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The Civic

The Civic

The Civic

The Civic (Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland) — The Civic, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and specifically designed as a ‘movie palace’ for talking pictures (‘talkies’), which had just been introduced to New Zealand. The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, The Civic (which seats 2,378 spectators) has become a much-loved Auckland landmark and entertainment venue.

 

Alongside recent touring musicals Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Wicked and Annie, The Civic has hosted leading international singers and entertainers such as Bob Dylan, Roberta Flack, Elaine Page, Katie Melua, The Seekers, UB40, Counting Crows, City and Colour Marcel Marceau, Eric Idle, Hugh Laurie, David Sedaris as well as hosting the annual NZ International Film Festival. Check the Auckland Live website for info on tickets for upcoming events: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/buyingtickets.aspx