Palace Cinemas, Australia’s foremost independent cinema group, is thrilled to announce the official grand opening of Palace Penny Lane Cinema in Moonee Ponds on December 21, 2023. This momentous occasion will be celebrated with a red carpet event, marking a new era of cinematic excellence in the heart of Melbourne’s west.

Palace Penny Lane Cinema, nestled within the vibrant Penny Lane development on Puckle Street, has been highly-anticipated by residents and film enthusiasts since being announced earlier this year. Combining modern luxury and retro glamour, the cinema promises to pamper guests with fully-reclining leather chairs across all 11 screens, state-of-the art 4K laser projection, a captivating rooftop cinema, and an exclusive menu boasting a meticulously crafted wine selection, featuring Palace Cinemas’ signature double-feature pours.

Benjamin Zeccola, CEO of Palace Cinemas, expressed his enthusiasm saying, “The countdown to the grand opening of Palace Penny Lane Cinema has begun and we cannot wait to showcase the Palace experience to new patrons in this exciting food, retail and entertainment precinct.”

Opening on Thursday, December 21, just in time for Boxing Day, which is the most anticipated cinema day of the year, Palace Penny Lane Cinema will showcase a diverse selection bound to captivate audiences of all ages. For film festival aficionados, there’s Emma Stone in the long-awaited Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things (Dec 26), Michael Mann’s Ferrari (Jan 4) starring Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz, Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla (Jan 18), Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins (Jan 1) and The Bikeriders (Jan 25) starring Austin Butler and Jodie Comer. French cinema enthusiasts will be delighted by the feel-good comedy Two Tickets to Greece and Dramedy Coup de Chance (Dec 26), while those seeking a powerful performance can catch Sir Anthony Hopkins in One Life (Dec 26).

The excitement doesn’t stop there, as Jason Mamoa returns to Atlantis for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Dec 26) and for families looking to create lasting memories, there are heartwarming films like Disney’s Wish (Dec 26) and Migration (Dec 26) that will surely delight.

Zeccola added, “As we unveil Palace Penny Lane Cinema in Moonee Ponds, we’re not just opening a cinema; we’re inviting the audience to engage in the shared community experience of storytelling that we’re so passionate about. At Palace Cinemas, Italian hospitality is in our DNA and with the launch of this new location we’re thrilled to share warmth, luxury and quality entertainment in vibrant Puckle Street.”

Situated just 6.5 kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre, Palace Penny Lane Cinema is easily accessible via tram, train, and interconnected bus services. Additionally, Penny Lane’s retail centre offers complimentary three-hour parking with ticket validation, ensuring convenience for all moviegoers and visitors.

Palace Cinemas extends an invitation to local residents to join the Palace Movie Club and enjoy a host of exclusive benefits, including special offers for the Grand Opening event and other celebrations including early access to screenings. Club members can also earn points with every dollar spent, redeemable for delectable food, refreshing beverages and even movie tickets. Sign up here.