Greater Bendigo’s own boutique cinema: voted one of the 25 most beautiful cinemas in Australia by Flicks.com.au

With plush couches, a licensed bar serving local beers, wines and snacks, and an amazing programme of current and classic films for the discerning film enthusiast. Operating in the grand setting of the Eaglehawk Town Hall, Star Cinema screens seven nights a week plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Our annual calendar includes special events, festivals, Q & As and cultural collaborations. Check out our monthly programme to see what’s happening this month. 

Our cultural calendar includes long standing collaborations with Alliance Française French Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and the Big Bike Film Night, as well as our very own Eaglehawk Film Festival and Bendigo Festival of Australian Film.

For a truly memorable cinema experience that will keep you coming back, check out Star Cinema, one of Central Victoria’s ‘must do’ experiences.

- Click here for a virtual walkthrough of Star Cinema and Eaglehawk Town Hall

- Click here to read our current Strategic Plan (2023 – 2026) (PDF)

Star Cinema operates on the country of the Dja Dja Wurrung People, whose ancestors and their descendants are the Traditional Owners of this Country. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

Here's what people are saying about their experiences:

★★★★★ "Great atmosphere...enjoy a wine in a relaxed ambience and it's our local theatre. They show movies that our larger cinema do not. Dine on a Friday night or just have a few cocktails in The Chambers. We are so lucky to have this independent cinema experience here in Eaglehawk VIC." Sharon, 2024
★★★★★ "We always enjoy the Star. A spacious, relaxing atmosphere, great surround sound, perfect climate control. Grab a bevy and enjoy the classic atmosphere of this grand old building. Well run with fantastic dining options on Friday nights. Gold class every time!" Karen, 2023
★★★★★ "Lovely comfortable couch seating. Staff so friendly do yourself a favour and visit this theatre 🎭 you will love it" Lyn, 2023
★★★★★ "Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff, reasonably priced." Amanda, April 2023
★★★★★ "We have loved going to The Star for many years because of the great building, atmosphere, movie choices and the comfy couches which you can drink your wine in just like gold class! What has added to the experience is the opening of the Chambers wine bar for food and drinks on a Friday night. I can't rave highly enough about this one stop venue for a night out, just fabulous!!" January 2023
★★★★★ "Most relaxing and friendly place to watch a movie in the Bendigo region. Easy and quick to book a couch online."
John, October 2022

★★★★★ “Another 'must visit' experience in Eaglehawk. Set in the old town hall. Book a couch or enjoy the view from the balcony. Licenced venue. Friendly staff. Easy parking. Great mixture of screening options. Tonight? '68 Hollywood Bowl - The Doors. Magnificent!” Jaylee, 2021

★★★★★ “The place is a diamond. It’s brilliant to watch movies (great movies), from the comfort of a two seater couch. The staff and volunteers go out of their way to be helpful and supportive. Ten stars.” Cheryl, 2021