Covid 19 Protocols

Updated 4th April 2022

Covid-19 Protection Framework -

Is proof of vaccination required?

Based on NZ Ministry of Health guidance, from 11.59pm on April 4th proof of vaccination is no longer required for the forseeable future at Lumiere Cinemas.

 "Traffic Light" system at Lumiere Cinemas- Arts Centre Christchurch

Under the Covid-19 Protectection Framework in order to be able to open & operate our business across the red, orange & green 'traffic light' settings we will be following these public health measures: 

Mask wearing in red & orange of the Covid-19 Protection Framework

As we are an indoor venue, mask wearing is preferential for everyone over the age of 12 years old in our foyer and it is highly encouraged within our two cinemas while NZ is in the red & orange levels of the framework.

It is fine to remove your mask while eating or drinking during your movie or in the Bijou Bar

Social Distancing and allocated seating in red of the Covid-19 Protection Framework

In orange & green of the framework social distancing is not required however we are still continuing to use allocated seating for all of our film sessions.

NOTE: We ask that you adhere to 1-metre distancing throughout all common areas and theatres while we are in ORANGE where possible.

In red we use the allocated seating & our social distancing feature of our booking system so you can select seats and the system will automatically apply social distancing to keep your group spaced from other patrons. 

Please be sure to sit in the same allocated seat number that appears on your ticket.

Further Measures

We have installed alcohol based hand sanitiser units in our foyers and near cinema entrances for everyone’s use.

All of our cinema auditoriums are fully air conditioned and ventilated. 

 Our cinema staff have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all high traffic areas and commonly-touched surfaces throughout the day. Including but not limited to: tables, door handles, counters, railings, benches, faucets, eftpos terminals.

We have applied an ongoing protectant to all our common touch surfaces.
We have increased the frequency of our bathroom checks and spraying disinfectant on all surfaces.
Staff are frequently washing their hands throughout their shifts with soap.
As always, staff are washing their hands before and after handling food, as well as increasing the frequency of which they wash their hands throughout the day.
If staff are feeling unwell they have been advised to stay home and consult Healthline and we will follow their advice.