Palace Nova Cinemas Prospect
will be the first Australian cinema to reopen after quarantine,
next Monday June 1
|Thanks to the amazing efforts of the people of South Australia, the curve has been flattened and Palace Nova Cinemas Prospect is ready to reopen with a full slate of sessions from Monday, June 1. We will be putting the “social” into “social distancing” while online ticketing, staff temperature checks, rigorous sanitising and cleaning, and marked inter-personal spacing will ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff.|
Celebrate with us at midday on Monday as award winning director Scott Hicks (Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars) cuts the celluloid ribbon on our grand reopening and we open our doors to the public once more. After the ribbon has been cut, we will fire up the projectors and showcase old and new favourites, the way they were meant to be seen – on our 14 silver screens.
We only have 80 of our 670 seats available due to social distancing rules, and all other post-lockdown protocols are carefully being observed. Given the limited seating – only 11 people in our smallest cinemas – the reopening is unlikely to be a profitable exercise, but with the financial support of our landlord, Maras Group, we want to open full steam, 4 sessions per day on all screens to exhibit confidence in the industry and in the people of South Australia.
We are opening with a mix of 2020 favourites and beloved cinema entertainments. These include films whose cinema run was cut short by the pandemic – Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Parasite, Taika Waititi’s breakout hit, Jojo Rabbit, the mind-bending thriller The Lighthouse, Australian director Leigh Whannell’s global smash The Invisible Man, and legendary classics The Castle, Blade Runner, plus many more.
Brand new films will also be featured. From Monday, we will screen the New York Times “Critic’s Pick”, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love – a vivid snapshot of singer Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne Ihlen. We will also be featuring Wim Wenders’ Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, The Personal History of David Copperfield starring Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton, as well as the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in the following weeks.
We will continue to screen the best that cinema has to offer. For a list of films and session times visit PalaceNova.com.au.
Palace Nova state manager, Karen Karpinski, said “We are so grateful for the fact that we can reopen our doors and share our unique movie going experience with the people of Adelaide once again. We have made it through this difficult time by coming together and playing our own role in flattening the curve. We can now come together once more, as an all-star cast of winners in the fight against COVID-19. Now it’s time for us to turn down the lights and for you to enjoy our feature presentation!”