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“2040”: Hope for the Future
Australian Actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau entered the world of documentary with his 2014 debut That Sugar Film – a quirky and educated look into society’s mass consumption of sugar. The film’s unique voice and spirit quickly found its audience, becoming the highest ever grossing non-Imax Australian documentary. Gameau’s new film, 2040, tackles the confronting […]
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“Gloria Bell”: A Remake Done Right
Remakes give filmmakers a chance to adapt and reinterpret another work. They offer the opportunity to unveil new understandings and re-energise older material with modern stylistic flair. Most remakes see directors applying their creativity to someone else’s film yet, with Gloria Bell, Argentinian-Chilean director Sebastian Lelio (Best Foreign Film Academy Award winner for 2017’s A […]
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“Burning”: Poetry on Screen
Chang-dong Lee’s Burning, based on Haruki Murakami’s short story ‘Barn Burning’, approaches the mysteries of life in this unconventional and genre-subverting thriller set in modern consumerist South-Korea. The film explores the lives of three enigmatic youths as they try to make sense of their purpose, existence and place in the world. Born in Daegu the […]
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Hey there, Surfers Paradise
We’re opening a new cinema in the heart of Surfers Paradise!  The 12 screen cinema complex is set to open as a part of the X Galaxy Centre redevelopment in late-2019. After the closure of the Hoyts complex in 1995, our new location, situated on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Elkhorn Avenue, represents […]
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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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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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