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Movie with friends

This is a terrific local cinema, seating is comfortable and snack bar is well stocked. You can take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Clean period style cinema complex

Has a good cafe and bar area, smaller intimate cinemas and generally has a wider than the norm... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
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“glass of wine”(5 reviews)
“free tickets”(4 reviews)
“old style”(4 reviews)
231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria 3103, Australia
+61 3 9817 1277
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All reviews glass of wine free tickets old style lovely atmosphere former glory comfortable seats old world charm across the road the main street only criticism cakes seating parking film cinema festival patrons
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific local cinema, seating is comfortable and snack bar is well stocked. You can take your glass of bubbles (or other alcoholic drink) into the movie without the gold class price!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hellieonhols
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, quaint and very relaxed atmosphere. Clean premesis, friendly and helpful staff. Love the smaller cinemas and love the retro fit out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R3339HBfionas
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to the Palace Cinema in Balwyn. Beautiful Art Deco building with an intimate Cinema experience. Enjoy a glass of wine before the movie & during if you so desire. Join the Palace Cinema members group for great offers & experiences.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SharonL451
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Has a good cafe and bar area, smaller intimate cinemas and generally has a wider than the norm selection of world movies

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peterhay2018
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was a first visit to this cinema and we will certainly be going again soon. Lovely atmosphere, plenty of seating whilst waiting to go in to cinema 5. Very comfortable seating, good sound. Enjoyed a nice glass of red that we could take into...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I went to the Balwyn cinema a couple of weeks ago. I would advise people with decreased mobility to not book for cinema 5, as there are so many stairs, & no other way in but from the front. I will check this in future....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Faye47_11
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Firstly bought RACV PDF tickets, only to find out when trying to book online that you can't use vouchers to book on line so must book at cinema. Arrived at cinema only to find massive queue (only one queue for tickets and snacks), took at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Kix222
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of watching ‘Victoria and Abdul’ in this charming cinema. Very comfortable seats with an aura of grandeur. Also tickets were very reasonably priced. An upper class trip with some nostalgia.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 343lynner
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The building dates back to 1930s has been restored to former glory. Modern comfortable seats with state of the art sound system. A refreshing change from the main street offerings. Cafe and bar available. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

One of my favourites in victoria. Shows an interesting array of movies and not just blockbusters. I buy supplies from servo across the road

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank JohnG3121
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