An area of Northbridge that feels like it’s been empty forever towards the corner of Lake and Roe Street is set to come alive this spring with the addition of a MASSIVE new venue – Planet Royale.
Situated in the old IMAX building across the road from the Winter Village, Planet Royale will feature no less than four different spaces all offering something different.
We were fortunate enough to get a little walk through of the space this week with owners Ray Strauss (Outback Jack’s) and Sasha Fagan (Neon Palms), Venue Manager George Gifford (Seasonal Brewing Co, The Moon) and Bar Manager Chris Tilley (The Moon, Lucky Chan’s), and were blown away by what we saw.
The bottom floor is home to two spaces: Barcadia, a massive array of retro arcade machines and one of the largest collections of pinball machines in Australia, and Pulp Kitchen, a burgers-and-shakes style diner you’re likely to find in a Tarantino film, filled with cinema posters and some very cool little surprises.
On the second floor you’ll find Major Tom’s, a bespoke cocktail bar honouring music legends with rock’n’roll-themed cocktails and a delicious array of craft beers and wines.
Finally after a drink at Tom’s you can wander into the expansive Royale Theatre, which will be home to all kinds of entertainment, from cabaret and burlesque shows to touring bands, drag stars, circus shows, movie screenings and more.
We can’t wait to experience the place in all its glory, which the public will be able to do when Planet Royale has its grand opening on August 20 (Facebook event HERE).
They’re understandably rather excited too, and have launched a huge competition to give away a 60-game Arcade Game Tall Table and more just for registering to attend opening night, Friday 20 August.