FAMILY FUN: Angelina Kokolinakis, Mariana Citriston, Nikki Rehlivanidis, Annie Rehlivanidis and Antonio Christov enjoying a film at the Palace Cinema in Byron Bay in 2014.
FAMILY FUN: Angelina Kokolinakis, Mariana Citriston, Nikki Rehlivanidis, Annie Rehlivanidis and Antonio Christov enjoying a film at the Palace Cinema in Byron Bay in 2014. Nolan Verheij-Full

Palace Byron Bay to close down on Australia Day

PALACE Cinemas Byron Bay will be closing down on Australia Day, Tuesday, January 26.

The building, which has housed local cinemas for 13 years, will be demolished for a new development which will include a bigger cinema complex.

Palace Cinemas' CEO, Benjamin Zeccola, confirmed the news.

"While we're saddened by the temporary closure of Palace Byron Bay, we look forward to offering our customers the broadest possible choice of films in a comfortable, stylish and sustainably built cinema," he said.

The cinema is expected to re-open early in 2017.

The addition of six more cinema rooms, making of total of nine screens, will give patrons the opportunity to enjoy an even wider range of independent and mainstream films, as well as continuing the cinema's alternate content program of theatre, opera, ballet, concerts and the ever popular international film festivals.

A total of 15 people currently work at the cinema in ticket sales, candy bar duties, clerical, managerial and as projectionists, offering 130 movie sessions a week.

The current three cinemas can hold a total of 497 spectators.

Palace Cinemas took over the Byron Bay cinema complex in late 2012.

 

PROJECT: AN artistic impression of the development planned for Byron Bay's cinema, supermarket and shopping area.
PROJECT: AN artistic impression of the development planned for Byron Bay's cinema, supermarket and shopping area. Mercato


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