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Situated in Wellington’s eastern suburb, the home of movie making in New Zealand, Roxy Cinema and Coco are the creation of a group of film and hospitality experts who set their hearts on reigniting the glamour and excitement of going to the movies. They achieved this by using our luxury wide back Phatt chairs upholstered in New Zealand leather, with timber tables.
The building was originally Capitol Theatre, constructed in 1928 to screen silent movies and updated in 1932 to screen ‘talkies’ (movies with sound). In 1964 the last film screened and the building was converted into Capitol Court shopping mall which operated for three decades, before falling into disrepair.
The building was purchased in 2003 and is now owned by the Selkirk and Taylor/Rodger Family Trusts and over the last year a $7 million rebuild from the ground up has turned the Roxy dream into a reality. The building’s original art deco style has been revived, with stunning interior features designed and built by the team at Weta Workshop, state-of-the-art audio and visual technology and two cinemas installed to guarantee a world-class movie experience.
Luxury seating supplied by Effuzi seating group provides cinema goers the ambiance and optimum comfort. Surround loudspeakers are also tuned to perform as an array to create the clarity an audience expects from professional quality cinema
“We are in the heart of New Zealand’s movie industry so we must have the best” Jamie Selkirk said. “It’s an opportunity to give something back to Miramar and Wellington, so come along and be part of the Miramar film experience.”