The Mighty Civic
More than a movie palace, it is a magic carpet to generations of New Zealand movie-goers. The Mighty Civic is a highly spiced blend of history, Fantasy/Sci-Fi and actuality.
Old showgirls reminisce; an enchanted usherette leads you on a voyage of discovery into the secrets of Auckland's Xanadu. Cinema moguls break their hearts; dancing girls tiptoe over champagne-drenched carpets. One minute you're in Auckland of the 1920s; the next you're on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride into the days when American GIs met Kiwi beauties under teh twinkling stars of the Civic's midnight roof.
Time is left behind as award-winning filmmakers Peter Wells and Stewart Main (Desperate Remedies, A Death In the Family) wave a magic wand over teh universal love of old movie palaces..and one in particular: The Mighty Civic.