Alice Cinemas, Christchurch
Alice in Videoland, cnr High Street & Tuam Street
Contact Person: Jeremy Stewart (owner) at : firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone bookings 03 365 0615
Phone: 03 365 0615
Screen: Two screens, DCP
Snackbar: Great range of superior snacks from ticketbox. Fully licensed and a shiny big coffee machine.
Accessibility: Good access at ground level (and general access to Christchurch CBD is improving)
A second 36-seater screen opened in October 2017, featuring a Lewis Carroll-inspired theme. Alice in Videoland is transitioning more towards a cinema venue than a DVD store (as signaled by Jeremy in "The Reel People of New Zealand" documentary) but you can still enjoy film on both big and smaller screens.
This is a great addition, especially as the 2011 earthquake destroyed most cinema screens (32 in total) in Christchurch. It was rightly awarded the Independent Cinema of the Year title, in the flicks.co.nz 2015 poll. Offers specials on weeknights and also screens classic movies on Friday nights and weekends.
Next door is the wonderfully eclectic C1 Expresso Cafe. Recent developments for Alice include the construction of a new cinema in the suburb of Woolston, as part of The Tannery entertainment centre (see DeLuxe Cinemas, Woolston).
Cinema-going is returning, in strength, to Christchurch! A new Hoyts multiplex in the CBD is also under construction.
Alice Cinemas is best approached via Tuam Street, where there is ample parking with so few competing businesses nearby. More difficult to find at night (with continually changing traffic lay-outs) but you will find it.