About Fay's Twin Cinema


Address: Cnr Milligan and Oxley Sts
Taree 2430 NSW
Phone: (02) 6552 4600
Email: Please use our contact form

Fay's Twin Cinema opened on December 26th, 1982, and has been serving Taree & district as it's movie venue with the Howard family as owner/managers ever since.

The cinema is named after Mrs Fay Howard, late wife of cinema owner Don Howard. Fay had died suddenly earlier in 1982, and Fay's Twin was built in tribute to their shared vision of a brand new cinema complex for Taree.

The first film, opening Boxing Day, was ET:The Extra Terrestrial, and from Day 1 the cinema has proven to be a great success thanks to the amazing support shown by the people of the region.

Don continued to run the day to day operations of the cinemas until the early 1990's, while son Peter immersed himself more and more in the cinema business until he was ready to take the reins. Don still has some involvement with the cinemas in a technical capacity, however these days the husband & wife team of Peter and Jaire look after daily cinema operations, accountancy, advertising, and programming.

The most successful films over the life of Fay's Twin Cinema to this point have been Titanic (1997/98), and Australia (2008/09). Perhaps suprisingly, followed by some Australian-made comedies, led by Crocodile Dundee (1986), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Muriel's Wedding (1994), The Castle (1997) and Crackerjack (2002). Australia (2008), Mao's Last Dancer (2009), Avatar (2010), Red Dog (2011), Last Cab to Darwin (2015), and Ladies in Black (2018) have been more recent standout successes. Again, many of the most successful films are local Australian titles!

Other very successful and long running films at Fay's have included the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Star Wars films, ET: The Extra Terrestrial, and the Toy Story and Shrek titles.

Cinema Features


Fay's Twin Cinema comprises two auditoriums with a central foyer. There is a central box office, with a large and well stocked candy bar with all the usual cinema favourites such as choc tops (multiple flavours), popcorn, soft drinks and the omnipresent maltesers.

EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available at the box office, and tickets can be purchased online via the cinema website www.faystwincinemas.com.au

The cinemas currently seat 304 (cinema 1) and 176 (cinema 2). Prior to an internal refurbishment in 2006, the cinemas did seat a larger audience.

Both auditoriums feature full Dolby Digital multichannel sound, and films are presented using state of the art GDC servers and NEC digital projectors. All pre-show cinema advertising is presented via our Panasonic digital projectors.

Digital 3D projection was installation into the larger auditorium during the winter months of 2010. The Digital 3D system chosen is the most technically advanced system on the market today.

Comfortable access for the disabled has always been a priority at Fay's Twin, and in fact it was one of the very first buildings constructed in Taree designed from the ground up to have full wheelchair access throughout the complex. This was years before it became a mandatory design requirement.

Fay's Twin Cinema offers electronic assistance to people with hearing difficulties, and who have hearing aids. Embedded under the carpet in a section of both cinemas is an inductive loop which allows those with hearing aids to tune into that loop, and reproduce the film's soundtrack through their hearing aid, which significantly enhances the movie going experience for those patrons.

All seats have generously sized cupholders and the very back row of each cinema has fold up armrests for those that... well.... want to have a snuggle with that special someone.

Advertise with Fay's Twin Cinema

Our digital on screen advertising provides the opportunity for you put your business message in front of the thousands movie goers as part of our pre feature presentation at Fay's Twin Cinema.

Midcoast Cinema Advertising is a locally based specialist in High Definition digital advertisements. Our state-of-the-art production facility is capable of producing amazing results in image quality.

Hollywood has known for decades the impact the 'big screen' can have, and now it is available to your business whether you be a local retailer or a large multi-national company.

We offer a complete range of advertising options to suit any budget and have a creative team to give your business the professional edge.

For more information, contact Peter Howard on (02) 6554 9592.

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