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New cinema for Civic

By johnboy - 5 February 2011 29

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The Canberra Times reports that Palace Cinemas are going to open an eight screen operation in the Nishi building at Acton which will radically reshape the landscape of Civic.

Australia’s largest independent operator, Palace proposes a wider diversity of films, filling a void in Canberra left after Electric Shadows closed in Civic in 2006.

Palace’s executive director Benjamin Zeccola said the industry was moving from 35mm film equipment to new digital platform, and the multimillion-dollar Palace fit-out on Nishi’s ground floor facing Lake Burley Griffin would include all digital, state-of the art projection and sound.

”Expect to see the very best from France, Italy and Spain, all of the film festivals from those countries, the best coming out of America, independent film making as well as Hollywood films.

”It’s really difficult for distributors to place quality films in Canberra because there is not enough screens, so there is a real need for more quality screens.”

The new theatre is to be known as the Palace Electric Cinema.

Taking up the “electric” mantle, with the ghosts of electric shadows, is a big call.

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29 Responses to
New cinema for Civic
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deye 12:51 pm
05 Feb 11
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At Nishi ? that seems a bit out of the way. Parking will be interesting, especially given the public transport options over that way.

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enrique 1:04 pm
05 Feb 11
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deye said :

At Nishi ? that seems a bit out of the way. Parking will be interesting, especially given the public transport options over that way.

Tell me about it, people are already parking up on nature strips and gutters around there on Friday nights – that area will be a complete shermozzle during busy times if they don’t plan ahead.

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gospeedygo 1:33 pm
05 Feb 11
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There will be wankers and hipsters everywhere.

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enrique 4:33 pm
05 Feb 11
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gospeedygo said :

There will be wankers and hipsters everywhere.

F#$%ing hipsters and their diagonal fringes!

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chris_underscore 5:28 pm
05 Feb 11
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Good move for civic, the other parts of the city have to be activated, shame that all the town centres revolve around shopping centres.

I’m glad my family invested in one of the Nishi apartments :)

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I-filed 7:20 pm
05 Feb 11
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Nishi isn’t in Civic.

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H1NG0 8:16 pm
05 Feb 11
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Nishi is (New) Acton, not Civic.

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chris_underscore 11:36 pm
05 Feb 11
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georgesgenitals 4:40 am
06 Feb 11
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Interesting. My bet is that it won’t last 12 months.

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astrojax 8:11 am
06 Feb 11
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eight? what colours will they all be?? fantastic, shadows re-emerge; let’s hope their posters are collectable, too…

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Deref 10:23 am
06 Feb 11
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Great to see something replacing Electric Shadows – it left a huge hole. Not so sure about the location though.

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Davo111 11:11 am
06 Feb 11
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I’m going to agree with the others here. It’s not civic.

However, i hope they have a few mainstream movies, to remove the monopoly dendy has

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Yanni 5:21 pm
06 Feb 11
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In fact nishi is in civic. The suburb of acton starts on the other side of the road. A new public car park will be available under the building.

And for those friday nights currently there is a new car park which opened in december last year.

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I-filed 7:03 pm
06 Feb 11
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Yanni said :

In fact nishi is in civic. The suburb of acton starts on the other side of the road. A new public car park will be available under the building.

And for those friday nights currently there is a new car park which opened in december last year.

Nuh. Sorry. Civic doesn’t go anywhere past the Lakeside.

If the mapmakers weren’t able to put an appropriate line on the map, that’s because “Civic” was a vernacular term, and the authorities tried to make us call it “Canberra City” till they gave up. They’ll have to cede at some stage on this one too!
Nishi is in Acton.

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Holden Caulfield 9:55 am
07 Feb 11
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I thought we were told that Dendy was going to pick up the void left by Electric Shadows, including some of the staff? Now it seems we’re being told again.

I agree that Nishi will likely be a pretty crap location and its proximity to ANU will probably end up dictating its content.

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