We are a boutique cinema located in the Arts Centre’s West Lecture building. Lumière has two theatres – The Bernhardt seating 67 and The Bardot which seats 42. We feature state-of-the-art technology with vintage ambiance, luxurious seating and a focus on service.
Located at Level 2 of Lumiere Cinemas is our lovely, cosy and warm Bijou Bar, there you’ll find all things catering for your taste pallete with an outstanding view of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens at your doorstep. Opening early evenings thru to after the start of the last show of the evening let us entertain you in relaxing surroundings either pre or after show.
Access For Patrons With Disabilities
On the ground floor situated in the South Quad entrance of the Arts Centre ( next to Annie’s Wine Bar) a wheelchair/disabled lift is available for your use. All of our cinemas have easy wheelchair access, and are wheelchair friendly. Our Berhardt screen has one allocated area at the rear of the cinema whilst the Bardot screen has it’s allocated area at the front by the convenient exit. Please take the lift to Level 1 to enter the Lumiere Box Office area. We are always available to assist by calling 03 365 0066.
Both our cinemas are fitted with assistive listening devices, which are suitable for people with hearing aids. Please enquire at the Lumiere Box Office for the use of our head-set(s).
Lumière Cinemas are delighted to gift-wrap the totally unique occasion of what it means to go the cinema for you personally. Between us we have 40 years of experience dedicated to the moving image and how it’s delivered to you. If you think that cinema is the world’s 20th century campfire, well, let us tell you that we intend to take cinema-goers on a tour of 80 lounges of the world. A departure for all ages to meditate in, the Lumière will present, engaging, contemplative, sometimes confrontational films covering all genres from cult, foreign language to gripping documentaries, re-issue’s and film festivals.
Two cinemas, (named the Bernhardt and Bardot screens) housed within the West Lecture Block of the beloved Christchurch Arts Centre, form the luscious backdrop right across the road from the majestic Botanical Gardens in Rolleston Avenue.
Along with the Bijou Bar, the Lumière will be a mecca for cinephiles with an array of delicious cocktails, craft beers and a bespoke vino collection. Rounding off are Cheeseboards, Rollickin’ Gelato’s, She Chocolate bridged with the Lyttelton Coffee Company’s aromatics, fresh baked croissants and pastries compliment the head-waters of a hungry cinephile.
Whether fair or foul weather, let us take you on a trip of a lifetime…
Tip of the hat,
Nick Paris / Max Hoffman