Cinema to open in Kapiti pub

Last updated 08:19 13/09/2012

Cinematic cheers: Finn’s owners Nancy and Kevin Crowther, left, take a break from setting up their new cinema with ShoreLine Cinema co-owner Shane Jarrett, and Finn Crowther.

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Finn's Hotel in Paekakariki will become a one-stop holiday destination when it opens a "boutique cinema" today.

Beside the hotel's restaurant, bar and accommodation, the 26-seat theatre has been two years in the making - from when owners Kevin and Nancy Crowther applied for consent.

"It's something which not many little communities have," Mr Crowther said.

"[It's a] restaurant, bar and everything here to have a good night out without having to go into town and spending a fortune . . . and that's really what it's all about, getting people in here to have a nice night out."

Finn's will work with Waikanae's ShoreLine Cinema to run the new venture.

ShoreLine will source and programme the films.

"They've proven in Waikanae [that] they've got all the connections and they've got all the systems, which we don't have to worry about," Mr Crowther said. "We've got a restaurant and a bar and accommodation as well. So that takes all that pressure off us."

ShoreLine co-owner Jeremy Dempsey said he had had a busy week getting the theatre up and running but was happy with the set-up so far.

"It gives us the ability to play different titles to Waikanae [because] it's a different demographic," he said.

"There'll be some that cross over but largely, it'll be a different palette of films."

Mr Crowther said he had received a huge amount of support from people for the theatre so far.

"We just hope it helps the community [and] complements what we've got here."

Screening times will be on the ShoreLine website.

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- Kapiti Observer


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