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The Courtenay Place transport hub is located just across the road, with frequent buses and taxis readily available.


Parking is available in the surrounding streets. Please note time restrictions apply. Be sure to check street signs.

Find out more about hosting a private event at the Embassy Theatre. We’ve got bespoke event packages to suit all your needs with a variety of entertainment options including quiz nights, concerts on the big screen, live music and of course MOVIES.


Whether it’s rewarding your staff, a day out for your social club, entertaining clients or catching up with a group of friends we’ve got the perfect package for you.


Get in touch today, we would love to hear from you.

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When we're not hosting the occasional World Premiere you can find us screening the best in mainstream, arthouse, home grown Kiwi and Retro films right in the heart of Wellington's CBD.


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The historic Embassy Theatre is Wellington’s finest picture palace, housing three screens equipped with digital (including 3D) technology and state of the art sound. Originally built in 1924, it was fully refurbished in 2003, to host the World Premiere of the final film in Sir Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Since 2003 the Embassy has also hosted premieres for Peter Jacksons King Kong in 2005, The Lovely Bones in 2009 and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012.

The magnificent main screen of the Embassy can seat over 750 people and offers both standard and Platinum seating. The Platinum seating is a premiere offering which allows you to enjoy a movie in extra comfort in beautiful armchairs located in the prime position in the theatre.

Situated on the ground level of The Embassy in what was the main auditoriums original 1920’s orchestra pit, is the newest addition – Cinema deLuxe and The Black Sparrow Bar. Cinema deLuxe features two intimate 70-seat cinemas with custom made leather armchairs along with digital sound and screen technology.

The Black Sparrow is home to our signature cocktails, curated wine list consisting of international and local offerings, local craft beers and wide range of fine spirits. With its cult classic 1930’s aesthetic, The Black Sparrow is a place for ladies and gentlemen to relax prior to their movie.

Living up to its reputation of being more than just a cinema, within its stylish foyers The Embassy also hosts numerous events including Film Festivals, lectures, private screenings and being home to the Wellington Film Society. The candy bar offers traditional movie fare alongside a wide variety of drink and food options including coffees, tapas menu and a great selection of local wines, all of which can be taken with you into both the main auditorium and the deLuxe cinemas.


Main Auditorium – Standard and Platnium Seating
Cinema deLuxe – Two 70 seat cinemas
The Black Sparrow Cocktail Bar


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