We have migrated back to South Island, taking up accommodations in Picton, not too far from our previous base in Nelson.
I’ll give this to Wellington: it has probably the best movie theater I’ve ever seen. The Embassy is a lovingly-restored 1924 movie palace of tiles and dark wood fixtures, with sweeping staircases, plush leather seats, a cafe, and cocktail lounge. You can buy movie tickets at the bar and take your drinks into the theater where they rest elegantly on the side-table arm rests. Civilized.
I would seriously consider moving to Wellington just to see all my movies here.
The similar, but smaller, Roxy is also fantastic. They do movies right in Wellington.