Aucklanders have had to do the hard yards over lockdown, and among them, movie lovers deprived of their regular cinematic fix.
This coming Friday that deprivation ends as cinemas across Tāmaki Makaurau fling open their doors.
Bond. Marvel. Not to mention an epic Villeneuve sci-fi, Edgar Wright's Soho and Oscar-baiting Campion; for cinema-starved residents of Tāmaki Makaurau locked up and seething with unbridled FOMO as the rest of the country and the world watches all the big-screen films they've been desperate for, well Christmas has come early.
Load up your vaccine passport and grab your mask as from next Friday, December 3 Bond fans can see Daniel Craig's final outing No Time To Die on the big screen, a film already massively delayed by COVID full to the brim with all the 007 action that fans of the longest-running film franchise in history have come to know and love.
For the legion of Marvel fans, two of the biggest, freshest post-Avengers releases await.
Ten brand new superheroes cram Eternals. Everyone from Angelina to Jon Snow burst off the big screen on a Marvel mission to save the world and then the incredible martial arts fight sequences and big beating heart of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
For sci-fi aficionados, the wait to see what magic Blade Runner genius Denis Villeneuve could weave with Dune has been excruciating. The IMAX screen is being dusted off and this insane cast in these mesmerizing other worlds is ready to blow our minds.
Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog demands to be seen on the big screen, repeat visits of course available on the smaller Netflix screen afterwards.
Waste not one second more - socially distanced sessions will sell out fast and better living in front of the big screen everyone!