Hoyts Mid-City

13-27 Manners Street,
Te Aro,
Wellington 6011

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Cinemas

Previous Names: Mid-City Cinema Centre

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Located in the Te Aro district of the city centre. Built on the site of the Regent Theatre. The Mid-City Cinema Centre was opened as a 3-screen cinema in 1987 with seating for 1,261. Cinema 1 had 414-seats, Cinema 2 had 404-seats and Cinema 3 had 443-seats. Two more screens with seating for 123 & 74 were added when it was taken over by Hoyts Cinemas. It was closed in 2007.

The site has been redeveloped into Conservation House(Nokia House), the headquarters of the Department of Conservation.

Contributed by David Coppock

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ABCDE on July 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The Midcity Cinema Centre was opened by Amalgamated Theatres in 1987 as a replacement of their four older theatres (Kings, Plaza, Lido & Cinerama). The main opening film was ‘The Mission". All 3 screens seated about 450 and were of good design. However it was on the 3rd floor of an office building and there were escalators and passage ways to get up to it. In 1992 two more cinemas were added (120 & 60) and featured behind screen projection. These were on a lower level and were separately promoted as 'art house’ type cinemas. Hoyts suddenly closed these cinemas in 2007 without any prior warning and centered their Wellington operation on their 5 screen Regent on Manners

davidcoppock on August 5, 2018 at 11:56 pm

I assume there was a lift or lifts to get up to the cinemas too?

davidcoppock on August 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

Opened on 14/4/1982 with 3 screens(1170 seats). Later 5 screens(1104 seats) Closed on 19/8/2009.

davidcoppock on August 7, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Built on the site of the demolished Regent Theatre. Rebuilt and opened as Regent 3, and renamed Hoyts 5 in 1995, and then Hoyts Wellington and hoyts Mid-City and then Regent on Manners.

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