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Virgin And Hoyts Both Reportedly Want To Take On Netflix In Australia

Are you listening, Australian free-to-air TV industry? This is the right way to take on Netflix: build something customers want to buy. Two separate consortiums — Virgin and Hoyts — both reportedly want to build their own movie streaming service to take on the platform of the hour, Netflix.

Hoyts To Beat Netflix To The Local Punch With Movie Streaming Service

Here at Giz AU, we pine day after day for awesome things like Netflix and Hulu to come to Australia to make our lives more fun. Local cinema chain Hoyts might be beating the two to the punch, though, today revealing plans to launch a streaming movie and TV service dubbed Hoyts Stream.

Lunchtime Deal: Cheap Hoyts Movie Vouchers

If you want to go and see just how old Arnold Schwarzenegger looks in The Expendables 2 or see just how cool flying cars really are in Total Recall, but don’t want to pay full ticket price, Lunchtime Deal has you covered.

Coles is currently offering 20 per cent off Hoyts movie card (and restaurant) vouchers in-store, so you can score one when you do your shopping and save on a night out. Win! [Coles]

Hoyts and Sony Gear Up For 3D Wimbledon Final

Personally, I find tennis and the current state of 3D to be about equal in terms of underwhelming wow factor. But if you’re a die-hard fan of both, you’ll be able to watch the men’s final at selected cinemas in Brisbane (Stafford), Sydney (Broadway) and Central Melbourne.

Your Guide To World Cup 3D Goodness In Australia

Did you read through the post this morning on watching the World Cup in 3D and think to yourself, “But that’s pointless for Australians!”? We did, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to watching the matches in 3D here in Australia…

Mobile Cinema Sites Lets You Book Movie Tickets From Your Phone

Sure – it’s not a dedicated app for your iPhone, but reader Jacob has pointed out that the Greater Union mobile site lets you check movie timetables, order tickets and reserve seating all from your mobile phone.

Hoyts Bringing IMAX To Its Theatres

There may not be any mention of it anywhere on the official site (or anywhere else, for that matter), but what’s the bet that Hoyts’ decision to upgrade three of its cinemas to play back IMAX-quality film was partially inspired by the success of The Dark Knight‘s IMAX scenes? I mean, come on – one of the biggest films ever made uses IMAX cameras and then six months later Hoyts are making over their cinemas? It can’t be a coincidence.

The three cinemas getting made over for IMAX goodness – Entertainment Quarter at Fox Studios in Sydney, Highpoint in Melbourne and Carousel in Perth – will all be bringing the IMAX experience on Boxing Day with the release of Keanu Reeves’ latest, The Day the Earth Stood Still. On top of that, the Hoyts cinemas will be showing typical IMAX documentaries, plus a selection of 3D entertainment, complete with stupid glasses.

But if they really want to show off, they’ll show The Dark Knight again…


Forza 2 pre-launch race event: r u fast or furious?

Think you’re the business on a virtual race track? Xbox is organising a big one-night tournament to be held on the big screen at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter (aka Fox Studios), Sydney, on May 23rd. Get yourself signed up right here for a spot on the knock-out roster, with the final eight players showing their moves on the big screen in front of the whole crowd. All Forza 2 action too, three weeks before official release in mid June.

If you love this racing stuff, get your name on the list fast — first 400 not only get the night of big screen racing action, but a sneak preview screening of ’28 Weeks Later’… sequel to the great Sandra Bullock film, ’28 Days’. Oh, sorry? Right. Correction. That’s the sequel to the zombie thriller ’28 Days Later’. -Seamus Byrne

[ Xbox 360 Forza 2 Big Screen Racing Challenge ]

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