Life in Adelaide is always a lovely thing, but it can be even better when you can catch up on your favourite movies from back home.
Finding out where Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies in Adelaide are playing can be tricky but we’ll give you some ideas.
The Event Cinemas chain has a few locations in Adelaide but the two that appear to show Bollywood movies are Arndale and Marion.
As well as Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies, these cinemas naturally show all the latest blockbusters as well. Don’t forget to sign up for Cinebuzz Rewards, the loyalty program through which you earn points to spend against treats and other movie tickets. Membership is free and it also entitles you to discounted tickets.
You can get your Bollywood movie fix at three different Hoyts Cinemas in Adelaide. They are modern, air conditioned, multi-screen complexes and feature regular showings of Indian language movies.
You may wish to sign up for Hoyts Rewards if you intend to see movies at Hoyts Cinemas because the benefits are many. You pay a small annual fee to join but you instantly get a free ticket to the Movie of the Week which compensates for it.
You also earn points on every purchase which can then be redeemed against tickets or snacks. You’ll be invited to enter competitions, go along to special movie events and using your membership is simple. Even if you forget to take your card with you, they can look up your membership using your mobile phone number.
Aside from the obvious cinema chains, you can always keep up to date on where other Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies might be showing around Adelaide by joining the Indians in Adelaide Facebook group.
There, you’ll find information about other Indian-Australian events such as Holi, Indian Independence Day celebrations and Diwali, as well as sporting days, community messages and more.
Why not call up a bunch of your nearest and dearest and invite them to your place for lunch, dinner or snacks and a Bollywood movie? Netflix has tons of them on offer and even if you or some of your friends have seen what you intend to play, there’s always the fun singalong and the gossiping about the movie stars to keep everyone primed.
Ask everyone to bring their favourite dish; one person can bring the pakoras, another the biryani and another, the jalebi. Cook up a wonderful curry, sit everyone on comfy cushions on the floor and get into it!
This is a great idea for small community organisations, groups of students or extended families. Hire a hall where there is a big screen or big TV and show a couple of movies for your invited guests. Again, everyone can bring food or you can have the event catered by a local Indian restaurant.
After the movie, put on some up-tempo music and encourage everyone to get up and do their favourite Bollywood dance moves. This is perfect for 21st birthday parties, end-of-year celebrations, family reunions and fundraisers.
Well for starters, it’s not just Bollywood, it’s Kollywood and Tollywood too. Aussies have only scratched the surface of the Indian movie industry and may stay away in droves because of the long film duration and English subtitles. But they’re missing out, big time!
If you’re looking for your next hit of Bollywood magic, hopefully our list of where to see Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies in Adelaide has been of assistance!