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Cinema with Ultimate Comfort (Redpaths Furniture)

The Foyer (Redpaths Furniture, New Lynn)

The Foyer (Redpaths Furniture, New Lynn)

The New Lynn cinema closed in the year 2000, and began a new life as Redpaths Furniture. Cavernous auditoriums and foyers are ideal to display their wares. But the surprise for customers is that much of the old signage is still there: Bar, Cinemas, Tickets&Sweets, together with the filmstrip decor of a bygone era — a unique shopping experience.…

Faded Glory

Former New Lynn Cinema

Former New Lynn Cinema

New Lynn Cinema was built in 1993 (map), but closed in 2000, and is now home of a furniture shop (Redpaths Furniture). Some people feel strong enough about it to join a facebook group.…

The Reel

Painting the Reel

Painting the Reel

The old cinema in New Lynn is a furniture store, Redpaths. Over recent weeks, the outside has been spruced up, removing reminiscences of its cinematic past (decoration in the style of film strips) – but at least the reel remains.…

Lost a Hubcap?

Is it yours?

Is it yours?

Between New World Supermarket and Redpaths, New Lynn. The beginning of something big? Wait until tomorrow to see what it might lead to ……

Push to Exit

Push to Exit

Push to Exit

Most of the time, the old exit doors of the former New Lynn Cinema (now Redpaths Furniture) are closed, presenting a uniform red face.

As New Lynn gradually metamorphoses into the Newmarket of the West (“to create a unique sustainable urban place centred on a world class transit interchange by 2030” as a vision document explained), calls to have again a movie theatre in New Lynn are becoming louder.…

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