You can now enjoy watching films alongside the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse. The Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema is Brisbane’s first permanent outdoor cinema.
This outdoor cinema experience is located at Brisbane Powerhouse, the home of contemporary arts and culture.
It is a new and innovative concept from the independent cinema group. Dendy has traditional cinema locations cemented into the Brisbane cinema scene at Coorparoo and Portside Wharf.
Nothing says you’re in Queensland more than gathering with your friends and family and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle year. Now you can enjoy going to the cinema with the ultimate outdoor movie experience.
Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema Comments
Dendy Cinemas CEO, Sharon Strickland expressed the collective excitement of this new venture saying, “We are delighted to be partnering with the Brisbane Powerhouse to deliver a stylish and sophisticated, all year-round, outdoor cinema experience for the Brisbane community. True to the Dendy brand, Dendy Powerhouse will screen high-quality curated content across a wide range of genres, aiming to transport audiences on a journey like never before.”
With such an iconic landmark as Brisbane Powerhouse and set alongside the picturesque New Farm Park and the Brisbane River, it is the perfect backdrop to set the stage for a stylish, comfortable and unique escape into the world of movies.
Brisbane Powerhouse CEO/Artistic Director Kate Gould says, “We’re thrilled to partner with Dendy on this new Outdoor Cinema, a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to showcasing diverse art forms at Brisbane Powerhouse. This cinema will feature Dendy’s impressive film selection alongside our festival programming, offering audiences a range of films, from blockbusters to artistically diverse creations.”
What to watch at the Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema
Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema will be showcasing a program of films every Thursday – Sunday evening. It will cater for movie enthusiasts of all ages with a carefully curated mix of our unique blend of arthouse and mainstream programming.
In line with this programming strategy, Dendy will look to any opportunity that may present itself – be it arthouse breakouts, marquee blockbusters, concert films, children’s content, theatre productions, as well as restorations and re-releases.
Given that Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema will operate all year round, the goal will be to maintain a broad but curated program with an emphasis on quality and balance for all that is synonymous with the Dendy brand.
The unique relationship with the Powerhouse team will allow Dendy to coordinate and align with their upcoming programs and exhibitions. Dendy will screen content and events that are both thematically complementary and contrasting, to upcoming curations and exhibitions to maintain audience engagement in ways that a standard cinema isn’t able to.
You will be fully immersed with a massive outdoor screen atop custom-made 40ft shipping containers. Listen using wireless headphones with superior sound quality, whilst reclining back in outdoor lounge chairs with wide armrests.
How to Order Food and Drinks
You can order a glass of wine or beer. The menu includes Dendy’s classic cinema snacks, a cheese box or lovingly hand-scooped choc tops. These items can be ordered from the comfort of their seat via a QR code.
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets are now available for purchase. View upcoming films, and session times and book your seats exclusively on the Dendy website. These will include a mix of blockbusters and arthouse films.
Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema opens Friday 10 November 2023.
About Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema
Located at Dendy Powerhouse, New Farm Park, Brisbane, QLD 4005