Win tickets to CHINATOWN at Palace Electric + What's On This Week

14th May, 2013

We've got tickets to give away this week to the classic CHINATOWN, screening this Sunday as part of Palace Electric's Vintage Electric programme of timeless films. But first, here's what on at the Film Group this week:


Iris (Emily Blunt) invites a friend to stay at her family's remote getaway after the death of his brother. Once there, he unexpectedly runs into Iris' troubled sister, which kicks off a revealing stretch of days in this critically acclaimed indie comedy.

• Fri 17 May @ 8 PM: BROKEN CITY followed by CRY OF THE CITY

In BROKEN CITY, a former New York City cop (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by the city's most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe).

Then, in the classic film noir CRY OF THE CITY, a New York City lieutenant walks a fine line between duty and sentiment when he is tasked with handling the case of a cop killer who also happens to be a childhood friend.

• Sat 18 May @ **7 PM**: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN followed by ARBITRAGE

In OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, a disgraced former Presidential guard (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House following a terrorist attack. Using his inside knowledge, he must rescue the President (Aaron Eckhart) from his kidnappers. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY).

Then, in ARBITRAGE, Richard Gere plays a troubled financial businessman who is desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire. But his life takes a turn for the worse when he makes a fatal mistake that threatens to derail everything he has achieved.


The Palace Electric cinema in NewActon are putting on a number of classic films every Sunday at 3 PM until September 29 as part of their eclectic new Vintage Electric programme.

With films from a whole range of genres -- including THE BIRDS, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and ROMAN HOLIDAY -- this is a chance to relive some old favourites on the big screen. Tickets are $8 for Palace Movie Club members and $10 for everyone else.

For more information, and to view the full programme, visit their website by clicking HERE.

Roman Polanski’s classic 1974 crime drama CHINATOWN is their offering for the week, and we’ve got two double passes to give away to the screening on Sunday 19 May at 3 PM. Starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, the film follows a private detective (Nicholson) investigating a run-of-the-mill adultery case, who stumbles onto a complex web of murder, incest and corruption.

For your chance to win, simply email us at with your name, membership number (located underneath the barcode on your card), contact number and your answer to the following question: ‘What did CHINATOWN win its only Academy Award for?’

Be sure to get in quick – this competition will close at 12 noon this Friday!