Palace Verona Cinema Is Moving

Rebecca Varidel
30th Nov 2023

After 27 years of bringing cherished cinematic experiences to its loyal patrons, Palace Cinemas has announced that Palace Verona will be closing its doors on 31 January 2024, due to the conclusion of its lease. The building will be taken over by new management ahead of a scheduled redevelopment in 2024.

Benjamin Zeccola, CEO of Palace Cinemas, expressed gratitude to the Verona community, saying, “As we bid farewell to Palace Verona, we want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our patrons who have shared in the magic of cinema within its iconic walls. The passion and enthusiasm you have shown over the years have truly made Palace Verona a cherished community landmark.”

However, this is not the end of the story, as Palace Cinemas is delighted to announce that the spirit of Verona will live on at Palace Moore Park, just a stone’s throw away from Paddington in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.

Palace Moore Park will be exclusively dedicated to arthouse and international cinema, serving as the hub for Palace Cinemas' Festival programming for the city and eastern suburbs. Palace Moore Park promises to continue the legacy of Palace Verona, while improving its offering with ample parking, extensive public transport options (including light-rail accessibility), dining choices and state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are committed to preserving the arthouse ethos that Palace Verona is renowned for and having that live on at Palace Moore Park,” said Zeccola. “Moviegoers can expect an enhanced experience with an expanded range of films, more immersive events and, of course, our unwavering commitment to excellent hospitality”.

To celebrate the final two months at Verona, Palace Cinemas presents an exciting lineup of films that captures the essence of arthouse cinema. Don't miss your last chance to experience Verona with films such as Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly-acclaimed, black comedy Poor Things, One Life starring Anthony Hopkins, Michael Mann’s Ferrari, the romantic fantasy All of Us Strangers, Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla and the French courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall.

“We invite all our loyal patrons to celebrate the final two months with this diverse selection of films – a fitting last hurrah at Verona, with a closing night celebration to be announced soon” said Zeccola.

As the curtains close at Verona, the familiar faces that customers have known will be relocating to Palace Moore Park, which will launch almost immediately in early February, 2024. The aim is to retain the magic of Palace Verona and amplify it, ensuring that the soul of arthouse cinema thrives and evolves.