The Bioscope

  286 Fox St, Maboneng ,   Maboneng          +27 11 039 7306     05 Mar 2020

Joburg's original independent cinema, The Bioscope is devoted to bringing the latest in arthouse, indie, documentary and African films to the South African big screen. Regular events include the French film night Le Movie Club, the Spanish language Noche Espanola, Sing-along cinema and the Kung Fu Noodle Box cinema night.

In 2020 The Bioscope marks its tenth birthday and there are some major changes in store for the cinema. In mid-March the cinema closes its doors in Maboneng and will be moving to a new location in one of the courtyards at 44 Stanley, a delightful boutique shopping complex in Milpark near Melville. The new cinema is planned to be operational from April, keep your eye on the latest developments at

The move to new premises is envisaged as an opportunity to be able to better manage more events, such as private screenings, birthday parties, conferences, and other intimate events requiring an AV theatre. There's also going to be a more expanded Bioscope gift shop where you can buy movie-related memorabilia such as books and posters as well as the first physical Limited Edish store selling cool T-shirts (many of them movie inspired) designed by talented illustrator and The Bioscope's founder Russell Grant.

While the cinema will be closing in Maboneng, the popular adjoining cafe-bar Chalkboard Cafe will remain open and continue to serve a great menu of pizzas, local craft beers and wines.

If you are a Bioscope regular, during March there's an opportunity to become a Bioscope beneficiary with different packages available including a bottomless popocorn, all-access ticket benefit and even the option of a private party 'benefit' where you can get sole use of the cinema for your own event! Find out more about how to get Bioscope benefits here.

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Tickets R50


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Editor at Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi Goran, unfortunately The Bioscope (and other venues in Maboneng) do not have their own dedicated car park. Parking is on the street so proximity to the venue very much depends on how busy it is.
Hi, is there disabled parking near the Bioscope ?
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