The Embassy Theatre is located at the eastern end of Courtenay Place on Kent Terrace.
The theatre, which was originally called De Luxe was built in 1924. In 1945 its name was changed to The Embassy. It has been renovated several times over the years. The most recent was for the world premiere of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003.
The building has an impressive interior that includes a marble staircase with tiled walls and floors. Even the bathrooms look impressive.
There is also a snack bar and Blondini’s Cafe and Bar on the upper level overlooks Courtney Place.
While the grey clouds outside turned to rain I watched James Napier Robertson’s second feature film The Dark Horse, starring Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston.
10 Kent Terrace