Canberra is well
served by quality theatres and cinemas. There are six main cinema centres in Canberra showing
all the latest movies. The Palace Cinemas are located in the Acton precinct
with cafés, restaurants, bars and a very hip vibe. The jewel in Canberra’s
cinema crown is the National Film and Sound Archive, home to the Art Deco style
Arc Cinema and the Canberra International Film Festival every year in November.
The Canberra Theatre
Centre and Royal Theatre are centrally located in Civic, along with the National
Convention Centre, all featuring a full program of overseas and Australian
artists and productions. Canberra Rep produces classic stage plays as well as
contemporary offerings. For the avant-garde, check out the program at the Street
Theatre featuring music, cabaret, comedy, drama and everything in between –
some very creative stuff and you can have a meal there as well.