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A night at the movies in Christchurch just got classier with the opening of the new Deluxe Cinemas at The Tannery. State-of-the-art boutique theatres designed with the discerning cinemaphile in mind, the new venue comes to us from the Stewart family, the brains trust behind Alice Cinematheque (nee In Videoland), the film library and Egyptian-themed mini-picture-palace that’s a city institution. These guys know movies, and it shows in their new venture; both the 32 seat and larger 54 seat auditoriums at the new Deluxe have been designed with careful consideration of sightlines, digital projection and a rich Dolby sound experience, and décor, lighting and climate control are all harmonised to create a supremely comfortable, sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. Rejecting modern multiplex mayhem for a return to the more romantic era of movie-going, Deluxe is ditching popcorn for hand-rolled ice creams, gourmet hot nuts, cheese boards from Canterbury Cheesemongers, fresh coffee, character...
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Image: Andre Glynn Photography Flanked by a towering cigar chomping, steel-eyed possible dictator or cartel runner mural on one wall and a stunning, tangerine "April Sun in Cuba"-style panorama on the opposite one, it’s clear we’re not in Christchurch anymore.With the aim of bringing a slice of Havana to the central city, the team behind Baretta have not only hit one out of the park with their spanking new cabana of cool that is The Cuban, but also seriously upped St Asaph Street’s swag in the process.The next level transformation of the now unrecognisable former St Asaph Street Kitchen & Stray Dog Bar features an epic covered courtyard studded with stand-around gas fire-cum-bar leaners for brisk winter arvos and evenings, with the option of raising the roof (or retracting, if we’re being technically correct) for hot spring/summer nights.Nailing effortless hip, a chunky ol’ skool wooden bar that could be straight...