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New Albany Cinema Brings Movie Magic To The Shore

15 APRIL, 2008

New Albany Cinema Brings Movie Magic To The Shore

The North Shore’s newest multiplex opens on April 24, providing locals with a state-of-the-art, luxurious movie-going experience at SKYCITY Cinemas.

Intimate surroundings, unbelievable comfort and a big-screen movie experience: it’s the perfect cinema combination, and for the people of Auckland’s North Shore its conveniently close to home.

The brilliant location in the heart of Westfield Albany and facilities of SKYCITY Cinemas’ Albany means there is something for all of the family – from the 10 state-of-the art cinema screens including the North Shore’s first 3D digital cinema system and luxurious Gold Class cinema, to the function and children’s party rooms and Time Out games area, and the licensed bar. 

The 3D system delivers crystal-clear, realistic three-dimensional images that put the viewer in the heart of the action. The timing couldn’t be better as SKYCITY Cinemas Albany opens with two eagerly-awaited 3D blockbusters: U23D, a concert film of the world’s biggest band performing live during their Vertigo tour, and the exclusive Auckland return season of Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds.

SKYCITY Cinemas General Manager, Matthew Liebmann says: “3D films create an amazing story-telling experience - the images are so realistic you’ll want to reach out and touch them. North Shore cinema-goers deserve that kind of technology, and the kind of luxury that only Gold Class provides.”

Every seat is literally best-in-house at the North Shore’s first Gold Class cinemas, with two dedicated auditoria with 70 seats in total and a dedicated Gold Class lounge. The full-sized auditoria boast wall-to-wall screens and state-of-the-art digital sound, giving guests a big-screen experience from the comfort of plush, fully reclining armchairs, along with a personal wait-service call button for food and beverage.  

Enjoy beautiful views over the Albany Lakes and civic park from the exclusive Gold Class lounge. With great indoor and outdoor seating, the lounge is the perfect place to meet friends for pre and post-movie drinks and nibbles. Designed with multi-purpose use in mind, the Gold Class venue can also be booked for private events from birthday parties to corporate functions - with or without a movie.

About SKYCITY Cinemas Albany at Westfield Albany

Opens Thursday, April 24, 2008
Purchase movie tickets in cinema, online through the SKYCITY Cinemas website via the call centre on 302 0002.

Eight mainstream cinema auditoria, including a 364-seat mega-screen with a screen measuring 20.45m by 8.70m.
3D digital cinema system
Two Gold Class auditoria, 70 seats in total, and exclusive Gold Class Lounge.
Combined capacity of 1,836 seats.
Two function rooms and a kids’ birthday party room.
An indoor / outdoor licensed bar area.
A Media Wall, showcasing the latest trailers on a 70” screen, surrounded by 12 digital screens displaying e-posters of current and coming films.
Interactive kiosks to purchase or collect tickets (to be installed soon after launch).

Free undercover parking


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