Auckland’s cinematic gems go above and beyond the mainstream expectations. With a fine selection of film theatres for art house aficionados and curious movie buffs to cherish, anyone who visits New Zealand’s largest city will be spoiled for choice when it’s time to find the next set of flicks to put on their watchlist. Here’s a peek at some of the best alternative cinemas in the area.
Howick’s historic Monterey Cinemas has been marvelling its patrons since 1929. It was originally called La Scala Theatre before re-branding as The Monterey in 1930. These days, the homey suburban theatre is renowned for hosting a trove of special screenings as well as showcasing a nice variety of blockbusters and international films. There’s also a cafe on-site if you want some hot food to complement your spectator experience.