Cinema Paradiso

  • When:Mon-Sun, check website for flicks
  • Where:164 James St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 1771
  • Web:www.lunapalace.com.au
  • Good for:international flicks and Film Festivals.

Cinema Paradiso has been a Northbridge fixture for as long as I can remember. It’s another cinema outlet that’s part of the much cherished Luna empire that’s spread across the city, and it specialises in showcasing quality arthouse, independent and foreign films with a distinct European flavour. You’ll find the best of the mainstream flicks screened here at times, but most importantly it plays host to many of the international film festivals that tour Perth – quality, foreign films that we wouldn’t otherwise have the pleasure of being introduced to. The foyer bar stocks some great local drops, and it feels oh so grown up to take your glass of wine in with you and seat yourself on their velvet cinema chairs. Don’t come here if you’re after  mainstream American rom-coms, but if you want to see a flick that’ll both surprise and delight, and push you out of your cinematic comfort zone – and you don’t mind subtitles – then Cinema Paradiso is the place.