Lumière cinema

Lumière is delighted to gift wrap the unique occasion of what it means to go the cinema. Between the owners, Christchurch cinephile Nick Paris and former Hollywood screenwriter Max Hoffman, they have more than 40 years of experience with the moving image and how it’s delivered.

It is a boutique cinema located in the West Lecture building, next to the Great Hall, in the cultural heart of Christchurch.

It has two theatres – The Bernhardt with 67 seats and The Bardot with 42 seats – and features state-of-the-art technology with vintage ambiance, luxurious seating and a focus on service. Both cinemas are accessible and wheelchair friendly and are fitted with assistive listening devices suitable for people with hearing aids.

Nick and Max take cinemagoers on a tour of 80 lounges of the world. Lumière presents engaging, contemplative, and sometimes confrontational films covering all genres from cult, foreign la

nguage to gripping documentaries, reissues and film festivals. It is a mecca for cinephiles.

The cinema also features the delightful Bijou bar with specially designed cocktails, craft beers, a bespoke wine list, Lyttelton Coffee Company coffees, freshly baked pastries, cheeseboards, Rollickin Gelato, She Chocolate and outstanding views of the Christchurch Botanic Garden.

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Poetry Competition

12 August to 27 September 2019

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Index by Martin Poppelwell

30 August - 29 September 2019

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HIVE

6 - 21 September 2019

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The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

23 September 2019

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A Night with Nick Dow

26 September 2019

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Spring school holiday fun

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Bunsen colouring competition

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Forget Me Not Memorial Trail

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Holiday fun zone: Games, bubbles & keys

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Illustrating Ernest

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Resourceful skill workshops for tamariki

30 September - 13 October 2019

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Drypoint printmaking workshops

30 September - 10 October 2019

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Three-day musical theatre workshop

30 September - 2 October 2019

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Georg Ludwig – Light Compositions

30 September - 6 October 2019

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Three-day spring dance & choreographic lab

1 - 3 October 2019

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Watercolour creatures workshop

1 & 3 October 2019

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