Raine’s parade brings cinema back to city
THE ribbon will be cut on stage one of the $200 million Raine Square redevelopment tomorrow, hailing the return of cinema to the CBD after five years.
The retail, dining and entertainment precinct opens its doors at 8am tomorrow, with Palace Raine Square Cinemas following suit on Tuesday.
Palace Cinemas chief executive Benjamin Zeccola said the venue, on the top level, aimed to provide a high-end movie experience.
“The main difference between this and what is already available in Perth is that from the layout of the space to the quality of the seating and the selection of our wine and craft beer lists, it all comes down to one thing: we believe customers in Perth are clever, sophisticated adults,” Mr Zeccola said.
Drinking is permitted inside each of the 13 cinemas — nine traditional and four smaller boutique spaces catering for up to 26 people a time.
Tickets to all movies are $10 until Sunday, served with oliveoil popcorn and $5 prosecco.
Accessible directly from Perth Underground train station, the first stage of Raine Square features 18 dining venues including Michelin-starred dim sum chain Tim Ho Wan.
After starting life as a food stall at the Fremantle BeerFest two years ago, burger bar Greenhorns finds also finds a permanent home at the centre.
“We will be serving up only the best handmade dishes, like Baja fish tacos, truffle mushroom burgers, and our famous mac and cheese croquettes, which promote local fresh WA produce,” co-owner Scott Simpson said.
Locked in: Greenhorns owners Ian Fletcher and Scott Simpson