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The Courtenay Place is the perfect place to go out for a few evening drinks with friends, or to party all weekend! Located in the district of Te Aro, the place has a selection of pubs, bars and restaurants, which are open until early morning. You could try a wide range of drinks here, especially their famous craft beer! A lot of cute cafes are also located here, in case you’re not a party person. The area also hosts a large number of art festivals throughout the year, including the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
Apart from this, there are also a large number of cinemas here, each with their own niche. For instance, the first professional theatre of New Zealand, Downstage Theatre, opened here in 1964. The Paramount Theatre, which is no longer functional, is located here and was the first theatre of the city. The Embassy theatre has seen premiers of various movies, the most famous being the Lord of the Rings franchise. Make sure you stroll along the street at least once during your time in Wellington!