Built in 1915, The Hollywood Cinema is one of the oldest cinemas in New Zealand. Recent renovations and upgrades to sound and picture presentation have now established it as the only cinema capable of regularly screening reel-to-reel 35mm film projection alongside the latest in digital projection.
“While the 2017 programme won’t feature any 35mm prints, we’re excited at the opportunity this new venue presents to expand the availability of the programme outside the CBD and its immediate environs,” says NZIFF director Bill Gosden.
“The Hollywood aims to be a haven for film and music lovers of Auckland, preserving the cinema-going experience and provide inspiration, education and a community-building space for locals. The theatre has also seen some of NZ's finest musical talent play in its hallowed chamber including Tiny Ruins, Lawrence Arabia, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid and Jean-Paul Sartre Experience. We’re thrilled to introduce NZIFF to The Hollywood experience.” says Matt Timpson, The Hollywood owner
The venue is one of eight across Auckland that will screen NZIFF films from 20 July to 6 August. The Hollywood Cinema is joined by the ASB Waterfront Theatre as a new venue in this year’s NZIFF. Cinemas at Manukau and Westgate are also returning to NZIFF for 2017.