Artist's impression of Palace Champ Street.
Palace Cinemas is set to open a 15 screen cinema complex on the site of the former Pentridge Prison in Coburg, Melbourne.
The cinema, temporarily named Palace Champ Street, forms part of a large-scale redevelopment of the prison site by the Shayher Group.
The cinema will sit within a 3,650 square metre boutique retail precinct, alongside a hotel, apartments and offices. However, it will not be located within an existing heritage building.
“My family’s vision for Palace Champ Street is to create a warm, vibrant, film, arts, and hospitality hub, which will unite cinema lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds,” said Palace Cinemas CEO Benjamin Zeccola in a statement.
Palace Champ Street is expected to open in mid-2019.