Bean bags and bean bag furniture are no longer just for home. Businesses around the world are beginning to take advantage of the comfort and ergonomic support of bean bag chairs for the benefit of their customers. One type of business that is being revolutionized through this simple but effective furniture is the cinema.
Whether you want to catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters or locally produced independent films, you can now do so in one of the following bean bag cinemas.
Hoyts Bean Bag Cinemas
The most popular cinemas with bean bag seating are those operated by the national cinema chain Hoyts Exhibition. Hoyts Cinemas now offers three public Bean Bag Cinemas and one semi-private location at The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Hoyts Bean Bag Cinema allows you to see all of the latest movies in deluxe, oversized bean bags that provide enough room for two adults.
While the ticket price is a little higher than it is for a standard Hoyts screen, many people are drawn to the bean bags just to experience movies in a new way. However, once you try it out, you may not be able to go back to a regular cinema again.
Also to being comfortable by perfectly conforming to the contours of your body, the Hoyts Bean Bag Cinema locations offer moviegoers unique style and ambience. The bean bags are soft and available in a variety of patterns and colours, including neon purple and zebra stripe. In addition, a stationary tray is situated on the side of each for placing
snacks and beverages.
1. Hoyts Melbourne Central – 1300 357 357
Hoyts Melbourne Central can be found on the third floor of the Melbourne Central shopping centre. The cinema includes 12 screens, one of which is the Bean Bag Cinema.
2. Hoyts Mt. Druitt – (02) 9003 3880
In the Sydney suburb of Mount Druitt is the Westfield Shopping Centre, and located just above the food court is the Hoyts Bean Bag Cinema. This location offers ample free parking and the latest movies.
3. Hoyts Southlands – (08) 9466 4940
Hoyts Southlands is the only location in Perth with an indoor bean bag cinema. The cinema is located just across the street from Burrendah Park.
4. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – (03) 9345 5522
Hoyts Cinemas operates a Bean Bag Cinema especially for the families and children in The Royal Children’s Hospital. It is located on the ground floor of the North Building.
Other Indoor Cinemas
In addition to the locations offered by Hoyts Cinemas, you can enjoy movies from the comfort of bean bags in several other indoor cinemas:
5. Mansfield Armchair Cinemas – (03) 5775 2049
Situated in the quiet town of Mansfield, Victoria, about 190 km northeast of Melbourne, is the acclaimed Mansfield Armchair Cinemas. This nonprofit organization was established in 2008 for the benefit of students to give them the skills and experience required to operate a business. The two screens at the cinema each includes regular seating, 12 luxurious leather recliners and ten three-person bean bags. Annual and monthly memberships can be purchased for discounts and free seat upgrades.
6. Kindred Studios White Room – (03) 9188 4242
Kindred Studios is a community video and television studio that provides equipment and services to local filmmakers. Among the organization’s several studios and galleries is the White Room, which features a small cinema with bean bag seating. The cinema often screens locally produced movies, and private screenings can be held for business or pleasure.
At the current time, five outdoor cinemas in Australia offer bean bag seating. The most popular of these is Sunset Cinema, formerly known as Starlight Cinema. Sunset Cinema began in North Sydney several years ago and is now held in three outdoor venues each summer.
7. Sunset Cinema Canberra (02) 9029 5745
Sunset Cinema Canberra is held at the National Botanic Gardens.
8. Sunset Cinema Wollongong (02) 9029 5745
Sunset Cinema Wollongong is held at the Wollongong Botanic Gardens.
9. Sunset Cinema North Sydney (02) 9029 5745
Sunset Cinema North Sydney is held at the North Sydney Oval.
Other outdoor cinemas with bean bags available are as follows:
10. Movies by Burswood 0403 560 684
Movies by Burswood is a community outdoor cinema sponsored by various companies each year that benefits children’s charities. Movies are shown in Burswood Park near the Swan River.
11. Moonlight Cinema
Moonlight Cinema is held in the Belvedere Amphitheatre of Centennial Park in Paddington, New South Wales, beginning in December.