Hoyts History Project:
An exploration of Australia's
oldest and largest cinema

Hoyts is synonymous with cinema in Australia. As Australia’s oldest and largest cinema, it has entertained generations of audiences from the silent era through to the present age.


While countless stories have been shown on Hoyts’ screens, the story of the Hoyts along with its unique connection with Australian audiences has largely been overlooked.


This project aims to gain an insight into the unique history Hoyts by conducting oral history interviews with Hoyts cinema patrons as well as those who worked there.


We hope that you will participate in this exciting project by sharing your stories, experiences, and memories with us through the ‘Share a Story’ page.