Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Covid-19 response


23rd March 2020


An update on our path for the next little while.

You will be aware that the Government has closed all cinemas in Australia along with many other businesses. So, our cinema is closed.

However, in our endeavour to continue the empolyment of our staff and to serve our community we will continue to operate and develop online functions.

Some things we are presently doing include:-

Our weekly newsletter from Beth with encouraging thoughts, ideas and news.
Enhancing Beth’s Emporium lamps, clothing and giftware online. Be sure to look us up at bethsemporium.com.au Exciting new stock will be added almost daily.
Providing Gift Vouchers which can be purchased online. These continue to make a wonderful gift which may be redeemed when we reopen in a few months or as a treat for yourself. Visit us at avocatheatre.com.au/gift

In the coming weeks and months we are striving to remain open and encourage anyone who is in need to reach out to us as we together face this unique situation.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Norman, Beth and the Team at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre


Dear Theatre Family,

Thank you for your lovely concern for us. We are up and running and have put extra layers of procedures into practice to protect you. We want to assure you that you are our Number 1 priority.

In light of the Coronavirus situation, I wanted to assure you that we are working to take extra care in order to promote the best possible health environment at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.

Here’s a few things that you will notice….

See below for what we’re doing


We encourage you to use our sanitary hand washing station in the Foyer at your convenience.

We have increased our already diligent regular disinfecting and cleaning practices for your added protection

We are encouraging the use of credit/EFTPOS cards instead of cash for purchases

Additional signage has been placed in our bathrooms and around encouraging all patrons to thoroughly wash their hands and practice good hygiene.

In line with recent government advice for public events we are now capping attendances to meet these guidelines. This allows for customers to sit further apart & to actively practice social distancing.

We’re lovingly encouraging both staff and patrons who feel unwell, or who are showing cold or flu-like symptoms, to stay at home and not to attend the theatre.

From Norman, Beth and the rest of the team at Avoca Theatre.

$2 from every ticket is being donated to the BUSHFIRE APPEAL this Sunday

$2 from every ticket is being donated to the BUSHFIRE APPEAL this Sunday

This Sunday 19th Jan,  $2 from every ticket is being donated to the BUSHFIRE APPEAL, divided between the SALVO’S, RED CROSS & RSPCA BUSHFIRE APPEALS.

We all want to help people on their road to recovery after these catastrophic, devastating fires, and this is just one simple way that we can keep on helping. Please support this.

NEW Iced Drinks

NEW Iced Drinks

NEW summer drinks! ?❄️ Kick back, watch a movie or hang out in our garden under the shade with one of our new selection of cold & iced drinks

We’ve got an Iced Latte, Iced Chocolate, Iced Long Black & a huge selection of iced teas including my fav the watermelon, strawberry & mint

Don’t forget also! We’ve also still got our Italian Affogato & chocolate sundae desserts now with the option of vegan icecream & frangelico or baileys shot (extra $4 ea)

Scandinavian Film Festival at the Avoca Theatre!

Scandinavian Film Festival

From the world’s most prestigious film festivals to you

Scandinavian Film Festival at the Avoca Theatre!

The Scandinavian Film Festival is back on Australian shores, and this year at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, with the best contemporary Nordic cinema from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

This year’s programme has international festival favourites and award-winners and 7 Australian premieres. Get your tickets early and hop on board to experience cheeky star-studded comedy, the highest grossing Danish film of all time, a Berlin Silver Bear winner, a glossy biopic, a rom-com and a love story and more from an exciting filmmaking region. So rug up and get your tickets or three as quicker than a slide down a glacier.

From the world’s most prestigious film festivals to you

– the films –

Click on posters for more details & to book online

Get updated about future film festivals & events