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Melbourne Is Getting A New Shopping Centre And It's Scary!

Palace Cinemas is going to open a 15-screen movie theatre at the former site of Pentridge Prison.

The theatre will sit within a two storey shopping centre in the northern part of the Coburg site.

The deal has been announced by Pentridge north developer Shayher Group, represents a major business commitment to the site, which has been beset by problems.

Spokesman Anthony Got said the cinema would be vital to the success of the Pentridge project.

“Our vision for Pentridge is to create a vibrant, well-designed urban village that breathes new life into this historical asset,” he said.

“We want to celebrate and retain the rich historical elements of Pentridge by creating an authentic place that Melbourne’s arts, community, cultural and boutique business groups want to be associated with.”

The cinema will not open until mid-2019, provided there are no further delays at the site.

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