A special advanced screening of the last film in the Hobbit trilogy is being aired in a small Wellington cinema, marking the end of an era of more than a decade of the JRR Tolkien inspired films, which were created just down the road.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will show at Miramar's Roxy Cinema next Tuesday morning - at the same time as the worldwide premiere in London.
The film will be shown to an audience of fans, local cast and crew from film production, with Sir Richard Taylor also attending.
The Miramar event was part of a global celebration of the final journey to Middle-earth and would be linked via interactive satellite with the film's London premiere, which would stream live before guests and VIPs prior to watching the highly anticipated finale of The Hobbit Trilogy.
"It's truly fitting that the Wellington celebrations for the film will be held here in Miramar where it all began; as a phenomenal journey and era comes to an end," Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard said.
"The day marks a significant milestone in our career, and I am both excited and eager for what is next to come."
Counting down to the New Zealand release of the film, there would be a special 10-day projection presentation at The Roxy starting December 1, Roxy co-owner Jamie Selkirk said.
The 10-15 minute projection show would play multiple times each night just after sunset.
The presentation followed the film's characters and creatures on their adventures through the first two films leading up to the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Sir Richard said he hoped visitors to The Roxy were inspired, and enjoyed their time in the "heart of the film making capital, Wellington".
In 2011, the cinema had a $7 million revamp, which included funding from Sir Peter Jackson, Mr Selkirk, Sir Richard and his partner Tania Rodger.
The film was the third and final film in Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy and would be released across New Zealand cinemas on December 11.