4 Apr 2024

Movies return to Raetihi's beloved Royal Theatre

From Nights, 9:45 pm on 4 April 2024

After forty years since its last screening, the century old Theatre Royal will throw open its doors again with the world premiere of locally-made documentary. 

As well as being a boon for the small Ruapehu District town, it's also one for the history buffs, as it is thought the Royal is the oldest provincial cinema in New Zealand still in existence.

Gary Griffin-Chappel is the chair of the Theatre Royal Charitable Trust and joins Mark Leishman.

Raetihi township

Raetihi has a population of around 1,000. Photo: SUPPLIED