Focal Point Cinema & Cafe
124 Heretaunga Street East,
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Focal Point Cinema & Cafe (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: State Cinema, Reading Cinemas Hastings
News About This Theater
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
The State Cinema was built in the early 1930’s for the Donovan family. The cinema was built after the Napier earthquake, the front section being built in 1931 and the rear section two years later, it opened in 1933. In 1950, it is listed as being operated by Amalagamated Theatres Ltd.
It was modernised into a four screen cinema in the 1990’s and became the Reading Cinemas Hastings, showing first run movies. It was closed on 29th January 2012. It has since re-opened as the Focal Point Cinema & Cafe.
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