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.

Superfly – One Last Hustle

Mafia and Mastermind Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) and Scatter (Michael Kenneth) in a scene from the action-packed film, Superfly, directed by Director X.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange listed Palace Amusement Company continues their successful run of top movies in 2018 when they open two new movies on Wednesday and one on Friday.
In Superfly – One Last Hustle, career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene. His team must now organise the biggest money heist, so they will never have to ‘hustle’ again. The stakes are high as they ramp up sales, but one small blunder can threaten the whole operation before he can make his exit. Visionary Music video producer, Director X takes the helm behind the lens to shift the 1972 original film’s setting from urban Harlem to modern day Atlanta. The film stars: Trevor Jackson (Youngblood Priest), Jennifer Morrison (Detective Mason), Michael Kenneth (Scatter) and Lex Scott Davis (Georgia). The official soundtrack is curated by Future and features thirteen new and previously released songs, with guest appearances by Rick Ross, Miguel, Lil Wayne and Young Thug.

Have no fear, the Incredibles are here! The Incredible Family in the Walt Disney Studios’ picture ̶ The Incredibles 2.

Also opening on Wednesday is Incredibles 2 in 3D viewing. Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”; but this time, Helen (Academy Award® winner Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone and to make matters worse, the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again ̶ which is easier said than done ̶ even though they’re all “Incredible”. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and directed by Academy Award® winner Brad Bird, Incredibles 2 also stars Academy Award® nominee Catherine Keener as Evelyn Deavor.

Annabelle Wallis, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Isla Fisher, and Hannibal Buress in TAG.

On Friday Palace opens TAG – Who’s it?
One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they’re coming to get him.

Fake Avenger promto

The popularity of the Palace Amusement’s the Avengers Infinity War, now showing on the company’s cinema circuit has elicited some fictitious email now in circulation offering members of the public the chance to win free tickets to the blockbuster, Avengers showing.
Palace Amusement has advised via a press release that they are conducting no such promotion and urges members of the public to be smart and aware when using the internet for their own safety and security, accordingly patrons should be an the alert to emails inviting persons to answer questions in order to participate.
The Avenger is another big movie for Palace who continues to show Black Panther now in its third month of showing.

A Wrinkle in Time

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Academy Award® nominee, media proprietor and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey stars in the Walt Disney Pictures film; A Wrinkle in Time.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. A Wrinkle in Time is written by Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lee and directed by Academy Award® winner Ava DuVernay.

Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead? Directed by Nash Edgerton and financed by Amazon Studios, Gringo stars; Academy Award Winner; Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, David Oyelowo and Thandie Newton.

Met live, Luisa Miller Saturday – Carib 5

Met Opera’s production of Juisa Miller with Betrand de Billy conducting, Sonya Yoncheva as Luisa, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo & Plácido Domingo as Miller. Photo by Chris Lee

Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, Luisa Miller, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.

The story, set in the 17th century, centers on the bond between a father and his daughter as they stand together against a hostile world. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts. The Met: Live in HD Luisa Miller will transmit live this Saturday, 11: 30 a.m. at Carib 5.

Bolshoi Ballet – The Flames of Paris will be shown this Sunday at Palace Cineplex. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage in The Flames of Paris. In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way.

Young Marx Sunday at Palace Cineplex

Rory Kinnear as Karl Marx and Oliver Chris as Friedrich Engels in the Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner.
It is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. With his writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job as a Railway Clerk

There’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. Nicholas Hytner’s comedy of political visionary will be showing this Saturday March 11, 11:30 AM at Palace Cineplex.

The Met: Live in HD Semiramide (Rossini)

Angela Meade in the title role of Rossini’s Semiramide.

The world famous Met will transmit live this Saturday another of its wonderful entertainment and art series at Palace’s at Carib 5 – Semiramide.
Rossini’smasterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks, makes a rare Met appearance, its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini conducting.
The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Set in ancient Babylon, now modern-day Iraq, Semiramide follows the battle for the Babylonian throne in the wake of its fallen monarch. The opera marks the culmination of the Italian phase of Rossini’s monumental yet unusual career and is often considered one of his finest works. Semiramide will be transmitted live this Saturday March 10, 12:55 PM at Carib 5.

Samson – A hero chosen by GOD

Taylor James as Samson, in the biblical drama- Samson

The whole story is revealed in Pure Flix’s interpretation of the famous biblical story of Samson – a young Hebrew with supernatural powers.
Samson is the biblical Hercules, a man of incredible strength who nonetheless could not escape tragedy. Palace Amusement Company is now carrying this incredible story, in one of its cinema houses this week and next.
His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory. Directed by Bruce Macdonald and inspired by the story of Samson in the Book of Judges, Samson stars Taylor James in the titular role.

How far to go for Justice?

Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey in Death Wish.

The US is home to 125 million families, one in Four of them will become victims of a crime. What would you do if your family was next?
Bruce Willis is Dr. Paul Kersey, a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when it is rushed into his ER. His life comes to a jarring turn, when his wife and college-age daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul must embark on his own mission for justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel or a grim reaper.

Death Wish is directed by Eli Roth and is a remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson movie about a vigilante out for justice. The intense action-thriller is based on the novel by Brian Garfield, with the screenplay by Joe Carnahan. Death Wish stars; Golden Globe Award® winner Bruce Willis, Academy Award® nominee Elisabeth Shue, Vincent Phillip D’Onofrio and Kimberly Elise.

Black Panther applauded by patrons & Palace

One of the many gripping scenes from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.

Palace Amusement Company continues to reap sweet rewards from the phenomenally popular movie, Black Panther that Jamaicans are queuing in droves to see.
Now in its third big week, this Marvel Studios’ phenomenon, in keeping with growing demand island wide has resulted in Palace Amusement adding extra shows at all its cinemas, to satisfy it patrons who are eager to be a part of the film’s astounding appeal and drawing power.
According to a release from Palace its flagship Carib in Cross Roads, have moved to 6 shows daily up from 4, Palace Cineplex, Liguanea, has added daytime matinees on the weekend, in addition to 2 shows daily and in Montego Bay, Palace Cineplex will now have 4 shows daily up from 3. For show times check www.palaceamusement.com or see the press.
Palace reported a loss of $5.3 million in the December quarter from revenues of $233 million and a profit of $4 million for the six months period, from revenues of $493 million. By IC Insider.com computation the success of Black Panther should blast the December quarter’s numbers way out of the waters and well into the black and is likely to make 2018 the most successful year in the movie house’s history.
Palace Amusement Company is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and last traded at $560.