Focal Point Cinema (Hastings)
126 Heretaunga Street East
Contact Person: Evie Wilch (Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 06 871 5418
Screen: Three screens. 3D. 100+ sessions per week
Sound: Excellent 7.1 Surround Sound. A special feature is the specially designed infrasonic speakers fitted to all seats
Seating: Sloped, comfortable seats with good leg space
Snackbar: Fully licensed cafe with deli cabinet/blackboard/evening dining options
Accessibility: Lift to upstairs screens; good general access
This cinema went through a transition in 2013, transforming itself from its former role as a Readings multiplex, to a more unique and independent cinema. The renovations are impressive, with an upmarket cafe now in the foyer space which once was a TimeOut Zone.
The cinema is situated in an area of the Hastings CBD which could do with an overall rejuvenation, and Cinema Hastings has lead the way.
Matching the grand, art deco-influenced street frontage with its giant 'Cinema' sign, similar touches feature in the interior and have been accentuated in the renovations.