Palace temporarily discontinues late shows at Portmore cinema amid SOE
Palace Amusement has announced a discontinuation of late shows at its St Catherine cinema, amid a state of public emergency in the parish.
With the SOE now in place, Sunshine Palace will only show movies at 6 pm on weekdays, as well as daytime and early afternoon matinees on the weekend. This will continue until the SOE is lifted or the authorities relax closing times for businesses.
Late shows at Sunshine Palace in Portmore were previously scheduled to start at 8 pm and 11 pm.
In the meantime, all advance tickets purchased for late shows at the Portmore location will be honoured by refund, or reissue at the Box Office which opens at noon daily, Palace Amusement said.
In addition, Palace Amusement said it will offer 50% for 6 pm viewings on Mondays and Tuesdays for Portmore patrons.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Thursday announced states of public emergency in St Catherine and Clarendon to address the spiralling crime in those parishes.
It will last initially for 14 days.
This is the third state of public emergency to be announced in the past six months.
Existing states of public emergency now include St Catherine North, Westmoreland, Hanover, St James, Clarendon and St Catherine.
Palace Amusement, which also operates a cinema in Montego Bay, had briefly discontinued late shows at its Palace Multiplex location when the SOE was first declared in St James in January 2018.
Opening hours for businesses in St James were later relaxed, with Palace Amusement showing movies up until 11 pm.
Palace Amusement opened its doors to moviegoers in St Catherine last July.
The four-screen Sunshine Palace facility boasts auditoriums with lounge chairs, silver screens, and the latest in digital laser technology.