Lumiere CinemaView project
After a tip off and recommendation from a business associate we fell into the motivated and warm lap of Element 17.
Our brief was to create two state of the art boutique cinemas situated at 26 Rolleston Avenue at the Christchurch Arts Centre whilst recognizing, embellishing the significant cultural and heritage values of that site and it’s interface with our dream to replace the Academy Cinema taken away from us in the 2011 earthquake.
From the get- go Steve was in and thereafter a trip to China for fixtures and fittings was organized to get the project rolling, it helped immensely to have his knowledge of the bread basket over there, agents, pricing discussions, shipping, translators went very smoothly. The result of that trip was a huge success for us with regard to the choice available and favourable price points. Lest it be said, a cinema operation requires many threads and much knitting to make the Lumiere ‘battle ready’ in a very competitive market, I think we exceeded that ten- fold, not only by our own standards but the reception of the public to it’s look and feel.
I’d be most happy to recommend Steve Rosling and his team at Element 17, should you wish to contact me then the Lumiere is open to view.
Tip of the hat..
Nick Paris / Managing Director