They say the cinema industry is dying. It is predicted that in a couple year times, cinemas will just be relics as everyone moves to watching movies online and through the TVs. This personally appals me. Where else but a cinema can you go see a movie on a giant screen, with surround sound, popcorn and a coke and some of the most comfortable seats. However, going to the local Birch Carroll & Coyle cinema or EVENT cinema as it has now been rebranded is not exactly an amazing cinema experience. First there are those sticky floors, stale popcorn and assigned seating. EVENT, now with new management is slowly making its way to being a more acceptable cinema experience.
However for those that want a quality movie with a quality cinema experience, I suggest they check out the Palace Cinemas. In Brisbane we have two, one in the Valley and the other at the Barracks in the City. The Barracks in the city is the newer of the two and it offers an amazing experience.
It does not have all the latest cinema epics, instead favouring those movies that are of good quality. Rather than presenting a movie like Fast Five, they chose the lesser-known Hanna. These choices present to the public movies that cannot be found in the bigger venues, but movies that are worth the watch.
The staff are friendly and professional. They present themselves well, and do not make you feel that you are going to a dodgy cinema. Naturally they have popcorn and all other manner of chocolate and sweets. However they also offer alcohol, adults can chose from a selection of wines, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages.