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as the topics are not about TORn although it is all information that was reported on TORn.
It was collected during research and is provided as a service to visitors to the Mathom-house.

Important Note About This Page

These are links that were collected while researching the Embassy Theatre Seat Funding article. They were not, in the end, pertinent to that article nor were they about TORn such that they strongly met the Mission Statement of the Mathom-house History wiki. But it seems a shame to have such a collection in one's hands and throw it away. Someone, someday might find these useful. So, they will be left here.

No attempt has been made to make this page pretty, make links automatically open in new windows (with code... hold the control/command button down when you click to get that action), or write an 'article' with the information. These are merely "Collected Links". Material from some dead pages archived at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine can be found on site here: Embassy Theatre Wayback

Furthermore, these links were collected while TORn was converting from their old server, then housed on '' to the newer Word Press driven server. Any links that lead to a url starting with 'archives' is on the old server. Many of them still work. Some do not. There are some strategies for dealing with this on the Comments page.

General Theatre Renovation

Embassy Theatre Seat Funding information is on that article page.

  • December 28th, 2002 - Te Papa Museum Report (brief description of Gollum above entrance and state of theatre) "Whilst the foyer of the theatre has been restored, th actual cinema itself can be best described as "run down". The only improvement here is the sound system"
  • February 2nd, 2004 - image: Local Government Magazine - (4 images) "The February 2004 edition of Local Government Magazine, New Zealand, has a detailed article on the renovation of The Embassy Theatre - site of the New Zealand premier of The Return of the King."

Embassy Theatre LOTR Related Topics

Related to LOTR but not to TORn or to Renovation/Seat Funding - For the moment, I don't know if this info will be incorporated into the main Article in some fashion. If so, some of these links might become references. If not, we have to decide whether to keep it as fringe supplemental material or to delete it altogether.

LOTR Movie Premieres
Art of the FOTR - Gary Russell - book launch
LOTR Movie Screenings (post premieres)
Oscar Parties
  • March 5th, 2002 - Special Oscar show to run at Embassy "Embassy Theatre ... had negotiated an arrangement ... to show the Academy Award presentations live to 800 viewers at the Embassy Theatre on March 25. ... Guests would include individuals and sponsors who had given financial support to the Embassy Theatre refurbishment, and a limited number of tickets would be on sale when bookings opened."
  • March 8th, 2004 - Oscar Party Report from NZ "The Embassy had arranged live coverage of the Academy Awards"

Misc Embassy Theatre Info

  • Harp of Gondor at the Embassy : Early harps specialist Asni harps for the Rings marathon at the Embassy on Wednesday; Monday, December 15, 2003
  • Wellington to Pay Tribute to Film Industry = September 25th, 2005 "Wellington city is to pay tribute to the local film industry with a towering tripod figure that will be erected on Courtenay Place, just across from the Embassy Theatre, billed as "New Zealandís grandest picture palace" and built in 1924." (has link to newspaper scans)