Raine Square: cinemas set for Perth CBD in 2018

Artist impression of Raine Square redevelopment.
Artist impression of Raine Square redevelopment.

PERTH will soon no longer be the only Australia capital city without a cinema in its CBD.

Three years after the Piccadilly Cinema closed for good, Palace Cinemas and Charter Hall announced a multiplex for Raine Square.

The 12-screen multiplex will open on Level 2 of the centre in late 2018 and will bring international film festivals to the precinct, and contemporary cinema from Great Britain, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, and France.

A program of stage-to-screen content from the world’s foremost dance, opera and theatre companies, including Covent Garden, La Scala, Bolshoi Ballet, Opera D’Italia and National Theatre, will also feature.

It will be the first multiplex since Hoyts and Greater Union closed between 2000 and 2007.

Palace Cinemas chief executive Benjamin Zeccola said bringing the thrill of a cinema-going experience back to the CBD was exciting.

“Our vision for Palace Raine Square is to create a vibrant film, arts and hospitality hub, which will unite cinema lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds,” he said.