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Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’.
Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’.
Tom Holland and Zendaya in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.
Tom Holland and Zendaya in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.
Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet in ‘Sing 2’.
Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet in ‘Sing 2’.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their iconic roles as Trinity and Neo in ‘The Matrix Resurrections’.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their iconic roles as Trinity and Neo in ‘The Matrix Resurrections’.
Ralph Fiennes as the Duke of Oxford in ‘The King’s Man’.
Ralph Fiennes as the Duke of Oxford in ‘The King’s Man’.

Nightmare Alley

If you displease the right people, the world closes in on you very very fast

From Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro comes this neo-noir psychological thriller with a star-studded cast including Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett and Mary Steenburgen, Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe and David Strathairn, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins and Ron Perlman.

The movie is based on the novel Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham.

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a travelling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan

Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper.

Blockbusters Continuing

Spideer-Man: No Way Home

Situation spiralling out of control

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk.

Directed by: Jon Watts

Written by: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Produced by: Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.

Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, JoAnn Perritano, Rachel O’Connor, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei.

The King’s Man

How it all began … this is going to be fun

Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man. The comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Produced by: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling

Cast: Academy Award winner Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Oscar nominee, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.

Sing 2

Where will your dreams take you?

Buster (Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

Buster stars along with his cast – harried mother pig Rosita (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), porcine provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll) – and ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).

Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning film-maker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut, music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.

Produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humour and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.

The Matrix Resurrections

This is the moment to show us what is real

Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.

Original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

Also starring are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others.

Lana Wachowski directs from a screenplay by Wachowski, David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon, based on characters created by the Wachowskis.


It’s always someone you know

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.

Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley) return to their iconic roles in Scream.

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett

Written by: James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick

Based on characters created by Kevin Williamson.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission

The biggest mission in hiroaka’s history

A mysterious organisation known as Humarise threatens to wipe out all superhuman powers by releasing toxic Trigger Bombs all around the world.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is the third instalment of the original release in 2018 and the second in 2019, both of which earned record box office intake in Japan and gained international acclaim in North, South and Central America, Europe and Asia. The film is based on My Hero Academia, commonly know in Japan as ‘hiroaka’, a highly successful Japanese superhero comic series written and illustrated by KōheiHorikoshi.

Directed by: Kenji Nagasaki, KôheiHorikoshi (original manga) Screenplay by: Yosuke Kuroda.

Cast: Daiki Yamashita (voice), Nobuhiko Okamoto (voice) and YûkiKaji (voice).

Safety is a responsibility we all share – see you at the movies!

Our cinemas are open for your entertainment – Carib 5 in Cross Roads, Sunshine Palace, Portmore, Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay and the New Kingston Drive-In.

As restrictions change, we adjust our showtimes so as to be able to remain open while adhering to the current curfews.

Our staff is trained to do temperature checks and assist patrons with sanitising as they enter the cinemas.

Once inside our cinemas, masks are mandatory.

Patrons are required to wear masks properly fitted over the nose and mouth and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession.

Sanitisation stations are available at convenient points throughout.

All cinemas have regulated one-way entrances and exits and specified cross-aisle traffic.

Our air conditioning systems, installed with the specified MERV-13 air filters, have been regulated to bring in maximum fresh air.

Thorough cleaning and sanitisation is done to ensure a safe and relaxed atmosphere for all.

Thanks again, and PLEASE remember to observe all government protocols so that we all can survive this devastating period.


Schedules are subject to change. For details on your cinema of choice, half-off specials and any other tidbits, check us out in this space, on social media (FB, IG Twitter – insert symbols)@palacemovies or at www.palaceamusement.com

Please note: At all cinemas, the box office opens daily at noon.