Tickets are now on sale for the best cinema day of the year, and it couldn’t be more needed in 2020! Head to Palace Cinemas from Boxing Day for non-stop hits throughout summer.
Also, start 2021 right with our special NYE Celebratory Preview of Penguin Bloom. Ring in the new year with a glass of prosecco and a film that’s sure to leave you warm and fuzzy.
See our full Summer of Cinema Film Guide below, the New Year never looked so good at Palace Cinemas!
To purchase tickets for any of the films below, follow the links on the film name or on the image!
Nomadland | Preview Season from December 26 | On Sale Now
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West, and is our top pick for this year’s Oscar race!
How To Be A Good Wife | Commences December 26 | On Sale Now
Three of France’s most endearing leading ladies – Juliette Binoche, Noémie Lvovsky and Yolande Moreau – star in How To Be a Good Wife, the eagerly anticipated new comedy by César-winner Martin Provost (Séraphine, The Midwife).
Striking a near-magical tone that’s both satirical and tender, this tale of solidarity looks set to become one of the summer’s biggest comedic hits.
Wonder Woman 1984 | Commences December 26 | On sale Now
With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, Wonder Woman 1984 is the follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman”, and is the kind of big-screen spectacle that can’t be beaten without an audience.
Fun, colourful and energetic, it’s the kickstart we need going into 2021!
A Call To Spy | Commences December 26 | On Sale Now
A gripping historical drama inspired by true stories, A Call to Spy follows three unsung female WWII heroes who put their lives on the line to fight for freedom.
Winston Churchill orders his new spy agency to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. The agency’s ‘spymistress’ Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), later became the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise.
The Dry | Commences January | On Sale December 29
A Palace Cinemas Top-Pick!
From acclaimed Australian director Robert Connolly (Balibo, Paper Planes), starring screen legend Eric Bana (Chopper, Munich) and brilliantly adapted from the international best-selling novel from Jane Harper, The Dry is the highly-anticipated Aussie thriller set to take the country by storm. Do. Not. Miss!
Promising Young Woman | Commences January 7 | Previews Now On Sale!
From visionary director, Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman…until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
Summerland | Commences Janaury 7
Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is changed when spirited young Frank (Lucas Bond), an evacuee from the London Blitz, is placed into her care.
A beautiful film that shows wounds can be healed, second chances do occur, and that, just perhaps – magic really does exist.
Ammonite | Commences January 14
An absorbing drama filled with 19th Century yearning, Ammonite is Francis Lee’s second film after his impressive multi-award-winning debut God’s Own Country (2017).
Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife (Saoirse Ronan) – a passionate and all-consuming love affair consumes them both, defying all social bounds and alter the course of their lives irrevocably.
My Salinger Year | Commences January 14
The much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), My Salinger Year unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood) for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir.
Keenly observed and wryly funny, it’s a memorable and compassionate depiction of a pre-digital world on the cusp of disappearance, the value of mentorship, and the lasting impact of self-expression in all its forms.
Music | Commences January 14
Music is a powerful, original, and celebratory artistic statement and the directorial debut of multi-Grammy nominee and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Sia. She also co-wrote the screenplay based on her own short story.
A film that shines a spotlight on the many talents of a cast that stars Oscar nominee and Golden Globe-winning Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), and Tony and Grammy winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton).
Penguin Bloom | Commences January 21
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Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin.
Only The Animals | Commences January 21
Elegantly structured and darkly funny, Dominik Moll’s seamy thriller reveals the secret connections of a lonely farmer, an unfaithful husband and wife, a lovelorn waitress and an African con artist to expose a world of greed, lust, betrayal, desperation and murder spanning the wintery French highlands to the sun-kissed streets of Sierra Leone.
With his finest cast to date, including an astonishing performance by Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Basterds), Only The Animals finds Dominik Moll at the height of his filmmaking powers as he masterfully exposes the secret connections that lie at the underbelly of Evelyne’s disappearance.
High Ground | Commences January 28
A critically acclaimed and engrossing revisionist Western that elevates the stories and voices of Indigenous Australians, represented by a phenomenal cast lead by director Stephen Johnson.
Set against the raising natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr) —the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle.
The Food Club | Commences February 4
The hit Danish comedy The Food Club begins on Christmas Eve when Marie finds out that her husband has another woman and wants a divorce. Desperate, she wonders what will become of her life. But above all, what will she do with this Italian cuisine tasting course for two just received as a present from her children? After summoning her girlfriends from her youth, the inconsolable widow Vanja and the liberated and independent Berling, the decision is made: to add a seat at the table and go together in the direction of beautiful Puglia, Italy!.
The Nest | Commences February 4
Driven by superb performances from Jude Law and Carrie Coon, writer-director Sean Durkin’s long-awaited follow-up to his debut Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) is an accomplished family drama exploring cultural misunderstandings and stifling gender expectations. A psychological thriller of matrimonial mind games, The Nest explores the strains a transatlantic move puts on a marriage.