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April 2

2 April

It’s not a trip to the movies without catching the film previews beforehand, and let’s be honest, trailers have become an art-form in themselves. So every Thursday we’ll showcase the best new trailers we can’t stop repeating, as well as some of our favourite classics. THE ASSISTANT release TBC GREYHOUND release TBC SOUL release TBC…

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Our CEO on why Cinemas will rebound ‘skinnier and hungry to succeed’

1 April

“Sometimes a crisis brings out the best in people and I think we’ve seen that in our industry.” Benjamin Zeccola, CEO of Palace Cinemas sat down with Don Groves of IF Magazine to discuss the current state of the cinema industry, why Palace were the first cinema circuit to close amid the COVID-19 crisis and…

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Mad Max – Furiosa Prequel

1 April

In 2015, George Miller delivered Mad Max: Fury Road to huge critical and commercial success, the film went on to win six Academy Awards and, understandably, has been teased with a possible sequel ever since. Unfortunately plagued with legal troubles and controversies, a sequel has seen multiple delays and no assured release, but there is…

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Cinema Profile

Palace Verona

31 March

Exploring Palace Cinemas eclectic venues around the country One of the bastions of independent and art-house cinema in Sydney, the oft-buzzing Palace Verona screens an expertly curated line-up from name directors (the Coens, PT Anderson, Van Sant), world movies, quirky Australian indies and special one-offs screening of overseas stage productions and concerts. It features four…

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Quentin Tarantino

30 March

“I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t” Our In Focus series examines some of cinema’s most beloved directors, highlighting some of the ingredients that make up their signature style, as well as showcase our top-picks of their best…

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Weekly Watch List

Sharing Is Caring

25 March

We’ll be sharing cinema together again soon, but until then, Palace Cinemas wants to share some of our film favourites with our Weekly Watch List.  Here’s to sharing and staying safe.   THE LONG GOODBYE  (1973) | Robert Altman Robert Altman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye is a timeless deconstruction of Film…

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25 March

“An experience that is always more than the sum of its individual viewers” Most of us have fond memories of our first cinema experience, or at least vivid memories where we laughed, cried, gasped, fell in love, met our idols and set out on adventures across land, space and time. During its one-hundred-year history, cinema…

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Ethan Hawke teases fourth ‘Before’ Film

24 March

As Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater’s 1995 romance drama Before Sunrise approaches its 25th anniversary, our minds swoon as we were teased this week with the possibility of a fourth film in the much-loved Before series. During an interview, Ethan Hawke suggested that if it were to happen, a fourth Before film would…

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In the (Art)House

Corpus Christi

23 March

In the (Art)House showcases our most anticipated arthouse films, coming soon to Palace Cinemas. ★★★★ “Powerful… flawless storytelling, effortlessly played.” Kevin Maher, THE TIMES Corpus Christi, directed by Jan Komasa, is a Polish film that follows (piercingly blue-eyed) Daniel as he is released from his sentence in juvenile detention. Recently experiencing a spiritual transformation by finding…

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Promising Young Woman

Challenging The Genre

13 March

“a fresh, totally wild, revenge thriller with bite.” Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE A standout at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Promising Young Woman reinvigorates the revenge thriller and delivers a darkly-comic social commentary that subverts expectations to the last frame. Carey Mulligan – in a career highlight – stars as Cassandra Thomas, a thirty-year-old medical school…

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A Fond Re-Imagining

6 February

EMMA.– Releasing February 13 The final novel published by Jane Austen before her death, “Emma” tells the story of a handsome, clever and rich young woman in Highbury content to swan in lavish luxury, paying no mind to finding a husband in which to marry and further add to the legacy of her family –…

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The Lighthouse

A tempestuous, darkly-comedic psychodrama

3 February

THE LIGHTHOUSE, releasing February 6. With the sound of a blaring foghorn, The Lighthouse introduces its namesake setting from afar; a distant yet foreboding beacon of light in a monochromatic world. In the 1890s on a tiny island off the coast of New England, a veteran lighthouse keeper and his novice assistant, a ‘wickie’, arrive…

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