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Opening Nights

Celebrate the start of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2014 with a screening of the masterful and dazzling film, Chinese Puzzle, starring much-loved French movie stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. Ticket-holders will be treated to a wonderful evening of French cinema, a generous offering of glamorous L’Oréal Paris beauty products and the latest edition of NEXT magazine.

Ticket-holders will also enjoy complimentary sparkling wine from Official Wine Sponsor Clos Henri and a taste of their new sparkling wine, La Chapelle.

Please see below for dates and venues of the opening night functions.


Thursday 20 February, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Hoyts Northlands
55 Main North Road
Papanui 8052
Tel: 03 352 7046

Auckland – Newmarket

Thursday 27 February, 8:00pm for 8:30pm
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
167-169 Broadway
Tel: (09) 369 2417


Wednesday 5 March, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
The Suter Theatre
208 Bridge Street
Tel: (03) 548 0808 / (03) 548 3885


Thursday 13 March, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Rialto Cinemas Tauranga
Goddard Centre
21 Devonport Road
Tel: (07) 577 0445


Wednesday 19 March, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Embassy Theatre
Kent Terrace, Mount Victoria
Tel: (04) 384 7657


Thursday 20 March, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
11 Moray Place
Tel: (03) 474 2200

Havelock North

Thursday 27 March, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Cinema Gold Havelock North
11 Joll Rd
Havelock North
Tel: (06) 877 9016

Palmerston North

Thursday 3 April, 5:45pm for 6:30pm
Cinema Gold Palmerston North
70 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North
Tel: (06) 353 1902


Thursday 3 April, 5:30pm for 6:15pm
Lido Cinema Hamilton
Centre Place
501 Victoria Street
Tel: (07) 839 8563