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New 10-Screen Cinema To Open 24 April In Albany

New 10-Screen Cinema To Open 24 April In Albany

The North Shore’s newest cinema multiplex opens at Westfield Albany on April 24, providing locals with a state-of-the-art cinema experience they previously had to cross the Harbour Bridge for.

To celebrate the opening, SKYCITY Cinemas at Westfield Albany will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 27 featuring giveaways for the children, and entertainers including The Funky Monkeys, Magical Michael and a themed pirate show.

In addition to the 10 screens, including a 364-seat mega-screen, the complex delivers two firsts for the North Shore – its first premium Gold Class cinema as well as its first 3D digital cinema system. Expanding on the traditional cinema experience, the Albany complex also boasts a licensed bar, function and party rooms, as well as a Time Out interactive games area.

SKYCITY Cinemas General Manager, Matthew Liebmann, says the complex is set to become a vibrant local entertainment hub for the North Shore.

“In addition to being the ultimate destination for seeing Hollywood’s blockbusters, it is the ideal venue for children’s birthday parties through to business conferences and product launches.”

“It will provide the very latest in cinema-going comfort, customer service and technology and reinforces why the biggest, most magical way to watch a movie is at the cinema.”

The eight mainstream auditoria will offer luxurious extra-wide seating with double-arm rests, generous legroom and stadium seating to give movie-goers unparalleled comfort. The latest in high-tech projection, sound and screens will allow people to immerse themselves in the movies like never before.

  • SKYCITY Cinemas Albany at Westfield Albany

  • Opens Thursday, April 24, 2008

  • Purchase movie tickets in cinema, online through the SKYCITY Cinemas website www.skycitycinemas.co.nzor via the call centre on 302 0002.

Facilities

  • 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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