Classic Movie Nights are held on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Doors Open 6:30pm for a 7:15pm start.

Entry Is $5 unless stated otherwise

Bring a Cushion, Rug and a Supper plate to share.

Recapture some of that magic of the Palais in its heyday as a cinema

Film nights are a social evening with people bringing along a plate of something to share at interval time supper, and the audience sits in the balcony on the comfy seats.

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March 2018

Movie: Ali’s Wedding

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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$5.00

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl (Rating:  M)

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April 2018

Movie: The Lady in the Van

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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$5.00

In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years Rating:  PG

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May 2018

Classic Movie: The Tale of Ruby Rose

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Henry Rose traps wallabies and possum for their skins in the Central Highlands of Tasmania in 1933. He and his wife Ruby (played by Melita Jurisic) have lived here for seven years, in a primitive slab hut. The isolation takes a toll on Ruby, who is much younger, and on their adopted son Gem. An iconic Tasmanian film, The Tale of Ruby Rose won 4 awards at the 1987 Venice Biennale Film Festival yet failed to get mainstream cinema release in…

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June 2018

Movie: Cosi

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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$5.00

Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution for mentally ill. His project is overrun by one of the patients Roy who wants to put on stage Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). None of the patients in the cast is able to sing and none of them knows Italian which is the language of the libretto. Through…

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July 2018

Classic Movie Matinee: Victim

July 1 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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$5.00

Staring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms this 1961 film has been widely credited with impacting British support of gay rights.  Dirk Bogarde, in a career-defining role, plays a highly respected, but closeted, attorney who risks his marriage and reputation to bring to justice an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing gay men. Rating:  M (adult themes)

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August 2018

Classic Movie Matinee: Pecking Order

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds. Meet Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Brian the loveable champion, Ian the exacting judge and more. Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which will delight and surprise audiences of all…

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September 2018

Movie: Just To Be Sure

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Movie screens at 7:15pm The breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, where it premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight to multiple, raucous standing ovations, Just to be sure is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found. In writer/director - Carine Tardieu’s charming romantic comedy, a middle-aged bomb disposal expert faces a different kind of explosive situation when he learns that the man who raised him is not his biological father and the woman he…

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October 2018

Classic Movie: A Fist Full of Dollars

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Movie screens at 7:15pm The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit. Sergio Leone's first spaghetti Western…

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November 2018

Classic Movie: Dog Day Afternoon

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Movie screens at 7:15pm A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.  Framed by great work from director Sidney Lumet and fueled by a gripping performance from Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humour. Rating:  M

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December 2018

Movie Event: The Merger

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Palais Main Hall, 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113 Australia
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Movie starts at 7:15pm A former professional football player returns to his country town after his sporting career comes to an abrupt end, and takes on the position of coach for the local footy team, the Roosters. The Merger combines the fortunes of the footy team and the interaction of the locals with the newcomers with a romantic thread and a subtle exploration of grief for the loss of loved ones. It captures the regional background in a clever way…

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