‘Revenge of the Sith’ NZ Premieres

'Revenge of the Sith' NZ Premieres

Following on from the Charity Premiere, Wednesday night (18th May) saw theatres all around New Zealand gearing up for the midnight premiere screening (technically on 19th May at 12:01am) of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. Here are photos and details from both the North and South Islands.

Christchurch Premiere

These photos are sent in by Paul K, of the Star Wars Episode 3 premiere at the Hoyts Northlands cinemas, Christchurch.

Some more photos, sent in by Nick TePaa, of the Star Wars Episode 3 premiere at the Hoyts cinemas, Riccarton, Christchurch.

Some more photos of the Star Wars Episode 3 premiere (Thursday 19th May) at the Hoyts cinemas, Riccarton, Christchurch (sent in by Cen Chan).

Auckland Premiere

Wednesday night (18th May) saw theatres all around New Zealand gearing up for the midnight premiere screening of Star Wars Episode 3. Many cinemas made an occasion out of the event, with Star Wars decor and revelry as a prelude to the film. The Hoyts cinemas in Wairau Park, Auckland, featured the local stormtroopers (and a couple of Jedi!) of the 501st Legion. Entertainment also included much costuming and creature make-up by the Cut Above Academy, and rousing Star Wars theme music from a local orchestral band.

Auckland Opening Weekend

For the Saturday sessions of the first weekend, a number of 501st members and Jedi made well-received appearances at the Hoyts cinemas, Wairau Park, Auckland.