Nik Dirga on the revival of much-loved classics at the cinemas

They're sitting in the dark, watching Jeff Goldblum turn into a fly.

Outside, it's 2019.

Inside the crowded theatre it's 1986 and trailers for Peggy Sue Got Married and Stand By Me are rolling before the main event at Avondale's Hollywood Cinema, David Cronenberg's The Fly.


Long-time fans and newcomers alike are soon screaming and laughing - mostly screaming - at the cult horror classic. Similar scenes are playing out several times a month around Auckland. For local film lovers, everything old is new again.

Revival showings spotlighting classic