list of bean bag cinemas Australia

List of All Bean Bag Cinemas in Australia

Everybody loves going to see a movie at the cinemas… and everybody loves a bean bag. But have you ever thought about going to sit in a bean bag while watching a movie at a cinema?

One industry that has begun utilising the advantages of the extra support and vibrancy that bean bags bring is… yep, you guessed it, the cinema.

Laying back on a bean bag whilst watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or local, independently produced movies can give you a feeling of pure bliss and utter ease, and you could find yourself having an even better time than expected.

Today I will give you a list of cinemas, both indoors and outdoors, all across Australia that use bean bags, and some knowledge about just what makes them so enthralling.

So, get excited – you’re about to add something new to your bucket list!

Indoor Bean Bag Cinemas




Hoyts is one of the most well-known cinema names in Australia, and four of their popular locations are now offering bean bag seats in the form of luxurious, super-sized bean bags that are big enough to fit two adults.

Whilst the price of a move ticket is slightly higher than what you would pay for a standard Hoyts cinema seat, many people are now experimenting with the bean bag seats.

They are getting great reviews, with people enjoying the new level of luxury, comfort and even seclusion a bean bag brings to their cinema experience. To amplify the occasion, Hoyts are offering moviegoers their choice of bean bags in various styles, such as zebra stripes or neon colours. And don’t worry – there is still a stationary tray on the side of each bean bag, so you still have a place to stash your popcorn and soda without having to worry about spillage.

Locations available across Australia to enjoy this ultimate cinema experience at Hoyts include;

Hoyts Southlands
Location – Across the road from Burrendah Park

Hoyts Melbourne Central
Location – 3rd floor of the Melbourne Central shopping centre

Hoyts Royal Children’s Hospital
Location – The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, North Building, Ground Floor

Hoyts Mt. Druitt
Location – Mt. Druitt Westfield Shopping Centre

Other Indoor Bean Bag Cinemas


In addition to the Hoyts cinemas, there are a few other indoor bean bag cinemas across Australia in which you can explore and enjoy the comfort of bean bag seats;

Mansfield Armchair Cinemas
Location – 190km northeast of Melbourne in the quiet town of Mansfield, Victoria.

Reasons to visit – This cinema boasts ten bean bags which seat up to three people. Now that’s relaxation at it’s finest.

Kindred Studios White Room
Location – 3 Harris St, Yarraville

Reasons to visit – If you’re looking for something slightly different, Kindred Studios is the place to be. This business is a community video and television studio whose commitments include hiring equipment and providing services to local filmmakers. Within their several studios is one known as the “White Room”, a small cinema with bean bag seating which, on occasion, shows locally produced movies. You can also hire the White Room for private screenings, either for business or personal events.

Outdoor Bean Bag Cinemas


There’s something extra special about snuggling up in a cosy bean bag and watching a movie outdoors – it could be as the sun goes down, or over the waterfront, or even just the magic of being out in the open air. Outdoor bean bag cinemas in Australia where you can enjoy this unique experience are listed below.

Sunset Cinema


The Sunset Cinema has five outdoor locations across Australia, where you can have your choice of a fancy full-length bean bag lounger, a super-sized bean bag, or even bring your own.


Sunset cinema


Sunset Cinema Brisbane
Location – 152 Mt. Coot-Tha Rd, Mt. Coot-Tha

Sunset Cinema Wollongong
Location – Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Sunset Cinema North Sydney
Location – North Sydney Oval

Sunset Cinema Canberra
Location – National Botanic Gardens

Sunset Cinema Melbourne
Location – Commonwealth Reserve

Moonlight Cinema


What claims to be “Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema”, all Moonlight Cinemas are closed for Winter, so we will run through their opening dates per state for the 2019-2020 season below. Currently located at 5 states in Australia, the Moonlight Cinemas are cashless – so do not forget to take your credit, debit or gift card along with you to purchase your food, drinks and bean bags. Another recommendation is to arrive early as you cannot pre-book what they like to call a “Bean Bed”, to ensure you grab yourself a spot on the lawn and give yourself time to relax before the movie begins.




