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# 18886 28-Jan-2008 13:39
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I went and saw the movie 'Sweeney Todd' at the movies yesterday. And this cinema put the ones I go to back home to shame.
The audio quality was insane. One of the ones I usually go to seems to have gone to stereo sound only...
The seats...they were nice and big, and you could raise the arm rests! and they were set out in such a way that the Tony Hughes infront of you wouldn't block the screen at all.
The video quality was just better. No blurryness or misalignment at all.
They also had a greater selection.

It was actually worth the $14. Never had that before.

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  # 107177 28-Jan-2008 13:57
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Name the cinema then!!







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  # 107184 28-Jan-2008 15:14
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Please do!! The usual lacklustre cinema experience is the reason those big plasma screens are selling so well!

 
 
 
 


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  # 107187 28-Jan-2008 15:23
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It's obviously in oz so doesn't really matter!

I know the Village theatres are normally very good in oz (at least the ones I've been to). The new SkyCity theatre in Lower Hutt is absolutely abysmal - a brand new theatre built last year that doesn't even have Dolby Digital or DTS in all of it's theatres and is obviously using some terrible new digital playback system as the picture quality is terrible compared to regular film. It has poor colour and no definition. I'd prefer to sit at home and watch a movie on a 14" TV than pay money to go there.



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  # 107188 28-Jan-2008 15:23
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This was the place. You're going to have to get to Australia though!

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  # 107189 28-Jan-2008 15:32
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I'll pay them a visit the next loop there! Sounds good.

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  # 107195 28-Jan-2008 15:47
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Experienced a Greater Union cinema in Aus a few weeks back and have to agree 100% - a vastly better experience than I have ever had in NZ.

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  # 107209 28-Jan-2008 16:28
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sbiddle: It's obviously in oz so doesn't really matter!

I know the Village theatres are normally very good in oz (at least the ones I've been to). The new SkyCity theatre in Lower Hutt is absolutely abysmal - a brand new theatre built last year that doesn't even have Dolby Digital or DTS in all of it's theatres and is obviously using some terrible new digital playback system as the picture quality is terrible compared to regular film. It has poor colour and no definition. I'd prefer to sit at home and watch a movie on a 14" TV than pay money to go there.


The ticket price at Skycity Village Cinemas in Lower Hutt is a disgrace.  Is it the same price at the other SkyCity's around the country?




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  # 107267 28-Jan-2008 21:16
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I've always liked watching movies at Reading Cinemas in downtown Wellington, I remember watching Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in cinema 1, sound I thought was excellent

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  # 107271 28-Jan-2008 21:31
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ZollyMonsta:
The ticket price at Skycity Village Cinemas in Lower Hutt is a disgrace.  Is it the same price at the other SkyCity's around the country?


Village don't actually have any involvement in the Cinema operations any longer. Village sold their 50% holding in the Village/SkyCity joint venture to SkyCity. All the signage around Queensgate had to be updated after it was done as it all had the Village logos on it!

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  # 107276 28-Jan-2008 21:56
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ZollyMonsta:

The ticket price at Skycity Village Cinemas in Lower Hutt is a disgrace. Is it the same price at the other SkyCity's around the country?


It was about $15.50 per person when I attended with 2 others a few days ago.




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  # 107282 28-Jan-2008 22:24
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Rialto here in Dunedin is fantastic. Good prices too. Most expensive night is Saturday ($13 for adults) so $8 Tuesdays are popular.

They have comfy seats, great sound and picture and a massive screen.

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  # 107284 28-Jan-2008 22:29
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In terms of seating in Auckland: I found the Sky City Imax seats to be the worse.... the cinema at St Lukes is slightly better but the Silvia Park seats are nicer from memory.

Pricing wise - they all tend to be up there. Though I agree, at times a cheap LCD + speakers delivers a much nicer experience.




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# 107297 28-Jan-2008 23:10
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Remember that saga when some were just playing DVD movies on "the big screen"!

I always use Hoyts or the small independents in the towns I frequent as I have found them to be always cheaper and usually much nicer, if not "nicer", they retain a certain cool old world appeal that those strerile "Skycity" ones will never have.
I have a Hoyts loyalty card called "moviemaxx" which allows me to see movies for $10

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I'm only 500m from SkyCity Cinemas Highland Park Laughing, their service and seats are terrible.

Berkeley Cinemas in Botany is way better... wider seats, a curved seating arrangement and one of the biggest screens in NZ. They've even got Circle Lounge (fancy people stuff).




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  # 107303 28-Jan-2008 23:22
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Does anybody know what digital systems are now being used in NZ by the major cinema chains?

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