We drove through Island Bay the other day and spotted the new Empire Cinema
Down on the corner of The Parade and Mersey Street, the old Empire Cinema building has quietly undergone a spectacular transformation. The iconic Island Bay landmark has been fully restored and rejuvenated, and now you are invited to indulge your senses in a new, unique and high quality entertainment experience! The old auditorium, which last saw the flicker of a movie projector in 1963, has been completely refurbished and converted into three boutique cinemas. Each features state-of-the-art audio and projection equipment, luxurious facilities and a superbly intimate ambience reminiscent of a golden age of cinema and film. Meanwhile, in the vestibule, a fully licensed café offers great coffee, fine wines and fresh, nutritious food. Just follow the smell of real coffee and delectable edible treats!