Moonlight Cinema, Perth
Location – May Drive, Parkland in Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Contact – Contact Us
Opening Dates – 30th November 2019 – 29th March 2020

Moonlight Cinema, Adelaide
Location – Botanic Park, adjacent to Adelaide Botanic Garden
Contact – Contact Us
Opening Dates – 13th December 2019 – 16th February 2020

Moonlight Cinema, Brisbane
Location – The Amphitheatre, Roma St, Parkland
Contact – Contact Us
Opening Dates – 14th December 2019 – 29th March 2020

Moonlight Cinema, Sydney
Location – Belvedere Amphitheatre of Centennial Park, Paddington
Contact – Contact Us
Opening Dates – 28th November 2019 – 29th March 2020

Moonlight Cinema, Melbourne
Location – Central Lawn at Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
Contact – Contact Us
Opening Dates – 28th November 2019 – 29th March 2020

Other Outdoor Bean Bag Cinemas


Do not stress if a location close to you has not come up as yet – there are still a few other outdoor cinemas in Australia that are utilising bean bag chairs. Hopefully you find yours below.

Telethon Community Cinemas
With 4 locations in Perth, Telethon Community Cinemas is also only open over the summer season. However, Telethon Community Cinemas is an affordable, family-friendly outdoor cinema, which donates all profits to charities to help improve the quality of life of children with a health or physical disability. Locations and opening dates are listed below;

Location – Burswood Parklands (Charles Paterson Park), adjacent to Crown Perth
Opening Dates – 6th December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Location – Murdoch University, forecourt of Building 122, next to Car Park 1
Opening Dates – 14th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

Location – Bassendean, Guildford Rd, BIC Reserve (behind the Council offices)
Opening Dates – 6th December 2019 – 4th January 2020

Location – Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Car Park 14
Opening Dates 0 27th November 2019 – 3rd January 2020



Deck chair cinema


Deckchair Cinema
Location – Darwin Waterfront

Reasons to visit – A bring-your-own bean bag joint placed right on the Darwin Harbour, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets over the water while watching your movie. Pure bliss.

Why Choose a Bean Bag Cinema?


Everybody loves to spend a night out at the movies with a friend or loved one. Yet, long gone are the days when you and your partner would watch the film in the spaciousness of the backseat of your car.

It really is no wonder outdoor movies are still a popular activity for people of all ages. So, why are bean bags such an additional benefit to the businesses behind cinemas?

Well, there are positive attributes to using bean bags in replacement of chairs, for both the business and the customer. These include;
• Bean Bags are Comfortable – At any event, you want your client to be comfortable. If they experience a feeling of relaxation and happiness, they will contemplate returning. Bean bags offer great support for the body and are much more comfortable than a conventional chair. They also give a person much more space, as you won’t find yourself sitting so close to a stranger, and you will have much more room to see, as you sink into them so the person in front of you will not be blocking your view of the screen.

• Bean Bags are Versatile – This versatility makes a bean bag easy to set up and remove, making both the set-up and clean-up process far less stressful and time-consuming for both the business and the customer. No more looking around for lost goods or bending down underneath chairs to pick up rubbish.

• Bean Bags are Extremely Durable – Made to withstand Australian conditions, bean bags are long-lasting and designed for the outdoors. In fact, many such as ours at Bliss Bean Bags even come with a Lifetime Warranty, as we stand by the quality of our fabric and its’ durability.

• Bean Bags suit, well, everybody – Bean bags are comfortable for people of all ages, height, shape and size. With a rise in the obesity rate in Australia (nearly two thirds of Australian’s are currently overweight or obese, and this continues to climb), all businesses need to start thinking about how to adapt their customers and make them feel comfortable. After all, you don’t want to miss out on clientele simply because your seats are too small.

Bean Bags can be Designed to Promote Your Business – When choosing to design a bean bag, you may just be surprised by how many different options are actually available to you. From their shape and size, to their colour and embroidery, not only can you design a bean bag that will offer your customer excellent support and comfort, but you can choose from over 600 colours to stand out from the crowd, and make a statement by having your logo placed in any position you choose.


Hopefully you have gathered enough information from this article that, as a customer, you are ready to visit a cinema near you and have the time of your life watching a movie in a bean bag. Luxury, ultimate relaxation, and pure comfort whilst watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster… I say yes please!

Or, perhaps you are the owner of a cinema and contemplating having your very own bean bag seats? Well, start designing now, or Contact Us at Bliss Bean Bags today, we’re always happy to help!

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