This week, I went to The Roxy picture theatre in Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand to see "Singin' in the Rain". This is such a well-known picture to me that I was mentally chanting all the dialogue with the actors. I couldn't get over the fact that the picture was in pristine condition. Wonderful colours, so vibrant-looking. "An American in Paris" will be on later this month.
I went to the matinee and, goodness, there couldn't have been one audience member under the age of 60! Ah, nostalgia, it's a wonderful thing. We were obviously all reliving earlier days. I do believe the 20-somethings went to the night-time session.
The Roxy put on a devonshire tea before-hand for us. Movie and devonshire tea came to only $12.50. Good on ya, Roxy.
This coming Sunday, there will be a matinee of "Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy", another movie I know almost intimately. And with the added bonus that Martin Freeman, the star of that picture and also Bilbo in "The Hobbit" movies will be doing a Question and Answer session afterwards. I hope the audience will be given five or so minutes before the discussion to take photos. And I mustn't forget to take my towel!
Here are two pictures. 1) our devonshire tea. 2) a small portion of the Roxy's 1st floor ceiling (2nd floor, for the benefit of my one American reader).
The Roxy decor is art deco mixed with robotic! If you want to go upstairs and see the ceiling, just ask the kind folk at the box office or in the cafe. The ceiling is definitely worth a look. The Roxy often have Weta staff exhibits on the 1st floor, too. A 'Thunderbirds' exhibit will be featured soon.