The Macrocarpa Timber
Used in the construction of the interior/exterior walls and lobby’s ceiling structure. Milled at the Matakana Sawmill.
The Cinema Lobby Furniture
The lobby furniture was sourced and selected by Noel Lane Architects office from various shops around Auckland. Some pieces are second-hand and some are new.
The Domed Cinema Ceilings
The domed cinema ceilings in the cinemas do not in themselves have special acoustic features, but the fabric panels do. They are backed by special acoustic material that enhance the aural experience.
The Chandelier in Tivoli Theatre
The chandelier was imported from India by Drummond Antiques and assembled here on a frame designed and built by MS Engineering. All of the wiring had to be done once the small individual chandeliers were hung on the frame to create the finished large chandelier. There are 95 light bulbs that can be changed by lowering the chandelier on its electric pulley system which was also custom-designed and built for this particular project.
The Paper Flowers in Paradiso Theatre
There are 32,000 paper flowers fixed by hand to a wire frame in the ceiling of Paradiso (Cinema 2). They were imported and supplied by Arthur N Rowe Limited. Before they were installed, each one was wired to a special frame and treated with fire retardant.
The Tuis and Fantails in Paradiso Theatre
The birds in Paradiso were imported and supplied by Puriri Tree Eco Store and Adventure Park. They are made from palm leaves.
The Roxy Cinema
The smallest of the three cinemas, Roxy Cinema has been designed to have an intimate boudoir-like ambience. Hanging drapes and luxurious fabrics help to achieve a cosy and warm atmosphere.
Lobby and Cinema Carpets
The carpets were designed by Noel Lane and supplied by Dilana Rugs in collaboaration with Custom Carpets in Christchurch.