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Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

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A step back in time

Still good to see old theatres reminisce of the 'olden days'. I feel transported to another era... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Sydney, Australia
A cultural treasure !

Always great films and events in a lavish Art Deco style picture palace. Great bar upstairs and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ela F
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“art deco”(42 reviews)
“special events”(13 reviews)
“glass of wine”(11 reviews)
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380 Military Rd, Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales 2090, Australia
+61 2 9908 4344
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All reviews art deco special events glass of wine step back in time hayden orpheum comfy seats old style wurlitzer organ old world charm picture palace love coming here across the road bygone era worth a trip sunday afternoon beautiful cinema special experience
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Still good to see old theatres reminisce of the 'olden days'. I feel transported to another era. The staff are very personable. Last time I was there the tickets were similar price to the bigger movie theatres so personally i think they should be a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank angelamglynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great films and events in a lavish Art Deco style picture palace. Great bar upstairs and fabulous live music concerts. Wonderful, dedicated, friendly staff are all very helpful - especially to their disabled and mobility challenged customers. A great community asset - we are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ela F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying across road and decided to see Mary Poppins on New year day. What a lovely cinema , well kept in a style in keeping with its 1935 venue. Try it - it makes going to cinema an event.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trainslag
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Old lady serving popcorn was so incredibly rude to the teenagers in front of me in the queue and then also to my friend. This cinema has such a loyal following it would be nice to see some welcoming and pleasant service for adults and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Resort632498
Reviewed 18 November 2018

A wonderful old art deco style with a wonderful diversity of movies to choose from; always something you would want to watch. But so too are the special events - saw the special screening of A Space Odyysey with a Q&A with Keir Dullea and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Went recently for a preview event of the new Queen movie, Bohemian Rapsody. It was great - free drinks on arrival, Queen cover band before the movie, great atmosphere and vibe - people up dancing in the cinema, never seen anything like it. Large 700...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We come here often. They have an excellent choice of films, the seats are comfortable and the atmosphere good. The only thing I would like improved is the queue to pay at busy times. They could have more people at the pay desk to speed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 472marianneh
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This splendid theatre has been fantastically restored and maintained as a perfect example of the "Good Old Days' when visiting the movies was such a great outing. A trip to this theatre reminds on of how much better the whole viewing experience is than the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CCAandEBA
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Movies are so much more enjoyable in a classic old building like this art deco institution. Lovely building on the outside, very comfortable smallish theatres on the inside with comfortable chairs and a license allowing you to have a glass of wine while watching classics....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely awful experience here with a function. Go anywhere else or have a party at home. Woeful customer service.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juliacP8740PS
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