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Shae Killey4 years ago

Save yourself from overpriced popcorn at these eateries

What better way to enjoy a night out with your significant other than a good old fashioned quality meal followed by a big screen epic? If you're living on the Gold Coast there's a range of different options when it comes to choosing where to watch the new Avengers movie. It doesn't matter whether you're watching in Gold Class or going to a drive-in cinema, you're bound to be in your partner's good books after a night at the movies. We've saved you the trouble and found you 3 different cinema experiences along with 3 restaurants to dine at beforehand.

Cinema option #1

Yatala Drive-in

Looking for a change-up on your next date? Journey back to the 70s and woo your significant other with a romantic trip to the Yatala Drive-in. Open 7 nights a week, just roll in with your vehicle, dim the headlights, tune your radio into the movie and pile the car with pillows for the perfect date night. Thinking Yatala may be a bit too far out? It’ll be worth the drive once you’re nestled in under your partners arm watching the latest blockbuster on the big screen. The drive-in style of cinema is becoming increasingly hard to come by, so stop in at the Yatala Drive-in and make the most of this novelty experience while you still can.
Where: 100 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road Stapylton Gold Coast QLD

The Gem Hotel

Friendly atmosphere, The Gem Hotel - Gold Coast
Friendly atmosphere, The Gem Hotel – Gold Coast

If you’re making the trip out to the Yatala Drive-in and don’t feel like settling for popcorn as your main meal, then stop by The Gem Hotel. Located just two kilometres from the cinema, this local favourite is your good old fashioned pub, with tasty bistro style selections, affordable drinks and friendly staff that will make your experience one to remember.
Where: 287 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road Alberton Gold Coast QLD


Cinema option #2

Event Cinemas Robina

Arguably the Gold Coast’s premier cinematic destination, Event Cinemas Robina has something for everyone. Special occasion? Get dressed up and enjoy a Gold Class movie in an intimate yet luxurious setting, where you can enjoy an on-call waiter service while you recline the armchair all the way back. If all this sounds a little excessive, you can always stick to the traditional movie option and spend the leftover moolah on some popcorn or a couple of choc tops.
Where: Cnr Collyer Quays & Lido Promenade Robina Gold Coast QLD

Groove Train

Beautiful wood-fired pizza options, Groove Train - Gold Coast
Beautiful wood-fired pizza options, Groove Train – Gold Coast

What better way to start a night out at Event Cinemas Robina than with a couple of drinks and a delicious meal at Groove Train. Situated in the Robina Town Centre promenade, enjoy a range of delicious pastas, salads, wood-fried pizzas and other delicious mains which are sure to hit the spot. The warm atmosphere at this popular restaurant chain makes it a great spot to enjoy some conversation before you relax into your cinema chair for a night of big-screen movie action. Bringing the kids? There’s also an extensive kids menu that will make sure everyone is 100 per cent satisfied.
Where: 1011 Robina Town Centre Drive Robina Gold Coast QLD


Cinema option #3

Reading Cinemas

If you’re living a bit further north then Reading Cinemas at Harbour Town is a better option for you. Want to see the latest epic action movie? Reading Cinema’s Titan XC extreme cinema is home to a huge screen and explosive sound, so you can have a movie experience like no other. There’s also the a Gold Lounge available if you’re on a date, as well as more affordable traditional options if the whole family is coming along.
Where: Gold Coast Highway & Oxley drive Biggera Waters Gold Coast QLD

Pickled Cactus

Sombreros everywhere, Pickled Cactus - Gold Coast
Sombreros everywhere, Pickled Cactus – Gold Coast

Get your sombreros ready for a night of restaurant dining Mexican style at Pickled Cactus. Fast becoming one of the most popular restaurants on the northern Gold Coast, you will be served only the freshest food cooked by passionate chefs who have perfected the art of this South American cuisine. It doesn’t matter whether you order a sangria and quesadilla or a pina colada and nachos, you really can’t go wrong with any of the selections at Pickled Cactus. So sink into your chair with a drink in hand, choose from a menu filled with all your favourite traditional meals and enjoy a little slice of Mexico on the Gold Coast.
Where: Biggera Waters 44/33 Hollywell Road Biggera Waters Gold Coast QLD


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