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.