The palace cinema Broadstairs In 1986 and again in 2006, it changed hands, each time refurbished and kept up-to-date with the latest cinema technology. The film programme has always offered something for locals and visitors, including weekly film screenings selected by Thanet Film Society. In 2006, by then with 111 seats, it became the Palace Cinema. New owners Colin Jay and Sean Mills fitted it out with the highest quality digital projection, surround sound and large screen. For a few years it was also home to an illuminated cinema organ.