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Melbourne Special Events

Opening Night Event

Rosa's Wedding

Join us for the premiere of the uplifting new rom-com Rosa’s Wedding, featuring the superb Candela Peña. The Opening Night reception includes Spanish drinks and tapas on arrival followed by the film.

Palace Movie Club $38
General Admission $42

The Astor Theatre
Thursday 22 April
7:00pm arrivals for 7:30pm film
Doors open and service will commence at 7:00pm sharp
Catering by La Central Spanish Deli and Bodega

Q&A With Director Simon Palomares


The festival is delighted to welcome director Simon Palomares as special guest to present the Australian premiere screenings of Latigo.

Spanish-Australian Simon Palomares has been part of Australian comedy for three decades as a creator of The Melbourne Comedy Festival and has appeared in television series such as Acropolis NowNeighbours, and Australian Gangster.

General admission prices apply to Q&A sessions.

Palace Cinema Como
Friday 23 April
7.45pm film followed by Q&A
Q&A with Director moderated by film reviewer Zak Hepburn.

Argentinian Night

Heroic Losers

Join us for a glass of Malbec or a cocktail before the premiere screening of Argentina’s #1 smash hit comedy Heroic Losers.

Palace Movie Club $30
General Admission $35

Pentridge Cinema
Wednesday 28 April
7:00pm arrivals for 7:30pm film

Platinum Special Events


Experience Palace Platinum with wine and a tapas platter before the devil-may-care road trip Wishlist, starring screen icon Victoria Abril.

Movie Club Members $38
General Admission $42

The Spain Tourism Board proudly presents Wishlist.

Palace Cinema Como
Wednesday 5 May
7.15pm arrivals for 7.30pm film

Young At Heart Selection

Bye Bye Mr. Etxebeste!

Presented by FEROS CARE

Join us for a glass of Il Fiore sparkling, a sweet treat and popcorn before the screening of this sharp social satire about corruption, marriage and power in local politics, Bye Bye Mr. Etxebeste!

Palace Golden Movie Club $20.50
Seniors $26.50
General Admission $30.50

Feros Care

Palace Brighton Bay
Sunday 2 May
3.45pm arrivals for 4pm film

Palace Balwyn
Sunday 2 May
3.45pm arrivals for 4pm film

Please note: there are no afterparties this year and all event sessions have been priced accordingly. All sessions will start at the advertised session time so please arrive early to visit the bar before you take your seat. Sessions are staggered and seating is capped according to the restrictions in each city and events sell out in advance so book early to avoid disappointment. If a session reaches capacity another staggered session may be added. Be sure to follow the REGISTER FOR UPDATES link on the left so you don’t miss out on news about extra event sessions, encore screenings and other festival news.