Julie live at Palace Cineplex – Sunday

“A superlative production’, ‘Exhilarating’, ‘Provocative and profound’- critics are raving about the new production of August Strindberg’s play Julie.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).
Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. The National Theatre Live: Julie plays this Sunday, 11:30 am. at Palace Cineplex in Kingston Jamaica.

Overlord – Fear, Rage, Insanity & Chaos

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. The movie is currently showing at Palace Cinemas islandwide this week.
Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered soldiers come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse pounding action adventure with a twist. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams
and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine.

New movie house for Portmore in 2019

Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay.

Palace Amusement is expanding with the re-entry into the rapidly growing Portmore community in 2019. The newest cinema house when complete, will bringing the number of movie houses to four.
The company in its 2018 annual report stated, “we are excited about the offerings of the four screens location to come” in Portmore. In 2004 fiscal year, the Portmore cinema brought in just over $15 million in revenue, with segment profit of $1.2 million. In 2004 the population was around 160,000 persons and with some estimates indicating it could be over the 300,000 region now, as a result, the new cinema could generate revenues of more than $100 million per year, with attendant profit to be added to the existing business. With Portmore so close to Kingston it could result in a switch in some of the existing business to the new one.
The company also stated, “It is our hope, in short order, to introduce laser technology in our cinema projection–which will offer a superior light quality for films. Additionally, we will introduce disposable 3D glasses in some of our locations–in response to customer preference and requests.”
Palace reported it best year ever with the fiscal year to June 2018 annual report states profit after tax of $152 million up from just $33 million for the full year in 2017 and earnings per share of $96.58. Revenues climbed  by 17 percent to $1.67 billion that flowed from a 25 percent rise in patronage income at Carib, 27 percent increase at Cineplex and just 11.5 percent in Montego Bay, Multiplex.
Palace share last traded at $1,500 but is on offer at $1,200 without any takers.

Record profit for Palace Amusement

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Carib Cinema, the flagship for Palace Amusement.

Black Panther delivered record profit for Palace Amusement Company, the full year’s results show. Palace reported profit after tax of $152 million up from just $33 million for the full year in 2017 and earnings per share of $96.58.
For the final quarter the company posted profit of $102 million compared to just $28 million in 2017 but a $61 million gain on sale of the Harbour View property added $61 million to the company’s bottom-line. Revenues climbed nicely by 17 percent to $1.67 billion that flowed from a 25 percent rise in patronage income at Carib in Kingston 27 percent increase at Cineplex located in Kingston and just 11.5 percent at Montego Bay Multiplex.
The major contributor to the rise, was the blockbuster film Black Panther that ran from February to May this year. In the June quarter revenues rose 10 percent to $330 million and would have been generated form increase patrons coming to the movies. Cost rose with direct expenses climbing 13 percent for the year and 7 percent in the quarter while administrative cost was up 19 percent for the quarter and 10 percent for the year.
Palace ended the year with cash and bank balances of $284 million up from $141 million in 2017. The stock last traded on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at $1,500 at a PE of almost 15.

Verdi’s Il Trovatore Sunday at Cineplex

Il Trovatore

Palace Amusement’s Met Summer Encores, continue this Sunday at Cineplex with Guiseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, a tale of mistaken identities, revenge and jealousy.
This latest offering commences this Sunday at 11: 30 at Palace Cineplex. Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her role as—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.

The Escape Plan 2 – Survive & GET OUT!

Palace Amusement Company brings another summer release to the big screen at it cinemas in its three movie houses in Montego Bay and Kingston.
in the latest offering, Ray Breslin (Academy Award ® nominee Sylvester Stallone) manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world’s most impenetrable prisons.
But when one of his team members goes missing inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista) and Hush (50 Cent) must now decipher a way to break into the world’s best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive. Written by Miles Chapman and directed by Steven Miller, this action thriller is a sequel to the 2013 film; The Escape Plan.

Skyscraper – The heights of courage

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary Entertainment’s Skyscraper as Will Sawyer- former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US war veteran, who now assesses security for skyscraper buildings.
Johnson is on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s being framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will Sawyer must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family, who is trapped inside the building, above the fire line. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (Rampage, San Andreas), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (Rampage, San Andreas, Jumanji). The film also stars; Neve Campbell, Pablo Tell Schreiber and Byron Mann.

Bolshoi Ballet, Coppélia this Sunday

A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppélia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes.
Dubbed one of the most enduringly popular ballets of all time, Coppélia tells the story of young love, duplicity and rivalry. In this timeless romantic production, Swanilda and Franz are in love until the appearance of Dr Coppelius and his mysterious daughter Coppélia upset the celebrations. However, Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter is not what she purports and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair – with the help of some fancy footwork.
Coppélia premiered in 1870 at the Paris Opera (The National Academy of Music and Dance). It was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon, a virtuoso dancer, expert on dance folklore, composer and violinist. This interpretation is by the late Russian Choreographer; Sergei Vikharev, with the main dancing roles by Bolshoi Principals; Maria Alexsandrova, Natalia Osipova, Anastasia Goryacheva (Swanilda) and Ruslan Skvortsov, Vyacheslav Lopatin and Artem Ovcharenko (Franz). The music is composed by Leo Delibes and the decor was revived by Boris Kaminsky, with costumes Tatiana Noginova. Conductor is Igor Dronov.
The Bolshoi’s version of Coppélia maintains the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a fickle fiancée, and an eccentric inventor.
On screen Sunday July 8 at 11: 30 a.m., at Palace Cineplex this chilling, yet luminous ballet continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blue (Raptor) with Chris Pratt as Owen

With uniquely thrilling moments, the 25-year-old movie franchise continues with another ‘dino-mite’ blockbuster film- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
It’s been three years since the Isla Nublar theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. The park now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungle. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who is still missing in the wild, and Claire who has grown to respect these creatures, makes saving them her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since in prehistoric times. The film is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Rafe Spall.

Hamlet Sunday at Palace Cineplex

Consumed with revenge, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular role in the National Theatre Live: Hamlet.

Palace Amusement Company continues with its alternate contents this Sunday as the Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Hamlet is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The National Theatre Live: Hamlet will be showing this Sunday, June 17, 2018, 11:30 am at Palace Cineplex.