This cinema was built in the 1940s and is a classic theatre, with a very large auditorium in Cinema 1 which is the original theatre. There are also two smaller screens in the complex.

This cinema is not wheelchair accessible. There are front stairs to the foyer. Once in the foyer, Cinema 1 can be accessed via ramps. Cinema 2 and Cinema 3 have stairs on entry. We will do our best to accommodate your accessibility i.e. we can open up the left hand fire exit door for entry into Cinema 1 prior to commencement of a film in that cinema. If you have any more queries about this, please call the cinema or send an email.

How to get to Hawthorne Cineplex

Access by Car

The Hawthorne Cinemas are conveniently located halfway along Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, between Dutton and Orchard Streets. There is a pedestrian crossing directly outside the foyer. Take a left turn off Wynnum Road if travelling from the City. It's only a ten minute drive from the CBD taking the Story Bridge or the Captain Cook Bridge (turn off at Vulture Street)! Check the map above or the Hawthorne Road map in your UBD.

Car Parking

Car Parking is on-street around the Hawthorne Cinemas with plenty of spaces alongside the huge park next to the cinemas. Please be aware that there are some signed "No Parking" spaces at the front of the Cinemas and outside the local shops. Police regularly patrol the area so don't ignore them!

Public Transport


Buses travel from the City, Cannon Hill and Fortitude Valley regularly. For buses to the Hawthorne Cinemas you need to take one that sets down on Riding Road and then walk through the park or down Orchard Street to Hawthorne Road.


Hawthorne Cinemas are serviced by Citycat to the Hawthorne stop and a ten minute walk along Lindsay Street will bring you to our door.


Hawthorne Cinemas is located approximately a 20 minute walk from Morningside Train Station on the Cleveland line.