HOYTS Melbourne Central is located on level 3 in the Melbourne Central shopping precinct. It boasts state of the art facilities, unique function spaces, an exclusive premium offering, plus a ‘bean bag cinema’. The cinema has 12 screens encompassing the latest technology that offers moviegoers the ultimate cinema experience.
Enjoy the ultimate cinema experience at Director's Suite - With a dedicated concierge team, you can relax and enjoy a private bar complete with cocktail and reserve wine list plus a tempting menu selection. Experience the latest blockbusters from your luxurious recliners in an intimate theatrette with state-of-the-art audio visual technology for a stunning cinema experience.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.
Mild themes and coarse language
Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.
Strong war themes, violence, blood and gore and coarse language
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle - hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Mature themes and violence
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Coarse language and sexual references
Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. When Alex gets an offer from a college in Boston and Rosie finds out she is pregnant to her ex-boyfriend, it seems fates wants them to be apart. Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel "Where Rainbows End", LOVE, ROSIE is a modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love?
Most women know that flirting can sometimes be the most effective way to get what they want, especially when it comes to men. However, flirting is an art that takes talent, and isn’t so easy to come by for some! From the Director of “Love In The Buff” and starring Huang Xiaoming, Zhou Xun and xxx, Women Who Flirt is a funny and touching story about the lengths we go to win the hearts of people we love.
Japanese with English subtitles. The Legend of the Midnight Party at St Claire’s Elementary School is a frightening one, but that won’t stop excited kindergarteners Miko, Mako and Mutsuko from exploring their creepy new school after dark. The three girls arrive in the dead of night. There, they are faced with a set of challenges which, if completed, will allow Kunstlijk and Goth’s doomed science classroom to be saved.
Japanese with English subtitles. Riko is a talented young appraiser who runs her own business, offering appraisal services for anything and everything. When Riko successfully stops an attempted robbery with her sharp detection work, she sets off a chain of events that see her travel to France to test her appraisal skills and compete to become the curator of a Mona Lisa exhibition in Japan.
Japanese with English subtitles. Despite talent and persistence, Haruo’s attempts to make it as a stage magician remain fruitless. He receives a phone call telling him that his estranged father has been found dead, setting off a chain of events which literally throw Haruo back to the past, to a date not long before he is about to be born...
Japanese with English subtitles. Toru grew up in the Tateyama mountain ranges: alpine country. When Toru grows up he leaves his hometown. When Toru receives word that his father has passed away, he returns to Tateyama once again. But does Toru have what it takes to follow in his father’s footsteps?
Japanese with English subtitles. Five years after the Eight Rangers team defeated Mr Dark and Dark Crusade, Eight City now boasts an amazing 0% crime rate. The Eight Rangers are now rich, successful, popular, and living the high life. But one member of the team believes something is amiss with the city’s “peace”.
Japanese with English subtitles. When a school teacher by the name of Yui visits one of her student’s homes to investigate his truancy, she comes in contact with a curse that forces her to re-live the horrific events that took place in his home 10 years ago.
Japanese with English subtitles. When witches reach the age of 13, they have a big decision to make: they can either choose to remain human or commit to the life of a witch, which requires a 1-year apprenticeship in the real world. When young witch Kiki chooses the latter, she is full of high spirits and good intentions to help the world with her magic. But the world has some surprises in store...
Japanese with English subtitles. For as long as she can remember, Haruko has wanted to be a geisha. Eager to start her career, she approaches a teahouse in one of Kyoto’s famous geisha districts to become an apprentice geisha, or maiko - only to be rejected due to her lack of references, country bumpkin dialect and uncultivated demeanor.
Japanese with English subtitles. Yuna lives on a remote island in Okinawa, 360 kilometres from the mainland. There is no high school on the island, which means that every teenager must eventually leave the island in the spring of the year they turn 15 to attend school on the mainland. This year, it is Yuna’s turn to leave. Her family is far from ideal, with everyone living separately for reasons Yuna doesn’t completely understand. Can Yuna leave without regrets?
Japanese with English subtitles. A young boy with the ability to control others against their will grows up feared and resented. Rejected by his parents, he lives a lonely existence on the fringe of society, and as he grows older he continues to manipulate the world around him for his own benefit. But everything changes when he encounters Shuichi who proves immune to his powers.
