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New central city park hosts open-air cinema

Isaiah Smiler
Rauora Park
Construction on the temporary outdoor cinema has begun in Rauora Park.  Isaiah Smiler

Christchurch's central city park will attract thousands of Cantabrians with the new temporary open-air cinema set to start on Thursday night.

After opening in late December, Rauora Park will be the location for Christchurch's newest open-air cinema.

The Park is in an area that extends from the Margaret Mahy playground to around Lichfield Street.

American Express Open Air cinemas will set up 10 open-air cinemas throughout Australia and New Zealand with Christchurch being one of the last locations. 

Construction of the temporary outdoor cinema is underway.

The open-air cinema will launch on Thursday night, with a sold-out viewing of Hugh Jackman's 'The Greatest Showman'. 

Check the list of all movies being played here: