Attention, holiday makers, Christmas orphans, and family groups looking for an alternative to the post-lunch game of cricket. Palace Norton Street Cinemas in Leichhardt will be open on Christmas Day, Sunday December 25, from 3pm, and they’re screening the Boxing Day releases into the bargain.
That’s right. One day before everyone else you can catch Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in instant-classic musical La La Land; Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in World War II romantic thriller Allied; Rosalind Pike and David Oyelowo in historical romance A United Kingdom; and Noémie Lvovsky in French feelgood hit Rosalie Blum.
If you need a break from over-excited kids, then get them tickets to Disney’s new animated adventure Moana; cute animals-singing-song animation Sing; or Aussie prequel Red Dog: True Blue.
As well as the Boxing Day movies Norton Street will be showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Christmas Day, for those who need to escape from family squabbles into a galaxy far, far away.
So, how’s that for an unexpected Christmas gift?