Gold Class Cinemas: Sell-Out Valentines Sessions
14 February 2006
Media Release for Immediate Publication
Romance is in the Air
Gold Class Cinemas Report Sell-Out Sessions for Valentines Day
All of this evening’s movie sessions at the new Gold Class cinemas (at Village SKYCITY Cinemas Queen Street) are sold out for Valentines Day.
CEO Village SKYCITY Cinemas, Joe Moodabe, says the sessions were sold out early this morning for the special day.
“The luxury Gold Class cinema experience is perfect for an intimate occasion such as Valentine’s Day where couples can wine and dine while enjoying a movie with their loved one,” says Mr Moodabe.
Movies showing tonight at Gold Class cinemas include the exclusive advance screening of New Zealand film No.2 (Directed by Toa Fraser) and winner of the International Peoples Choice award for Best Drama at Sundance Film Festival 2006. Also with critical acclaim is the biopic about the life and love of music legend Johnny Cash Walk the Line starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Gold Class cinemas located at Village SKYCITY Cinemas Queen Street, offer two Gold Class auditoria, one with 30 seats and one with 40 seats, complete with full-sized movie screens, waiters and a fully licensed bar with two exclusive lounge areas. Tickets cost $25 through to $35 each (depending on the day of the week and session time) with special group or corporate rates.
Complete with sweeping wall-to-wall screens and superb state-of-the-art digital surround sound, Gold Class is more like relaxing in the comfort of your own private luxury theatre. Electrically operated, fully reclining armchairs arranged in pairs, complete with footrests, personal tables enable patrons to be waited on hand and foot.
“The Gold Class experience is unlike anything else currently offered in New Zealand and is one of the most exciting developments in the New Zealand cinema industry for a long time,” says Mr Moodabe.
The Gold Class screens at Village SKYCITY Cinemas in Queen Street are the first to offer the Gold Class luxury cinema experience. The next to offer the Gold Class touch – also on two screens – will be Village SKYCITY Cinema’s soon-to-be-completed, nine-screen complex at Queensgate Mall in Lower Hutt, Wellington (planned to open mid year 2006).
Village SKYCITY Cinemas are located in Hamilton and Auckland (Broadway Newmarket, Highland Park Pakuranga, Manukau, West City Henderson, Westgate, St Lukes and Queen Street – Auckland City). Recently, Village SKYCITY Cinemas purchased the operational management of the historic Embassy Theatre in Wellington.
In addition, Village SKYCITY Cinemas’ plans are well under way for two new complexes to be completed in conjunction with Westfield this year: a six-screen complex at Westfield Chartwell Mall in Hamilton and the previously-mentioned nine-screen complex at Westfield Queensgate Mall in Lower Hutt. Village SKYCITY Cinemas is a joint venture between Village Roadshow and SKYCITY Leisure.