our history

In Australia the formative years of the 20th century, seven pioneers had a vision: to create a business dedicated to the art of moving pictures. In 1913 these visionary men joined forces to form Union Theatres, fostering the rapid development of the Australian cinema industry.

In the 1930’s, Union Theatres evolved into Greater Union, and grew into an entertainment powerhouse that played a pivotal role in Australian exhibition, film production and distribution.

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (formerly Amalgamated Holdings Limited) is a proud Australian company with over 100 years of operation and an amazing example of how one entrepreneurial company parlayed its passion for the silver screen and its expertise in exhibition into various areas of entertainment, hospitality and leisure.

Today, Event Cinemas is the flagship of Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited. The other brands include GU Filmhouse, BCC Cinemas, Rydges Hotels & Resorts, QT Hotels & Resorts, The State Theatre, Thredbo Alpine Resort,  Atura Hotels and Edge Digital Technology.