Who said cinema is dead? Certainly not in ever-expanding Perth.
This week, Palace Cinemas and Charter Hall have announced they’ve received council approval to open a grand new 12-screen cinema as part of the transformation of Raine Square in Perth’s CBD.
Cinefiles might consider it an ironic move since the last two multiplexes in the city closed bewteen 2000 and 2007, making Perth the only capital in Australia with no cinema in its CBD.
But, yay, that’s all about to change.
Palace Cinemas will open on Level 2 of the centre in late 2018, representing the return of the indie cinema experience to Perth’s CBD for the first time in over three years.
Says Palace Cinemas’ CEO, Benjamin Zeccola: “We’re excited to be bringing the thrill of the cinema-going experience back to Perth’s CBD. Our vision for Palace Raine Square is to create a vibrant film, arts and hospitality hub, which will unite cinema lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds.”
Just make sure there’s a continuation of quality indie films for us to see – and plenty of choc bombs to chomp on – and we’ll be there. Antonino Tati