Manukau Multiplex

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Closely following on from the Village SkyCity cinema in Albany, this is a mainstream cinema for the recently opened Westfield mall in Manukau. Again the layout comprises a large gathering space focused on concessions. More difficult than Albany, however, the foyer is some 4 metres above the mall entry, making the visibility into the cinema experience more critical. Entry impact is made at the ‘gateway’ entrance by the interactive screen and metallic finishes of the gateway arch to reflect the mall lights and activity, by the backlit paua shell panels flanking the easy gradient stairs and escalators and by a row of 2 metre diameter rolo chandeliers above the entry stairs leading into the main foyer.