Coming to Surfers Paradise late 2018, 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.
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