Check out "Reel Life' feature by filmmaker and writer Tom Augustine, in the thankfully-revived monthly North & South March 2021 issue. Tom features several of my favourite cinemas, such as Everybody's in Opunake, King's in Stratford, Majestic in Taihape, but also laments the loss of others.
The lovely Everybody's Theatre (est. 1921) in Opunake is celebrating its 100 years of existence with a number of events in February 2021, with the major event being music and dance (in the 1920's style) on February 20th.
We will be there. I was told that Everybody's got a shout-out recently on the UK-based Kermode and Mayo's Film Review but I have not yet tracked it down.
Geoff Lealand was an Assoc Prof in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato from 1992 to 2017. Now retired (not a word he favours), he writes social history, maintains this site, its Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as going to the cinema at least twice weekly.