Remember browsing at Electric Shadows Bookstore after watching Jean de Florette or the Three Colours films at Electric Shadows cinema?
The indie cinema operated in Civic from 1979 to 2006, and the bookstore, which first opened in 1987 and had a second life on a new site in Braddon, closed in April this year.
In these days of internet TV, iPads, Netflix and cinematic television series like Game of Thrones, cinemas have to offer up something special to get us off our sofas and into their ticket queues.
Luckily, we’re spoilt for choice in Canberra when it comes to going to the movies.
If it’s a family outing you’re after, you [...]
[ 11 September 2015 6:00 pm to 13 September 2015 9:00 pm. ]
The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is a not-for-profit annual film festival dedicated to informing, engaging and inspiring Australians on environment issues through the wonderful medium of film.
The festival has been running for five years but this year it’s coming to Canberra for the first time!
There are three days of films covering a diverse range of topics [...]
[ 22 May 2015 to 25 May 2015. ]
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will return to Canberra as part of its national tour this year with an impressive line up of film highlights from its festival program.
The Festival will open in Canberra on 22 May with Australian documentary I [...]
The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now [...]
Last night, I went along to the Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace Electric to see Swedish Film, Home. Starring Moa Gammel, Anita Wall, Simon J Berger and Erik Lundqvist and directed by Maximilian Hult, the film was billed as a Comedy/Drama.
For the entire 90 minutes, Home treads a fine tightrope between light comedy and slightly [...]
In 2012, 60 young people travelled to mining communities around Australia. They heard from Traditional Owners, miners, doctors, farmers, parents and others who have experienced the impacts of coal and gas development. ‘Mining The Truth’ documents their stories. The Canberra premiere will feature a panel Q&A with Peter Martin from Southern Highlands Coal Action Group, [...]
[ 21 September 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]
This just in and sounding hiptastic!
A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).
This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]
[ 7 May 2013 to 12 May 2013. ]
Word has reached us that the Audi Festival of German Films 2013 is coming to Palace Electric.
Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association [...]
Underground is the story of Julian Assange’s exploits as a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne, and his youthful commitment to revealing the truth about the world, power and injustice.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A session with writer/director Robert Connolly, actor Alex Williams (Julian Assange), Christine Assange (Julian’s mother) and Sam Castro (co-founder of [...]
Palace Electric Cinema is giving RiotACT readers the exclusive chance to win one of three VIP Electric Night Out experiences!
Be one of the first to experience the Electric difference at Palace Electric with two x VIP passes to any session of your choice, followed by dinner for two at Mezzalira to the value of $200 [...]
The good folk at Palace Electric have tweeted that they’re opening the doors to Canberra’s newest cinema on 24 January.
We’ll be lighting up @newactonnishi on Jan 24! That’s right, we’re opening next Thursday! Tickets available online soon palacecinemas.com.au/cinemas/electr…
— Palace Electric (@PalaceElectric) January 14, 2013
We can’t wait!
The Palace Electric Cinema under the Nishi building has had to defer its opening from Boxing Day to the end of January, but RiotACT got invited in today for a look around the still under construction site.
(Let it be noted we were signed in, inducted, and clad in both hi vis and helmets)
The Nishi building’s [...]