Cinema Details

Light House Cuba (Wellington City)

Contact Details
29 Wigan Street (off Cuba Street)
Te Aro

Contact Person: Harriet Prebble, 021 045 0460
Phone: 04 385 3337 (press ‘0’ for a human voice)


Capacity: 74 + 55 + 34
Screen: Three, fully digital. 3D on two screens
Sound: Topgrade 7.1 system
Seating: couch seating, with cushions
Snackbar: full cafe, with cabinet food (via Light House Petone). Rush Munro’s ice cream. A super coffee machine too.
Accessibility: good street access but nearby parking could be a problem
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Geoff's Review
See also LIGHT HOUSE PETONE and LIGHT HOUSE PAUATAHANUI "The Best Little Art House Cinemas in the Best Little Capital in the World'

The latest addition to the Light House chain (opened in late 2012, the Light House Cuba is found in a little dog-leg street which runs between Vivian Street and Abel Smith Street in central Wellington. Across the street from the rather charming Havana Bar, this cinema provides for urban, discerning film-goers (Hanecke's demanding film 'Amour' was attracting good audiences when I visited in February 2013 and 'Detroit' in November 2017).
It is housed in a building with inner-city cred (formerly a stables, then a motor mechanics), and close by the rather raffish but increasingly trendy Cuba Street precinct. Does not feature festivals but has a wide range of art house films, with innovative concessions, to attract both a younger crowd eg Student Thursday, where $11.50 buys you a ticket and a free hot drink, Treat Yourself Tuesday and Senior Wednesday ($11.50).
The Light House Cuba does not advertise widely, depending on word-of-mouth to build a loyal patronage--as well as employing a young and enthusiastic staff.
Two special features are the 'Film Quiz' slides which precede the film, for those know-it-alls amongst us, and the ability to book seats on-line (and pay for them when you arrive).
A lovely foyer and interesting information posted on the walls.
Highly recommended.