Tag Archives: Cinema

Embassy Theatre

I don’t want to over-sell the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, but I think it may be the best cinema in the world. Certainly, at least according to my own criteria, it’s the best cinema I’ve ever been to. If I’m honest, … Continue reading

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BFI Southbank

The BFI at Southbank is more than just a cinema – it’s an archive and repository for film information, fronted by a reasonable restaurant and containing a second bar-cum-cafe deeper into the complex. I’ve spent many happy hours browsing their … Continue reading

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Penthouse Cinema

  When I was a kid the cinema scene in Wellington was richer than I knew. There was one “multiplex”, the Hoyts Midcity complex, the Regent Theatre which became Hoyts Manners Mall, the Embassy which was something of a ruin, … Continue reading

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Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Cinemas portray themselves as “Independent”, which probably has some really compelling meaning in terms of non-connexion to any particular studio, but in practice they feel like a classy chain rather than true independents – a bit like the Curzon … Continue reading

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Roxy

The Roxy is Wellington’s newest small cinema. It’s in Miramar and it’s connected to Weta Workshop in some way that’s mostly a rumour to me. As the latecomer, it’s got all the advantages of learning what works from the other … Continue reading

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Curzon Soho

The Curzon is perched on the edge of the cinema district, adjacent to Chinatown. I tend to get there or get home via a walk through the city within a city. It was the first cinema I’d walked into in … Continue reading

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Cinemas I Like

I spend as much time in cinemas as I can. I’m happy to watch a film on my phone, but there is a magic to going into the darkened room and being totally submerged in the experience of the story. … Continue reading

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