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Palace Cinema to Open in Melbourne’s Inner West
West-side dwellers, we’re coming for you! We’re delighted to announce the development of a new twelve-screen Palace Cinema on Puckle Street in Moonee Ponds, which will include three platinum screens and an outdoor cinema space. The cinema will be part of a stylish retail, hospitality, accommodation and leisure development by Giancorp Property Group right in […]
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New bar and café Overlook opened by Astor Theatre
We’re thrilled to announce that a new bar and café called Overlook has opened adjacent to the Astor Theatre. Inhabiting a space vacated recently by a launderette, Overlook takes its name from the iconic Overlook hotel featured in Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining.  Visually brought to life in the 1980 film adaption by master […]
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Sydney, get ready for the new Palace Central!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a new cinema, Palace Central, in the multi-award winning development, Central Park Mall, in Sydney’s Chippendale. The new 14 screen complex on Level 3 of the centre will open in late 2017 and will also uphold the building’s ‘green’ ethos, utilising technology which will use […]
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The Beatles – 50 Years on…
HE LOVES YOU (YEAH, YEAH, YEAH) Jeffrey Black is an avid fan of ‘The Fab Four’ and has been since the day he walked into Palings record store in Queen Street (Brisbane) and bought a copy of ‘Paperback Writer’ in 1966. With the release of Ron Howard’s film ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – […]
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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival
Last week, we had the utmost pleasure of hosting guests of this year’s Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, brothers, Jakob and Jonas Oftebro. With each starring in festival highlights, GOLD COAST and AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 2: HEAVEN ON EARTH and THE WAVE respectively, the brothers spent time in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne enjoying the […]
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15 Aug

The Overlook Café & Bar Wins Silver

The Overlook Café & Bar Wins Silver
We’re delighted to announce our newly built Melbourne café and bar the Overlook, named from the iconic Overlook Hotel in The Shining is a silver winner in the 2017 Melbourne Design Awards. Adjoin to our heritage-listed Astor Theatre, the Overlook’s brand design complements the cinema’s eclectic eccentricity and art deco styled interiors. The project creator […]
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3 Aug

Meet the filmmakers of Australian Comedy, THAT’S NOT ME

Meet the filmmakers of Australian Comedy, THAT’S NOT ME
Following the film’s rousing reception at the Sydney film festival in June, and near sell-out screenings at the upcoming MIFF and Brisbane Film Festivals, we’re delighted to welcome THAT’S NOT ME filmmakers, Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher to our cinemas for exclusive Q&A screenings. The special event sessions will be hosted in Melbourne, Sydney and […]
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5 Jul

PotterFest: A Harry Potter Marathon

PotterFest: A Harry Potter Marathon
Accio nine Harry Potter films! We’re thrilled to be hosting PotterFest – A Harry Potter Marathon at our cinemas to celebrate 20 years since the publication of the first novel. The twenty-three hour marathon will be showing at the Astor Theatre in Melbourne, Chauvel Cinema in Sydney, Palace Electric in Canberra and Palace Centro in […]
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30 Jun

Palace Cinema to Open in Melbourne’s Inner West

Palace Cinema to Open in Melbourne’s Inner West
West-side dwellers, we’re coming for you! We’re delighted to announce the development of a new twelve-screen Palace Cinema on Puckle Street in Moonee Ponds, which will include three platinum screens and an outdoor cinema space. The cinema will be part of a stylish retail, hospitality, accommodation and leisure development by Giancorp Property Group right in […]
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10 Apr

THEIR FINEST: Film Introduction with Bill Nighy

THEIR FINEST: Film Introduction with Bill Nighy
Last week, we had the utmost pleasure of welcoming the inimitable Bill Nighy to the Astor Theatre for an in-depth conversation with journalist Philippa Hawker discussing his most recent release, THEIR FINEST, his illustrious career, and Bob Dylan’s harmonica. Below is an excerpt of their lively conversation: … PH: THEIR FINEST is about a film […]
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21 Feb

New bar and café Overlook opened by Astor Theatre

New bar and café Overlook opened by Astor Theatre
We’re thrilled to announce that a new bar and café called Overlook has opened adjacent to the Astor Theatre. Inhabiting a space vacated recently by a launderette, Overlook takes its name from the iconic Overlook hotel featured in Stephen King’s 1977 novel, The Shining.  Visually brought to life in the 1980 film adaption by master […]
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26 Oct

We take 5 for the BBC First British Film Festival

We take 5 for the BBC First British Film Festival
The BBC First British Film Festival, now in the fourth year, has grown from strength-to-strength and almost doubled in size from its original incarnation.  We sat down with the festival’s programming Manager, Kim Petalas, to talk about the best of British Cinema and of this year’s festival.  BBC First British Film Festival runs across October […]
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23 Aug

Sydney, get ready for the new Palace Central!

Sydney, get ready for the new Palace Central!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a new cinema, Palace Central, in the multi-award winning development, Central Park Mall, in Sydney’s Chippendale. The new 14 screen complex on Level 3 of the centre will open in late 2017 and will also uphold the building’s ‘green’ ethos, utilising technology which will use […]
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15 Aug

The Beatles – 50 Years on…

The Beatles – 50 Years on…
HE LOVES YOU (YEAH, YEAH, YEAH) Jeffrey Black is an avid fan of ‘The Fab Four’ and has been since the day he walked into Palings record store in Queen Street (Brisbane) and bought a copy of ‘Paperback Writer’ in 1966. With the release of Ron Howard’s film ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – […]
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14 Aug

Sweetie, darling

Sweetie, darling
There’s nothing  hotter than Patsy and Eddy right now, except a cinema full of them! Fans at premiere screenings across the country for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, were lucky enough to enjoy seeing Patsy Stone and Eddiena Monsoon (aka Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders) live in person on the gold carpet! Oozing glitz, glamour, (and names, names, names, sweetie!) […]
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12 Aug

Cine Latino – The stories of Latin America

Cine Latino – The stories of Latin America
Cine Latino is the first national program of cinema from a region that is home to more than 600 million people across 20 countries. We sat down with program coordinator Alex Castro to talk about this new festival. Why now for a Latin American Film Festival? We’ve always seen great Spanish-language cinema from Latin America […]
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18 Jul

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival
Last week, we had the utmost pleasure of hosting guests of this year’s Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, brothers, Jakob and Jonas Oftebro. With each starring in festival highlights, GOLD COAST and AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 2: HEAVEN ON EARTH and THE WAVE respectively, the brothers spent time in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne enjoying the […]
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16 Jul

Goldstone penned at Palace Barracks

Goldstone penned at Palace Barracks
Fitting it was, that Palace Barracks Cinema hosted the recent Queensland Premiere of Ivan Sen’s GOLDSTONE; when Sen introduced the film to a sold-out crowd he revealed he had written much of the screenplay in the Palace Barracks café. While introducing the Queensland Premiere, Brisbane-based Sen indicated he had written many pivotal scenes for the […]
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14 Jul

Welcome

Welcome
The Palace Cinemas team is incredibly proud to launch our new website and, herewith, our first blog post. We set out with this project with a very clear objective: to make the site easier to navigate and ever-easier on the eye.  We hope that you will take the time to have a look around, explore […]
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