Miramar’s Awakening

“Until Sir Peter Jackson and his producer Jamie Selkirk made films in Miramar in the 1990s, the Wellington suburb was sleepy,” David Burton writes for Monocle. “‘There was tumbleweed, rolling down the street,’ jokes Selkirk, who, along with backers from visual effects Weta has spent $7.1 million converting Miramar’s 1928 Capitol Theatre into the Roxy 3D cinema. Built in the Art Deco style, Weta’s attention to detail is everywhere. From the retro sunburst chandelier to statuettes that flank the stairs and naturally enough, in the films on show. The very first was Jackson’s 2005 remake of King Kong.”


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Director Sam Stuchbury Wins Cannes Prize

Director Sam Stuchbury Wins Cannes Prize

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