“…The Auckland Art Gallery’s $121 million revamp won New Zealand’s top award for architecture – but a Hamilton film buff says its design is not audience-friendly.
Warren Brown says the auditorium in the basement, which is hired out for film showings should have a sloping floor, as is standard in cinemas.
He went to the auditorium last weekend to see Cuban and Russian documentaries screening as part of the International Film Festival.
“It could have been a fascinating film,” he said yesterday.
“But the Australian architects who turned the basement into an auditorium put almost no slope on the floor.
“As a result, only those in the front row could read the English subtitles at the bottom of the screen
“The rest of us were forced to peer between the heads of other audience members in the vain hope of working out what was happening on screen…”
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