Venue, Access, Parking etc

The Old Museum, 460 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Queensland

Image of Old Museum at night

Located on the corner of Bowen Bridge Rd and Gregory Terrace Bowen Hills, it is a rare example of Byzantine-Victorian architecture. Constructed in 1891 as an exhibition and concert hall for the RNA, it was one of Brisbane’s premiere venue for balls, concerts and civic functions. It also one of the earliest venues that the people of Brisbane experienced motion pictures. It later, until the 1980’s, housed the Queensland Museum and Queensland Art Gallery. It is presently the home to a number of arts organisations.

Opening times

  • Single Bills – Doors 6.30pm – Films 7.30pm (shorts at 7.30 followed by intermission prior to  feature)
  • Double Bills – Doors 6.30pm – Films 7.15pm or slightly earlier as advised (no shorts with intermission between the two features)

We set up all projection equipment and seating from approx 2 hours prior to doors open after handover of the space. Occasionally there may be a short delay in audiences being admitted due to any issues that need to be resolved particularly in the technical side of our set-up.

Access and Parking

Entry –  via Gregory Tce gate. Turn right for to entry to screening room.

Parking – Available most evenings on-site. Please check the individual film listing the week of screening as other events in the building on the same night may affect parking capacity. We are generally guaranteed parking outside the entrance to our screening room for assistance for our elderly/persons with mobility issues. If this area is full proceed along the driveway (as if turning right when entering the grounds) as ample parking is available along this driveway and at the rear of the building. Ample metred parking is available on Gregory Tce and surrounding streets. Please call Michael Brooks on 0418 186 686 if you have any questions regarding parking for Cine-Retro events only.

RNA showgrounds and events/EKKA ect

Events in the RNA showgrounds do not affect access to, or use of, the Old Museum building! Entry to Gregory Tce is closed at the Brookes St end during the RNA show and certain other events. Access to Gregory Tce at these times is from the Bowen Bridge Rd end or via Miserton St off St Pauls Tce then Anderson St.