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Palace Central Cinemas

Palace Central is proud to showcase the very best in new release films, international and local art-house cinema, exclusive event screenings, as well as our renowned film festivals. This impressive variety of films is brought to you in sophisticated comfort, including the world’s first windowed auditoria with views of the cityscape as you walk in and out (heavy block-out curtains close automatically during the feature). Enjoy a pre-film drink in our prosecco bar, with sweeping views across the Chippendale Green, or indulge in our Beer Hall with on tap craft beer. Palace Central offers an unparalleled cinema experience we know you’ll love.
Central Park Mall
Level 3, 28 Broadway
Chippendale, New South Wales 2008


Make the most of your SFF experience by planning ahead and taking advantage of the public transport services conveniently located near all Festival venues. Visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500 for information about Sydney’s bus, ferry, train and light rail networks. For bike parking refer to cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

The cinema is a 5-minute walk from Central Railway Station (taking exit 7 via Railway Square) and a 10 minute walk from Redfern Railway Station. Any bus stopping at Railway Square, Central Station or Eddy Avenue will take you to the venue within a few minutes walking distance from Central Park Mall.

Public lifts and escalators are available inside the shopping centre.

Novotel Wilson Parking, 169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket is a 6-minute walk from the Cinema. You can validate your parking ticket at Palace Cinema Central and pay $8 all day and night.


The venue has limited wheelchair spaces in all cinemas excluding Platinum 1. To book a wheelchair space please call us on 1300 733 733.

There is no accessible drop off on George Street. The loading dock that connects to the north service elevator is located off Carlton Street. Those that require access via the loading dock must advise SFF prior on 1300 733 733 so we can inform the venue. You will be asked to sign in at the security desk at the loading dock.

Public lifts and escalators are available inside the shopping centre.

All Palace auditoriums are setup with the Fidelio headset & neck loop options. These receivers are available at the box office. The neck loop option works in conjunction with the hearing aid and the headset has adjustable volume to boost the dialogue levels. To access the headset or neck loop option, simply enquire with a venue staff member at the box office and they will be able to assist you further.

Accessible bathrooms are available next to the cinemas on L3.

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