Venue Information

Hoyts Northlands and Hoyts Riccarton are both venues for NZIFF in Christchurch.

Find out more about these venues and other general information below:

Festival venue addresses

Festival Venue 


Hoyts Northlands

Main North Road, Northlands Shopping Centre, Papanui,
Ph: 0508 4 HOYTS (446 987)


Hoyts Riccarton

31 Rotherham St, Riccarton, Ph: 0508 4 HOYTS (446 987)

Wheelchair Access/Hearing Impaired/Special Requirements

Please advise the ticket seller when purchasing your tickets if you have difficulty with stairs, or have any special requirements. Due to the earthquakes the lift at HOYTS NORTHLANDS is currently being repaierd. We do, however, have a chairlift that takes a single wheelchair. Please advise in advanca if you require the chairlift.

Car parking

Free parking is available. Parking for Northlands Cinemas access is through the adkacent carparking building off Sissions Drive.

Arrive Early

There are no advertising films or trailers at the Film Festival. We reserve the right to ask latecomers to wait until the conclusion of any speeches or short films before they are seated. Session starting times will not be delayed in deference to late arrivals. Please ensure mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Any video recording is strictly prohibited.

If collecting tickets prior to a screening, please allow additional time in case there are queues.

Programme Changes

We reluctantly reserve the right to change the schedule by amending dates or replacing films. From Thursday 1 August confirmation of daily session times can be made by phoning the cinema. Any necessary changes will be advertised at Festival venues, in the Festival daily newspaper advertising and here on the Festival's website,