Avoca Beach Picture Theatre began in 1948 in the front gardens of brothers Mervyn and Norman Hunter to raise funds to build the Avoca Beach rock pool
In Christmas 1951 the building as it currently stands was build and has continued to change and grow over time.
We love to bring quality film to a discerning audience, and endeavour to bring you the best films available. We welcome you to come and enjoy our friendly hospitality and take in the classic surroundings of our unique theatre. Enjoy the best in films, host a private event or come along to one of our cultural evenings; whatever your preference Avoca Beach Picture Theatre has something for you.
- Specialty evenings including Italian & French Nights
- The best selection of film, including wonderful foreign and Aussie film
- An array of Film Festivals throughout the year
- Special Events & Red Carpet Premieres
- Live Music nights
- Director’s Screenings
- School End of Year Fun Days
- Fundraiser events
- Community Events
- Corporate functions
We were very honoured to be given the Award for BEST INDEPENDENT REGIONAL CINEMA AUSTRALIA in 2008. This was one of the most unexpected and pleasurable surprises for the year, and we thank the Australian Independent Distributor’s Association for their vote of confidence. We won the award again in 2010, 2011 and 2012, we thank our patrons for your continued support and look forward to many more great years ahead.
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre is the perfect venue for hosting a function whether your purpose is social, to raise awareness or to raise money, we can assist you with all aspects of your event.
Choose to have your own private function or join in one of our public sessions.
The Theatre is often used to raise funds for charities and groups,
as it is an easy fund raiser and an enjoyable and social night out for guests. Groups regularly make great money and come away planning their next Theatre Movie night.
If you are a smaller group, you may chose to join a public session, with the possibility to offer you group light refreshments before or after the film. Special group discounts apply so call the theatre for more information.
Our theatre not only provides a great venue for film but also for live events - live music, theatre and dance. Our auditorium comes complete with sound system, sound desk, microphones, CD & DVD facilities. Whether you are a live performer looking for a performance venue,
a dance school seeking a concert auditorium or a theatre company wanting to put on a show, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre can cater for you.
In addition to providing you with a great venue for your event, we can also arrange for catering of your event with finger food, high tea, cakes or desserts in different price ranges.
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre is licensed for the enjoyment of our patrons, with a selection of white and red wines, bubblies & beer.
For the full package and a great night out come, call the Theatre & speak with one of our friendly staff.