Must-see entertainment in New Zealand

  • Academy Cinemas

    Foreign and art-house films in the basement of the Central Library. Cheap $5 movies on Wednesdays.

  • Gecko Theatre

    Pull up an easy chair at this wee, independent theatre and see interesting art-house flicks.

  • Ding Dong Lounge

    Rock, indie and alternative sounds from live bands and DJs, washed down with craft beer.

  • Power Station

    Midrange venue popular with up-and-coming overseas acts and established Kiwi bands.

  • Mercury Twin Cinemas

    Latest-release films. A few movies are just $10 each week – check the website.

  • Rialto Cinemas

    Screens blockbusters and art-house flicks. Tickets are cheaper ($9) on Tuesdays.

  • State Cinemas

    Screens mainstream, new-release flicks with cheaper $12 tickets on Tuesdays.

  • Limelight Cinema

    Four big screens show all the latest blockbusters; cheaper on Tuesdays.

  • Metro Cinema

    Within the town hall, Metro shows mostly art-house and foreign flicks.

  • Spark Arena

    Auckland's top indoor arena for major touring acts.