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The Century Theatre, built in 1977 as a concert chamber to commemorate Napier’s first century as a city, is the setting for the museum's performing arts, film and talks programme. The Theatre bar opens one hour before every show and sells a range of confectionery, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

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June 2019

Pork Pie Movie Night

Pork Pie Movie Night

This fundraiser is to help send our five Hawkes Bay teens to the USA in January 2020 for a Junior Theatre Celebration. These teens have been selected through auditions at the end of last year in Auckland as part of a nationwide celebration of musical theatre. They will travel to New York where...

Date: Thursday 27 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Movie Club - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

MTG Movie Club - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

It’s time to celebrate the Māori New Year and Matariki’s nine stars with another shining star, Merata Mita. A pioneering filmmaker, Merata was the first Māori woman to write and direct a narrative feature. Come along and discover the experiences that both shaped and motivated Merata’s...

Date: Saturday 29 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Screenies Opening Night - Tito and the Birds

Screenies Opening Night - Tito and the Birds

Tito and the Birds (Tito E Os Pássaros) (PG) Brazilian (English subtitles) "In this vibrant fantasy created using oil paintings, digital drawings, and graphic animation, a young boy and his two friends set out on a mission to find his father’s missing research on bird songs — the one...

Date: Wednesday 10 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 1: Music and Friends

Screenies Session 1: Music and Friends

Colourful and inspiring films for the littlest kids. Robot and the Whale The Musical World of Mr Zoink BoyPigButterfly Friendshape The New Neighbours: Making Friends Tailored In the Tallgrass Island Tyrannosarus Funk G | |nternational short films | 40 mins | 3+ Koha Entry (or...

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 2: Creatures with Problems

Screenies Session 2: Creatures with Problems

Session 2: 10.30am | 7+ Creatures with Problems Surprising stories of strange creatures doing silly things. Some cartoon violence and deeper themes. Great for developing humans. Tweet Tweet Planet Z - Surprise Egg Stuffed Neighbourwood Two Balloons In the Woods Cat Lake City Silly...

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 3: Beautiful Tails

Screenies Session 3: Beautiful Tails

Session 3: 12.30 pm | 5 + Beautiful Tails Exciting tales with guinea pigs, robots and friendly monsters. A few gentle lessons about life and being good to others. Post No Bills Dust Buddies Arcade Boys A light in the Night Game Changer Queen of the South Sea Robot and the...

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 4: Strength and Honour

Screenies Session 4: Strength and Honour

Session 4: 2 pm | 8+ Strength and Honour A selection of cinematic delights about finding your place in the world. The Little Fish and the Crocodile (G) Amenti (PG) Lost and Found (PG Some scenes may disturb) Unexpected Discoveries (G) Iron Hands (G) Hard Way (G) Wanda (PG violence...

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 5: Kids Behind the Camera

Screenies Session 5: Kids Behind the Camera

Session 5: 4 pm | 5+ KIDS Behind the Camera Be inspired by the best and brightest young filmmakers. Not Yet Rated | international short films | 52.31 mins Koha entry

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 6: Stars in the Light

Screenies Session 6: Stars in the Light

Session 6: 6 pm | 7+ Stars in the Light Live action and Incredible animations from some of the best short filmmakers in the world. Not Yet Rated | international short films | 60 mins Pyjama/Onesies session

Date: Thursday 11 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 7: Kiddets and Kiri and Lou

Screenies Session 7: Kiddets and Kiri and Lou

Session 7: 9.30 am Preschool Kiddets and The Kiri and Lou Collection Zoom into space! Curious Kiddets introduces five new WotWot characters, a team of explorers who will one day crew their own ship and set off to investigate other planets in these wonderful episodes. "Kiri and Lou is a...

