Beef sliders with your movie? Hot food arrives at Coast cinema

General manager at Maroochydore Birch, Carol and Coyle Catherine Joseph at the new candy bar.
General manager at Maroochydore Birch, Carol and Coyle Catherine Joseph at the new candy bar. John McCutcheon

HOT DOGS, buffalo wings, beef sliders and fries.

Movie-time just got tastier at Maroochydore, with a new menu of hot food you can take into cinemas available from today at Birch Carroll and Coyle, Sunshine Plaza.

The long-awaited Candy Bar refurbishment has been unveiled, and a new kitchen starts operating today.

Moviegoers can now order a range of "classic movie food with a modern touch”, says general manager Catherine Joseph.

Onion rings, hot chips, and the standard set Candy Bar menu of popcorn, icecreams and confectionary will also be on offer, while the café has a new range of cakes and cookies.

Cocktails, beer and wine could also be on the way if a liquor licence application being assessed by the Office and Liquor and Gaming gets the nod.

Today marks the end of a 12-week cinema refurbishment, with cinemas 9-12 reopening after a major makeover.

RELATED: Major refresh of Sunshine Coast cinema now underway

The deluxe Cinema 1 now has leather seats, and all auditoriums had a "refresh”, with new carpets, seat coverings and paint.

The main entrance foyer and bathrooms are still to get their spruce-up, with new hand basins and hand dryers to be installed, but things are looking a lot fresher at the cinema complex, which hadn't had a refurbishment since the 1980s.

"It's been a massive effort from the construction team,” Ms Joseph said.

"I'd like to thank the community, too - they've been very understanding and welcoming of the changes.”

Free hot food tasters, face painting and rollerskate entertainers will be at a Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 17, when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in cinemas.

Topics:  cinema event cinemas movies sunshine plaza

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