The Embassy had a majorrefurbishment in the lead-up to its hosting of the world premiere of
Village Skycity CEO JoeMoodabe said the company would examine ways of improving the single-screen,758-seat venue, which is owned by Wellington Council, such as the possible additionof two small auditoriums.
The circuit will furtherentrench itself in
Village Skycity opens itsfirst two gold class cinemas in its flagship
Twenty-nine screens will beadded to the circuit's current 68 screens by the end of 2007. These include sixin Hamilton (opening October 2006), 12 in Albany (mid-2007) and probably twomore in Manukau, where a new 10-screen complex is scheduled to replace thecircuit's first venue, an eight-screen complex, by Christmas 2007.
"It is a gutsy call but weare working on the philosophy of 'build them and they will come'," saidMoodabe. "I am thrilled with the support of [owners] Skycity Leisure andVillage Roadshow. They asked me 'what do we have to do to stay number one'' Theexpansion also lessens our dependence on the
The next biggest circuit in
Moodabe has very highexpectations for several local films releasing soon. They include
Village Skycity and productioncompany South Pacific Pictures are acting as the distributors of