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 8: 199 Little Heroes Collection

Screenies Session 8: 199 Little Heroes Collection

Session 8: 11am am | 7+ 199 Little Heroes Collection Go around the world in 50 mins with children on their way to school. A documentary series that gives a window into children's lives around the world. These short episodes are accessible and engaging. NZ stories featured: Lucy - Lucy...

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 9: Growing Up is Hard

Screenies Session 9: Growing Up is Hard

Session 9: 2pm | 10+ Growing up is Hard Some scary and some amazing, life changing parts to the stories in this important selection. Definitely for the more mature 10yr olds. Not Yet Rated | International Short Film Programme | 91.23 min

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 10: Supa Modo (Feature)

Screenies Session 10: Supa Modo (Feature)

Session 10: 4 pm | 8+ Supa Modo Kenya / Germany – 2018 – 74 minutes Swahili, English & Kikuyu with English subtitles Jo, a witty, 9-year-old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her...

Date: Friday 12 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 11: Kiddets and Kiri and Lou

Screenies Session 11: Kiddets and Kiri and Lou

Session 11: 9.30 am Preschool Curious Kiddets and The Kiri and Lou Collection Zoom into space! Kiddets introduces five new WotWot characters, a team of explorers who will one day crew their own ship and set off to investigate other planets in these delightful episodes. "Kiri and Lou is a...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 12: The Magical World of Margaret Mahy

Screenies Session 12: The Magical World of Margaret Mahy

Session 12: 11 am | 3+ The Magical World of Margaret Mahy Five animated short films based on the best-selling children's books by internationally acclaimed NZ author, Margaret Mahy. The Three-Legged Cat The Great White Man-Eating Shark The Witch in the Cherry Tree Keeping House The Boy...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 13: Best of the Fest

Screenies Session 13: Best of the Fest

Session 13: 12.30 pm | 5+ Best of the Fest An extra special collection of films as voted by kids and industry juries. Post No Bills Taking it Too Far Cookie? Handball Legends Sherbert Rosencrantz, You're Beautiful The Pen Licence Lost and Found Two Balloons to be rated |...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 14: Thunderbirds are Go! Collection

Screenies Session 14: Thunderbirds are Go! Collection

Session 14: 2 pm Thunderbirds Are Go! Episodes from the new season in a special package on the big screen. Chaos Pt 1 Chaos Pt 2 Path of Destruction 22:10 Night and Day Not yet rated | Episodes | 89 mins Koha Entry Sponsored by Pukeko Pictures

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Screenies Session 15: The Silent One

Screenies Session 15: The Silent One

Session 15: 4pm The Silent One (1984) Feature Film | Rated G Now digitised for a new generation. The Silent One is a mythological children's drama about the friendship between a deaf mute boy, Jonasi, and a rare white turtle. The boy's differences lead to suspicion from his Rarotongan...

Date: Saturday 13 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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MTG Movie Club - The Roaring Twenties

MTG Movie Club - The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties is a 1939 crime thriller starring James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart, and Gladys George. The epic movie, spanning the periods between 1919 and 1933, was directed by Raoul Walsh and written by Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay and Robert Rossen based on "The...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Marine Parade from 1928-1938 with Historian Michael Fowler

Marine Parade from 1928-1938 with Historian Michael Fowler

Join Historian Michael Fowler for a talk on the history of the Marine Parade from 1928 to 1938. This decade heralded the development of what has been called Napier’s playground. Michael’s talk will look at the conflicts that arose during the post-quake era, with many not wanting any...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Mountain Film Festival – 'Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

NZ Mountain Film Festival – 'Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

Returning to the Bay, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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In focUs - Vincent van Gogh

In focUs - Vincent van Gogh

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Vincent has become a rockstar in the art world. He is one of the most recognised artists the world over and everyone seems to know something about his life. Why? What is it that you know? Is this accurate or because...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

“A Spellbinding and superb performance.” – Theatre Review “The transitions are masterful.” – The Hook Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved painters. Leonard Nimoy’s celebrated play Vincent is based on hundreds of letters exchanged between the...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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