Started by John and Heather Hart in 1982, the Academy has always broken new ground in providing the public with films they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to see. Current operators John Davies and Gina Dellabarca continue this tradition, adding their enthusiasm for local Kiwi films to the traditional support of foreign indie movies.
At the Academy you will find a range of the best local and international films, documentaries, romantic comedies, dramas and thrillers. All served to you in the comfort of wide seats, with wine holders so you can enjoy a drink or sweet treat during your movie. In the foyer we play ambient tunes and serve chilled beer and boutique wines, as well as making fresh organic fair-trade coffee. Relax and enjoy flipping through one of a huge range of magazines we provide for our customers’ enjoyment, while awaiting the start of your movie.