Palace Westgarth is like taking a trip back to the golden age of Hollywood – the grand stairwell is just one example – and for such an opulent old cinema, the cosy seats and wide screens make for excellent viewing. The Palace has lovingly maintained the Art Deco architecture throughout, making it a beautiful setting for the mix of independent flicks and Hollywood blockbusters that grace the cinema's screens. Check in often for international film festivals.
Streaming is convenient, but sometimes you just can't beat the experience of going to the cinema. The heavy velvet curtains, huge screens with surround sound, cushioned chairs and high ceilings give an immersive experience that you simply can't have at home.
Take that experience to the next level by catching a flick at one of these theatres that are works of art themselves. From art-deco wonders to new-age marvels, these architectural marvels are the best-looking cinemas in Melbourne.
Want some mid-century nostalgia? Head to one of Melbourne's drive-in cinemas.