I go to the Academy first when in Auckland and have been there a dozen times. Most movies rotate, so look ahead if you don't see the time you want. There is one big theater and several smaller screens, all of which are comfortable. I have seen many films there that were not available in Auckland or back home in the US.
There is assigned seating about half the time (row G13 is the best seat for someone who wants to be in the middle, anything below 8 is on the side). The concessions are broad and better than most other film houses in the city, but there is no healthy food. Ice cream is really good.
Wednesday is the cheap ticket day so plan your movies around what is offered that day.
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