex located at Raymond Terrace with comfortable seating and air-conditioned cinemas. They screen the latest releases as well as specialty films and also do special event screenings such as operas, live stage performances and concerts. Their candy bar is fully stocked with popcorn, chips, hot and cold drinks and choc-top ice creams.

Lake Cinema Boolaroo

Lake Cinema Boolaroo is an independent movie cinema in Boolaro and regularly screens family films especially during school holidays. It’s cash only!

Heddon Greta Drive-In

Enjoy a drive-in movie at Heddon Greta Drive-in. They screen movies every Friday and Saturday evening, and 7 nights during school holidays (except early December). You’ll need a car and an FM radio, either in your car or a portable FM radio.

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Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under the Stars organises free outdoor family movies during the summer in Newcastle, Speers Point, Maitland, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Singleton. Gates open at 5.30pm and screening starts at sundown. Fantastic live music kicks the evening off alongside other family entertainment.


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