Leave your pre-conceived cinema expectations at the door, ‘cause Palace Cinemas is set to provide the Gold Coast with the luxe AF movie experience you didn’t know you were missing.
News has just dropped that Palace Cinemas—the stylin’ independent cinema brand with 22 venues across the country—is injecting a cool $11-million to revamp a landmark old building in the heart of the glitter strip. With a knack for taking over characterful, underutilised buildings and breathing in new life, if their history is anything to go by (check out Sydney’s Palace Central and The Astor in Melbourne), they’re about to deliver a destination movie experience that’ll definitely not be like your average trip to the flicks.
Transforming the old X Galaxy Centre in Surfers Paradise (which was once occupied by Hoyts, closing back in 1995), soon you can settle yourself down in luxury leather seats, fuel up with sashimi, dumplings and other tasty noms, plus espresso martinis and craft beers served direct to your chair! We can’t wait for the 90-minute-plus booze, food and entertainment coma.
Date night? Palace Cinemas will have you covered with multiple lounge and bar areas to catch up before and after the entertainment. Finally, somewhere to avoid the awkward silence of a first date movie.
Oh, and the films? Anticipate 12 screens inside intimate auditoriums showing all the latest blockbusters, plus Palace Cinemas will also bring its trademark collection of art house flicks and international film festivals to the Coast.
Thanks Palace, we think we’ve finally found the place for nights when ‘I want to go out, but a Netflix binge also sounds like a good idea.’
Palace Cinemas is set to open late 2018 and promises to return X Galaxy Centre on Surfers Paradise Boulevard to the glory days of decades past. We can’t wait for this one!
What: Palace Cinema—12-screen boutique cinema + bars and lounge
Where: X Galaxy Centre, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
When: Opening late 2018
Looking for more things to do in Surfers Paradise between now and then? Have you checked out Holey Moley mini golf bar?
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