Palace Electric Cinema
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Craig C
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Average cinema with expensive prices, compared to others, where you can get recliner seats for the same price.
What got me was that, despite the cinemas becoming ng very quiet, on a Sunday evening, our had not been cleaned. Our seats and floor were covered in popcorn. Dirty glassware was piles up at the entrance.
I went back out and advised the staff who said they would send the cleaner in straight away…a no-show by the time the movie started 15 mins later.
On leaving, the same pile of dirty glasses were still inside the entrance doors.. Very poor.
Written 25 September 2023
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Coffee Addict
Wollongong, Australia450 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Great location which was at our hotel Ovolo Nishi - very nice lobby and entry - great staff - however that was it!
Run down inside theatre popcorn machine out of order - not many savoury options. Carpet is old and scruffy - definitely needs refurbishment- nice bar
Written 27 April 2022
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Chris M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is my local preferred cinema. The sound levels vary between hard to hear and far too loud - the staff never seem to check.
Written 29 January 2020
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Maria Clare
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Very good offering of Prosecco and snacks. Was able to purchase tickets beforehand. Allocated seating is good feature. Not noisy unlike other cinemas.
Written 21 January 2020
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arnhemal
101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Yeah I know that I am getting older and using "talkie" shows it! Cosy, comfy and atmospheric, just what you want in a cinema. If you are going to the flicks in Canberra, go to this place for a nicer experience.
Written 2 January 2020
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Bin B
Canberra, Australia120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
A super venue a sold out house and a great local film The Narrabundah Boy. Congratulations to every one involved in this delightful tale.
Written 23 July 2019
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Michelle
Queanbeyan, Australia174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
Didn't know about this theatre, but it gave us the best time option to suit us when I googled the movie so we went with it. I was pleasantly surprised how lovely it was when I entered the building, it has a quirky, arty decor reminiscent of some old trendy suburban places in Melbourne. The recycled wood work of the stairway is amazing, love it! You can really make an evening out at this theatre as they off most alcoholic drinks and they have a great bar in the middle of the theatre area that you can sit and have drinks before you go to your movie. When the movie finished we moved to the cafe which was just as delightful as the theatre, with plenty of art on display. Coffee and pastries were good. A very pleasant outing, and with the specials for the movie did not end up being an expensive outing. Would definitely go back.
Written 21 June 2019
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Ruth O
Canberra, Australia55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Having pre-booked, we were met with a queue of ten people in the same queue, not moving, while two pretty boys behind the counter sold drinks and snacks. Theatre 8 was so small that the seats were WAY too close to the screen to focus properly on the movie, even with 20-20 vision. An abandoned child was playing a very noisy game on his i-pad seated on the floor outside the theatre door, for a good twenty minutes before the movie started, until we told him to stop - twice. Screening was sold out. Family beside me talked and rustled the whole way through the movie and then complained to the manager when I asked them to stop. This place is ridiculously understaffed and the ushers don't do their job; it attracts arty farts and angry women who think they have the right to ruin the movie for the rest of the audience while their families can't behave in public. Not exactly cheap either - go to Hoyts instead.
Written 12 May 2019
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Tassielad
Canberra, Australia124 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We’ve never had any complaints before, but we went to Palace Electric to see a movie and it seems someone forgot to put the air conditioning on, it was so hot and stuffy, and the cinema was not particularly full. It seemed to be just where our movie was playing because there was nice cool air when we walked out that first door. Another problem with Nishi is the changes to the parking. The underground parking has been changed to a pay when you park system, so you have to know how long you’ll be there. Previously you paid when you leave and so you could decide after the movie to perhaps have a drink or bite to eat elsewhere in the Nishi complex or take a stroll, but now you have to decide from the outset how long to pay for. I find it not quite as user friendly, I’m not sure why the change, it seems the focus has shifted away from a client-centred one now?
Written 1 March 2019
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Evan L
Melbourne, Australia705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I came here to watch the latest Star wars movie and fell in love with this place. The atmosphere was fantastic. The staff incredibly helpful. And even the snack bar had all my old favourites. Definitely coming back when I'm next in Canberra.
Written 27 May 2018
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