DENDY POWERHOUSE OUTDOOR CINEMA is a new and innovative concept from the independent cinema group with traditional cinema locations already cemented into the Brisbane cinema scene at Coorparoo and Portside Wharf. Dendy now invites you to experience a new era in Brisbane entertainment with the first permanent outdoor cinema for the city.

Nothing says you’re in Queensland more than gathering with your friends and family and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle year-round so what better way to mix our love of film and cinema going than with the ultimate outdoor movie experience. No longer do you have to stay inside for your cultural fix.
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.”

Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema will be showcasing a program of films every Thursday – Sunday evenings catering 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.

Patrons will be fully immersed with a massive outdoor screen atop custom-made 40ft shipping containers and wireless headphones with superior sound quality, whilst reclining back in outdoor lounge chairs with wide armrests. Patrons can order a glass of wine or beer, pair it with a cheese-box or partake in one of Dendy’s classic cinema snacks, including the lovingly hand-scooped choc tops all from the comfort of their seat via a QR code.

Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard says “Dendy Powerhouse is an exciting cultural offering for Brisbane which takes advantage of the city’s beautiful weather and tropical gardens. This cinema under the stars is sure to attract residents and visitors wanting to try an outdoor movie experience.”

Dendy Powerhouse Outdoor Cinema opens Friday, November 10 with the highly anticipated film, THE MARVELS followed by the perfect Dendy mix of blockbusters and arthouse with a film line-up including THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLED OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES, DUMB MONEY, THE KILLER, BAD BEHAVIOUR, LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, THE ROYAL HOTEL and SALTBURN.

Tickets are now available for purchase. See our Summer line-up, session times and book your seats exclusively online at

Dendy Powerhouse is supported by Brisbane City Council and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, an Australian Government Initiative.