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

 


NZ Houses Biggest Cinema Screen In The World

Media release

New Zealand Officially Houses Biggest Cinema Screen In The World

28 March, 2007

Guinness World RecordsTM has confirmed Auckland is home to the world’s largest multiplex screen, at Hoyts’ new Sylvia Park complex.

The gigantic screen, in Hoyts’ largest cinema, Cinemaxx, stands at 30.6 metres wide. The technical category for the Guinness World RecordTM is: World’s Largest Permanent 35mm Cinema Screen.

“Given there are some 35,000 screens in America alone, and well over 50,000 around the world, this is an amazing achievement for New Zealand and continues to reinforce the tremendous passion New Zealand has for film and cinema entertainment” says CEO of Hoyts, Stuart McInnes.

The screen took 20 people to install and is powered by a newly developed German projector and lense combination, with an 8000-watt refrigerant cooled lamp to project images onto its massive surface.

“We are absolutely thrilled we’re able to give Kiwis the opportunity to watch movies on the world’s biggest multiplex screen, right here in Auckland,” he says.

Hoyts wanted to create the biggest screen in the world after installing a 23.5 metre wide screen in its Riccarton complex in Christchurch, which opened in 2005.

“At the time it was the largest screen in the country and Cantabrians just loved it, from the day it opened. We wanted to do something really special with Sylvia Park so began research into whether we could install the world’s largest screen at the new Auckland complex.

“We’re over the moon that we have achieved this feat and believe this is something New Zealanders can be truly proud of,” he says.

The first film to be shown on the giant screen will be the premiere of the New Zealand film, Black Sheep. This will be followed by the new Rowan Atkinson Bean film, Mr Bean’s Holiday, as well as some of the greatest blockbusters ever from Spiderman 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Shrek The Third, Oceans 13, the latest Harry Potter film, as well as Transformers and the Simpsons Movie. Visa Entertainment is the sponsor of Cinemaxx, the biggest screen in the world.

Hoyts Sylvia Park opens to the public on Thursday March 29.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news