Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


New Multiplex Cinema – Hamilton

23 December 2004

Village SKYCITY Cinemas To Develop New Multiplex Cinema At Westfield Chartwell – Hamilton

Village SKYCITY Cinemas today announced details to open a new multiplex cinema at Westfield Chartwell in Hamilton as part of a major redevelopment of the shopping complex, scheduled to commence next year.

The new developments will revolutionise the community’s choices in world-class entertainment, food, fashion and fun and are expected to open in 2006.

The new six-screen Village SKYCITY Cinemas complex in Hamilton will comprise seating capacity of 1380 seats, with five mainstream auditoria, a Mega-Screen (large screen and cinema) and an interactive games area.

Joe Moodabe, Chief Executive, Village SKYCITY Cinemas, says the incorporation of Village SKYCITY cinemas with Westfield shopping centres is a highly successful combination. “The combination of cinemas in leading retail destinations offers many complementary entertainment options under one roof. This has proven itself at our flagship complex at Westfield St Lukes in Auckland.

“It’s also a welcome addition for parents wanting to get some retail or grocery shopping done peacefully with the knowledge that their children are safely entertained for a couple of hours watching a movie,” he says.

In addition to the Chartwell redevelopment, Westfield and Village SKYCITY Cinemas have recently finalised agreements to develop cinemas at the planned Westfield Albany Town Centre (north Auckland), Westfield’s Queensgate redevelopment in Wellington and at Westfield Manukau City in Auckland in 2005 and 2006 respectively

The new Village SKYCITY Cinemas, developed in conjunction with Westfield retail and leisure destinations, offer the latest technology in projection, sound, screens and comfort levels with stadium seating and deluxe seats. In addition movie-goers will experience unique new entertainment options with the large format Mega-Screen which will screen all the blockbuster and special event movies.

The luxurious and exclusive option of Gold Class cinemas will also be offered for Hamilton movie-goers in a second phase of cinema development for the Waikato region.

An extensive revamp of the existing Village SKYCITY Centreplace cinema complex is being planned and will include Gold Class cinemas which will commence after the completion of the new Westfield Chartwell multiplex (in 2006).

The Gold Class Cinema experience is unique to Village SKYCITY Cinemas internationally. Dedicated boutique auditoria have electronic reclining armchairs, footrests, personal tables complete with beverage holder and wine cooler, a diverse, high quality food and beverage menu and fully licensed bar with waiting staff on call to provide service direct to your seat as you watch the movie.

Village SKYCITY Cinemas are currently located in Hamilton and Auckland (Broadway Newmarket, Highland Park Pakuranga, Manukau City, WestCity Henderson, Westgate, St Lukes and Queen Street – Auckland City). Village SKYCITY Cinemas is a joint venture between Village Roadshow and SKYCITY Leisure. SKYCITY Leisure is now fully owned by SKYCITY Entertainment Group.

Westfield anticipates that construction on the redeveloped Chartwell retail and entertainment destination will commence in mid 2005 and it will be open for trade in the second half of 2006.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news