The Cygnet Cinema in Como

You will often find yourself in a conversation in which someone, and it might even be you, complains about the unfair distribution of wealth in the world. Generally people will complain about the big corporations and how restrictions should be placed on the obscene amounts of wealth that they generate.

Nothing wrong with that idea. It is just that not many people seem to consciously support the smaller, local businesses.

One of my favourite places to go when I feel like going to the movies is the CYGNET CINEMA in Como.

It has been a family owned and operated business since it opened in 1938 and still retains the original floor plan and signature pink façade.

This historic cinema oozes old-fashion charm and friendliness you can only get from a local business.

The art deco-style architecture has an immediate soothing element, and yet at the same time gives you a feeling of grandness.

It is hands down the best place to go to watch a movie because it gives you so much more-it’s an experience whether it be a charming night out or a little daily escape. I find, at the CYGNET CINEMA, you feel like a local in a country town. A place where people still smile at each other and chatting to a stranger is not considered odd.

From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are about to engage in an exciting adventure- and then you realise it’s just the comfortable atmosphere provided by the cinema and its wonderful staff.

This heritage listed building is really one of a kind with balcony seating, high ceilings and historical features.

Adjoining the cinema is a coffee shop called the Cygnet Café. Last time I visited I had the most delicious gourmet style bagel and Barista coffee for about $12. They also provide an array of home-made sweets. Now that’s got to make you smile!


It really is the most wonderful place to have your movie experience. Next time you’re in Perth Western Australia, head down to the Cygnet Cinema in Como. And don’t just take my word for it

Experience it for yourself!


Photography by MDH and Fagun Mishra
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