Welcome to Jan Grefstad's Hollywood Cinema
20 St. Georges Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Phone 09 828 8393.
Enjoy the latest high-tech movies in our comfortable, friendly and nostalgic surroundings.
23/09/15 PRESS RELEASE
It is with great pleasure I can now announce the future plans for the iconic Hollywood Cinema.
The Hollywood Cinema has been sold. The new owner intends to continue with the cinema as a viable venture and put his own stamp on it. This is great news for the local community. Customers and locals have expressed a great desire for the cinema to continue.
With the Wurlitzer Organ's departure to pastures greener, it will also allow the Hollywood to be in a position to take advantage of the spacious stage again after many years of it not being available. This was due to the massive amount of pipe work which was the heart and soul of the pipe organ. The pipes and chests were housed directly behind the screen in three large rooms. Once the area has been cleared and the stage is reinstated, the new owner has some innovative ideas formulating in his mind to make the best use of this long lost asset.
The first planned event to re-launch the cinema is the annual 24 hour Movie Marathon which has a huge cult following of devoted fans which come every year from as far away as Dunedin. The programme will include cult classics as well as special event new release films. The Marathon takes place on the 21st of November and concludes on the 22nd of November. Check out the following web information to secure tickets as it always sells out fast.
24 Hour Movie Marathon 2015
The transition should be smooth and allows some continuity for the loyal and supportive customers who have been expressing great interest in the cinema's future.Yours faithfully, Mark Matheson (Hollywood Cinema Manager).
Last Cab to Darwin
When lonely taxi driver Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is informed he doesn't have long to live, he embarks on a colossal drive through the outback, from Broken Hill to Darwin in this Australian true-story drama. Rex's trip to Northern Territory is to take advantage of that state's short-lived euthanasia laws in 1996. Co-stars Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom). Last Cab began life as a stageplay by Reg Cribb.
Women He's Undressed
Documentary biography on Oscar-winning Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly (real name Orry George Kelly), a man who had a massive influence on Hollywood style with a colossal career of 282 films from the 1930s to '60s. His work includes films such as Casablanca, Some Like it Hot and The Maltese Falcon, and dressing the greats like Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck.
Ricki and the Flash
Meryl Streep leads this drama from screenwriter Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Juno) about an ageing rock star looking to connect with her estranged kids. Directed by Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia). Co-stars Kevin Kline and Streep's real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.