The theatres have been listed in chronological order of opening of the building, which in the early cases usually pre-dates their use as a cinema. The date of a cinema's first screening is give (in brackets) for those where known.
Canterbury Music Hall, Royal Theatre [1861-1908]
This list of cinemas come mainly from Hugh R R Taylor's manuscript List of Christchurch City , Suburban, and District Picture Theatres. The dedication of this reads:
All transcription errors in these pages are mine.
Additional information was found in Robert Jackson's pamphlet and the Cinema Tour (NZ) web-page, as well as various newspaper articles.
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