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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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CAPI Outdoor Cinema lighting up the night sky this summer

1 December

CAPI Outdoor Cinema @ Westgarth  will be lighting up the night sky from Saturday, December 2. The outdoor cinema will be located at the rear of the art-deco icon Palace Westgarth, adjacent to the historical exterior of the building. Our 30 seat cinema with high-definition headphones features murals and up-cycled furniture created by cinema staff…

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We’re All About Fine Food at Palace Central

17 October

We are proud to showcase our newest cinema, Palace Central, due to open on Thursday in Sydney’s Chippendale. Palace Central will offer an unparalleled atmosphere to relax and unwind, with multiple bar and lounge areas to enjoy a pre-movie catch up or post-film debrief. Central’s menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers…

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Bringing you the Best from Britain

11 October

Your premier destination for cutting edge British cinema returns to Palace this October with the Cunard British Film Festival.   This year’s blockbuster line-up will feature a spread of British cinematic delights from sweeping romances and beloved book adaptations, to intriguing music documentaries and pulse racing thrillers – all featuring a variety of British cinema royalty,…

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Sydney’s Cinema Landscape – Reimagined

25 September

Hold on to your hard hats, as construction for Sydney’s newest cinema is well underway! Located in Central Park Mall precinct, Palace Cinemas Central is opening soon to radically shake-up Sydney’s cinema landscape. Palace Central is set to open in the multi-award winning development located in Chippendale, in November this year. Comprising of 13 screens,…

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

3 August

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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PotterFest: A Harry Potter Marathon

5 July

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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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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THEIR FINEST: Film Introduction with Bill Nighy

10 April

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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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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We take 5 for the BBC First British Film Festival

26 October

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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