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Art Deco cinemas in NZ

Terry Moyle has produced a new book Art Deco in New Zealand (New Holland Publishing, 2016) which includes lovely images of cinemas such as The Regent in Pahiatua and the now-closed King’s Theatre in Kawakawa. He has also published a

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‘Silver screeners: the generation helping cinemas blossom’ The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2016/sep/23/silver-screeners-the-generation-helping-cinema-blossom?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Film+Today+-+automated+vB+curation&utm_term=191792&subid=18609636&CMP=ema_861a

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Upgrade for The Majestic Theatre, Taihape

One of the oldest cinemas in NZ (celebrating 100 years in 2017), The Majestic will have digital cinema installed by the end of 2016, following a successful fundraising campaign.

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A History of NZ Cinemas: Wayne Brittenden

A 50 minute radio special which was first broadcast on RNZ Concert on Sunday July 31 2016. Wayne draws on his 2008 book The Celluloid Circus, for a detailed and fascinating history of cinemas and film-going in New Zealand, from

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A great cinema experience: Secret Cinema (UK)

U.K.’s Secret Cinema Draws Audiences With Immersive Events for Classic Films

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Digital filmmaking provides new opportunities (from The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2016/jul/07/how-digital-technology-saved-a-dying-medium?CMP=share_btn_fb

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‘Ignored by youth-obsessed Hollywood, older audiences flock to indie films’ The Guardian 2/7/16

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/02/youth-focused-blockbusters-older-audiences-independent-films-arthouses?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Film+Today+-+automated+vB+curation&utm_term=180296&subid=18609636&CMP=ema_861a

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Are superhero movies ruinng the movies? A discussion from Indiewire

http://www.indiewire.com/article/superhero-movies-captain-america-civil-war-box-office-franchise

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The Dome Cinema in Gisborne is #2 for ‘The Best Dine-in Theaters in the World’

http://www.jetsetter.com/feature/best-dine-in-theaters?nm=magazine

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MYCINEMA initiative

A welcome initiative by independent cinemas in NZ; firstly promoting the release of Taika Waititi’s new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople http://www.screenz.co.nz/nzmpea-launches-my-cinema-circuit/

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