Our Story

Palace Nova Eastend started out as three separate cinema businesses: The Imax, Palace Cinemas and Nova Cinemas with the Palace & Nova Cinemas opening in 1996 & 1997.

The turn of the century saw Melbourne-based Palace Cinemas and Cinema Nova strike up a joint-venture partnership unique to South Australia: Palace Nova Cinemas, with Eastend added as an appropriate location reference. In 2009 the closed Imax building was brought into the venture, adding to the business Adelaide’s largest screen, now called Eximax, increasing the number of screens to 10.

At the end of 2016 we closed the building on Rundle St, historically referred to as the Nova Building and merged under one roof with an extensive refurbishment of the original Palace Building also taking place that year.

The Eastend location now comprises 12 screens including 8 fully refurbished boutique cinemas.

In December 2017 we opened a 14-screen cinema complex on Prospect Road, which has eight boutique theatres and six larger theatres split across two levels.

We are not a franchised group or public-listed company.

We are proud of our specialist screenings of quality art house films and diverse film-related events and festivals in Adelaide.

We aim to offer audiences a mixture of premium blockbusters, exclusive and limited release arthouse films and quality pop-culture films.