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Bombshell

#MeToo in an Unlikely Context

12 January

BOMBSHELL, Releasing January 13.  The three women depicted on Bombshell’s poster appear together onscreen only once, sharing an elevator to ‘Level 2’, the foreboding codename of mercurial Fox News founder and CEO Roger Ailes’ office in New York City’s News Corp. building. They are veteran news anchor Megyn Kelly (played with a stunning likeness by…

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1917

A Technical Masterpiece

6 January

1917, releasing January 9th Academy Award-Winning Director Sam Mendes returns with what can only be described as a cinematic masterpiece, a film that delivers incredible visual spectacle yet distils intimate emotional resonance within a timeless story of the ferocity of war and sanctity of life. Penned as a dedication to Mendes’ Grandfather, 1917 follows two…

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Sorry We Missed You

A Dire look at the Gig Economy

24 December

Sorry We Missed You, releasing December 26th At this point in two-time Palme d’Or winner Director Ken Loach’s 55-year-long career, his penchant for social realism is a precisely-tuned instrument, both devastating in conception and incisive in execution. A micro-budget master, Loach uses his limited resources judiciously, instilling his films with a subdued tone that conveys…

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Pain and Glory

Almodóvar’s Masterpiece

7 November

Pain and Glory, releasing November 7th In 1982 and at the age of just twenty-two, Antonio Banderas made his onscreen debut in Pedro Almodóvar’s Labyrinth of Passion. Over the next seven years Banderas would appear in four more Almodóvar films, usually in starring roles and to modest critical acclaim. However, after denying a part in…

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Booksmart

Old Genre, New Tricks

4 July

In Palace Cinemas July 11 (Advance Screenings July 8!) The Teen Film genre refers to a long and vibrant history of films: Mean Girls, Dazed and Confused, Clueless, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Heathers, Superbad… the list goes on. We are all familiar with the tropes – the catty cliques that pit young girls against each…

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The Overlook Café & Bar Wins Silver

15 August

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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Palace Cinema to Open in Melbourne’s Inner West

30 June

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

21 February

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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