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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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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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 New Works Show

20 June - 21 July 2019

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Kai for Cena

26 June - 21 July 2019

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Rutherford’s Den little explorers

6 - 21 July 2019

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Arts Centre Mākete school holiday fun

10 - 22 July 2019

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New Music Central – Off The Page: Real Time Composition

15 July 2019

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The Archaeology of Food

19 July 2019

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Matthew Lee – Flute recital

21 July 2019

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Spirit Animals

22 July – 4 August 2019

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Genetics of Heart Disease

25 July 2019

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Leigh Martin & Michael Hight

25 July - 25 August 2019

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Satie’s Socrate – School of Music feat. Inopportune

29 July 2019

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Chitin

5 - 18 August 2019

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The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019

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