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.
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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.