Welcome to Jan Grefstad's Hollywood Cinema
20 St. Georges Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Phone 09 828 8393.
Enjoy the latest high-tech movies in our comfortable, friendly and nostalgic surroundings.
The Book Thief
Drama based on the award-winning novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Set in Nazi Germany, the story follows young Liesel (newcomer Sophie Nélisse) and her relationships with her foster parents (Oscar-veterans Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and the Jewish man who hides in their home. From the BAFTA-winning director of Downton Abbey.
Judi Dench leads this UK drama directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), the true story of a single mother in search for her adult son, separated after a Christian community forced them apart decades ago. Co-starring and co-written by Steve Coogan, adapting the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. More Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next 50 years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Coogan), a world-weary BBC journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America, forging a bond themselves, to try and find Philomena's son.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The great Kenneth Branagh directs this national security thriller based on Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan. Rebooting the franchise, Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars as Ryan (following previous incarnations played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck) with the young C.I.A. agent discovering a sinister terrorist plot aimed at the heart of the U.S. economy. Also stars Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Branagh himself as the film's villain.