Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Openair Cinema prepares for its second season


Openair Cinema prepares for its second season

The Openair Cinema at the Viaduct Harbour is coming back for a second season. The temporary movie theatre will operate on Te Wero Island from 13 January to 27 February 2005, which means it’s almost two weeks longer than last summer. There are at least 34 different movies – a real festival of cinematic work around the world. The movie line-up is at http://www.openair.co.nz and online-booking is now open.

The programme is again very broad, consisting of new releases like:

‘The Incredibles’, ‘I Robot’, ‘National Treasure’ and ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’; classics such as ‘Casablanca’, ‘North by Northwest’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’; and ‘evergreens’. Again the emphasis was put on showing New Zealand made films.

So we’ve chosen ‘Her Majesty’, directed by Mark J. Gordon as the opening movie and on 5 February we are showing ‘Spooked’, a new thriller shot in Auckland, directed by Geoff Murphy with Cliff Curtis. Before each of the NZ-made films, we are showing a short movie as a special treat, provided by the New Zealand Film Commission, to give a broader audience the opportunity to enjoy them on the big screen. There are again some outdoor-classics to be seen, like ‘Step into Liquid’ – one of the best surf-documentaries ever made; ‘Travelling Birds’ – a gem for all nature lovers; ‘Two Brothers’ – a story about two tiger cubs; and ‘Touching the Void’- a brilliantly made documentary about two blokes in a thrilling climbing accident.

Arthouse movies like the classic ‘Amélie’ and ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’, or music hits like ‘Buena Vista Social Club’, ‘The Commitments’, ‘Hair’ and ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown’, again offer some quality choices for cinema and music-lovers.

All seating is uncovered and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The flat seats are $12 and grandstand seats are $16 each. The ticket office and gates open at seven each night (starting 13 January 2005). Tickets may be purchased (no additional fees) online now at: http://www.openair.co.nz

The movie itself is just one part of the experience - the environment and scenery of the Viaduct Harbour creates the atmosphere for a very special event. Moviegoers can enjoy the sunset, food, exclusive wine and beer from Waiheke Island, soft drinks, coffee and ice cream. No BYO allowed at any times. As night falls the giant screen is inflated and an unforgettable movie-going experience begins.

The Viaduct Harbour is the ideal location, close to Britomart and many nearby car parks. It is an event for Aucklanders as well as tourists from all over the world. For more information please contact


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa

The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland