The last exhibitor, the late Cecil Horan, operated the Palace for five and a half years prior to closure, screening quality programmes. With eye-catching daily press advertisements, Cecil attracted patrons to the Palace and created a friendly family cinema. He always had a policy of shaking patrons' hands and saying goodnight at the conclusion of every session and encouraged patrons to let him know if they wished to see a particular film.
Cecil unfortunately was unable to save the Palace from closure and the final screening was held on Saturday the 12th October, 1960 showing Alfred Hitchcock's - "Shadow of a doubt" also Deanna Durbin in "His Butler's Sister". After the cinema was closed, the building was converted into an electrical storeroom - Buckley Bros Electrical Showroom. The building was demolished during December, 1998.
Source (text): Sharp, Barry. "A Pictorial history of Sydney's suburban cinemas". Vol 1. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Barry Sharp, 1982. p. 129-130.