Now that travel within New Zealand is possible, I will be heading down Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa way in the coming weeks, to update cinemas in Napier, Hastings, Masterton and so on. Time to also resurrect the Cinema of the Month feature.
With cinemas re-opening, it is time to return to the big screen. Last week, the Hamilton Film Society re-commenced its 2020 film programme with Gaylene Preston's feature MR WRONG (1985), with Gaylene in attendance. It was a great evening and there was general agreement that this ghost/thriller film still gets the laughs and screams.
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.