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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Borderlands by Simon Edwards

3 October - 17 November 2019

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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British Film Festival

30 October - 13 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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Wheels Day at The Arts Centre Mākete

17 November 2019

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An Evening With Associate Professor Te Maire Tau

19 November 2019

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Terror-Fi Film Festival

20 - 24 November 2019

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Reuben Paterson

21 November 2019 - 26 January 2020

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‘Shepherd’ indie film screening

27 November 2019

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Festive fun at The Arts Centre

1 - 24 December 2019

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The All I Want for Christmas Mākete

1 December 2019

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Wreath-making workshop

2 & 8 December 2019

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Card-making station

2 - 24 December 2019

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Carols with The Cecilian Singers

8 December 2019

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Festive music with Musica Balkanica

8 December 2019

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A Christmas Carol

10 & 17 December 2019

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