State Cinemas (Nelson)
91 Trafalgar Street
Contact Person: Mark Christensen, Manager 021 489 175
Phone: 03 548 3885
Screen: Nine screens, with 3D on three screens. DCI + 35mm
Sound: State-of-the-art systems, with great sound
Seating: Fixed, comfortable seating with some variation in smaller cinemas and recent upgrades
Snackbar: Liquor licence. Good snack bar. Restaurant/Cafe/Bar upstairs provides pre or post-cinema dining, and has a reputation for the best pizza in Nelson.
Accessibility: Good access, with lift to upstair screens
Nelson obviously prides itself on having such a grand cinema in town and such a range of contemporary film, and it does attract an educated, cosmopolitan audience--as well as family and child audiences. It is a very pleasant cinema to visit.
It also helps that it is run by Mark Christensen, who has had a long career in film exhibition in New Zealand and really knows how to provide for a wide range of film interests.
The State also has two adjuncts in Nelson and nearby Motueka. See also: State (Motueka) and Suter Cinema (Nelson). The latter is currently undergoing renovations (Jan 2016).