Academy Twin Cinema closes tonight after it's operators, Palace Cinemas, failed to reach agreement for a new lease with the landlord, the Greek Orthodox Community of Sydney. I've been attending screenings there since it opened in 1974. I have vague memories from my childhood of attending screenings in a smoke filled cinema that occupied the same site many years before. It's a pity that the cinema is closing as it has screened many fine films mostly, but not exclusively, foreign language that the mainstream cinema outlets would never offer. Thankfully, Palace will continue to operate the nearby Verona and Chauvel cinemas. We marked the final day by seeing 'The Secret in their Eyes' this morning.