Japanese with English subtitles. 33-year-old Susumu and his 40-year-old older sister Yoriko have lived alone together ever since losing their parents almost 20 years ago. One day they receive a letter in the mail that is sent to them by mistake, sparking romance in each of their lives.
Japanese with English subtitles. The mundane life of middle-aged housewife Rika gains an unexpected second wind when her employer promotes her to full time status. With access to funds beyond her means and a heady affair with a younger lover, Rika feels the temptation to succumb to the kind of luxury and abandon that most only dream about.
Japanese with English subtitles. Following the blockbuster success of the first Rurouni Kenshin installment come the long-awaited sequels: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends. At the request of the new government, Kenshin journeys to the old capital of Kyoto where unrest is brewing.
Japanese with English subtitles. Miku is from the country – easy going, relaxed and enjoys the simple life. City-chic Kumi on the other hand, is a high profile model with a demanding lifestyle. When the two collide through a shared interest in yoga, they form an unlikely friendship that just so happens to fill the gap in each other’s lives.
Japanese with English subtitles. Short Peace is an anthology of four short animated films from Japan’s most talented creators. The project is the brainchild of Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), and the shorts all bear the hallmark of Otomo’s love for dystopian tales. With a credit list that reads like a who’s who of Japan’s anime industry, including an Oscar®-nominated short, this is a powerful must-see for grown-up anime fans.
Sue, Mai and Sawako are single thirty-something women, each doing their best to cope with the demands of modern life. As if being busy is not enough, they must also deal with a constant barrage of comments from tactless co-workers and well-meaning family members who see it as a duty to remind them that they’re not getting any younger.
Japanese with English subtitles. Tamako is a little slow when it comes to love. She’s oblivious to her childhood friend Mochizo’s affections, even though all their friends know. With graduation closing in and Mochizo leaving for Tokyo, will Tamako realise her feelings and tell him in time?
Japanese with English subtitles. Every day, people would queue for over two hours for a bowl of ramen. What’s the celebrated chef’s secret ingredient? There is no secret ingredient. This heart-warming documentary is not just for noodle fans, but for anyone who loves to be inspired by passionate people.
Japanese with English subtitles. Kiyosu Castle, 1582. Powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga is dead, and his clan must now determine his successor. But where wealth and status are involved, nothing is ever simple. Will it be Katsuie or Hideyoshi? What unfolds is a comic power struggle as rival families each strive to ensure that their interests alone are served.
Japanese with English subtitles. When Takeshi’s unmarried grand-aunt Taki passes away, he goes to her house with his family to help clean up her belongings. There, they discover a memoir that Taki had been writing, documenting her experiences as housemaid for the well-to-do Hirai family during WWII.
Japanese with English subtitles. The body of the lovely Noriko is found dead and stabbed in the woods of a national park. This is not your typical whodunit but a murder mystery nonetheless, if any a compelling social media commentary on a media-obsessed world.
Japanese with English subtitles. Discriminated, hated and unjustly treated by their Caucasian counterparts, growing up during pre-WWII days wasn’t easy for second-generation Japanese immigrants in Vancouver. But one thing made their life worth living: baseball. Team Vancouver Asahi may be the underdogs, but can they rise to the top with Reggie Kasahara leading the way?
Japanese with English subtitles. This film picks up where the smash-hit Thermae Romae left off. Roman architect Lucius is commissioned once again on a royal assignment. Lacking inspiration, Lucius time-slips to modern Japan and discovers modern inventions. Meanwhile, ancient Rome is in turmoil. What is in store for Lucius now?
Japanese with English subtitles. Tokyo becomes a battlefield as an all-out turf war erupts between the tribes. Outrageous, crude, weirdly comic and never predictable, Tokyo Tribe is yet another solid punch-to-the-gut by wild-child director Sion SonoOh, and did we mention it’s all in hip hop?
Japanese with English subtitles. Having flunked his university entrance exams, Hirano sees a recruitment ad for a logging company and decides on a whim to apply. This launches him into a year-long traineeship in rural Japan, where he learns more than just the finer arts of forestry.