From dreams to screens: the story of the Riviera cinema in Balclut

From dreams to screens: the story of the Riviera cinema in Balclut

The Riviera Cinema, located in the new Clutha Community Hub in Balclutha, New Zealand, marks a significant milestone as the first permanent cinema in the city since the closure of the Old Britannia Theatre in the 1970s. Founded by the Australian expatriate couple, Chris and Grace Rottenberry, this exciting cinema venture symbolizes their dream realization in Balclutha, a small town that until recently lacked a dedicated movie theater.

This project also stands as a landmark achievement for MAG Cinema, further expanding the global reach of its high-quality audio products to the farthest corners of the world from Ukraine. 

The Riviera Cinema currently boasts a single auditorium equipped with a 5-meter screen, 32 premium seats, three two-seater couches, digital laser projection, and a state-of-the-art 7.1 sound system based on MAG Cinema's acoustic technology. The owners aspire to expand to three screens in the future.

The installation includes the following equipment:

✔️ 3 x MAG Cinema SCR-435 – screen speakers

✔️ 1 x MAG Cinema V-SUB-8 – subwoofers

✔️ 1 x MAG Cinema W-SUB-88 – subwoofers

✔️ 10 x MAG Cinema SUR-408-8 – surround speakers

✔️ 2 x MAG Cinema AOH-3700 – power amplifiers

✔️ 2 x MAG Cinema AO-1200 – power amplifiers

✔️ 6 x MN Mounting Solutions WMT-20 – mounting brackets

✔️ 4 x MN Mounting Solutions WMT-C50 – mounting brackets

The project was executed in collaboration with AVENZ (Audio Visual Equipment) Ltd., our highly valued partner in New Zealand.

The local cinema owners expressed their immense satisfaction with the results, highlighting the pivotal role of MAG Cinema's equipment in creating an unparalleled cinematic experience for the region's audience.

This project underscores once more the success of Ukrainian sound technologies in the global cinema industry and reiterates the worldwide potential of innovations rooted in Ukraine.


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