At a time when the consumption of film is at its most mobile, it’s a refreshing bucking of trends to find a new cinema that’s designed in a way that demands you fix your bum to a seat and remember how much joy a story told on a big screen can give. That’s the effect of the gorgeous fit-out at Palace Electric, the New Acton theatre that’s become an immediate star among Canberra’s otherwise scattered cinema community. As a part of the Nishi Precinct in bubbling New Acton, Palace Electric holds its own aesthetically with plush fittings and centre-piece Prosecco Bar. Skip the previews and grab a drink from the licensed bar - priced by the length of your film, so beware the “epic” - and the bread and dips board as your mid-movie nibble. Palace Electric offers up mostly left-of-centre fare including classic and foreign language features, as well as film festivals and the occasional blockbuster. Visit on a Monday for $10 tickets.
Palace Electric Cinema | 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra | +61 2 6222 4900