Story: Weekends

Matinee queue at the Lido, Wellington, 1980

Matinee queue at the Lido, Wellington, 1980

Children and adults queue for the matinee session at the Lido Cinema, on Willis Street in Wellington, on 10 May 1980. Although the photo shows a weekday session during the school holidays, matinee sessions were also held on Saturdays throughout the year. On weekends matinees were generally aimed at the young,  while films shown in the evenings catered for a more mature audience.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/1629/15-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Weekends - The great Kiwi weekend', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013