Recline and Unwind: NZ's Independent Cinema Experiences

The pink and black exterior of The Mayfair in Kaikoura.
Picture this, it’s Friday night, you’re settling into your favourite reclining lounger, a glass of wine in hand and the opening credits are beginning on the screen in front of you. Sure this situation could be in your living room at home but why not amp up the cosiness vibes and treat yourself to a trip to your local independent cinema.

Dead Video

Dead Video sign.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

If you’re wondering — did streaming kill the video star? — the answer is not quite, thanks to neat people like Evan at Dead Video.

The Court Theatre

Place Christchurch & Canterbury

There is something for everyone at The Court with shows ranging from comedy to musical, mystery to children’s theatre, improv to Māori and Pasifika plays.

The Arts Centre

The exterior of a building at the Christchurch Arts Centre.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A much-loved heritage hub for all things creative and cultural, Christchurch’s Arts Centre is a real jewel in the city’s crown.

Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch at night.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

The iconic Isaac Theatre Royal is so much more than just a theatre.

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