Wellington cinema demolition leaves cars completely mangled

The Reading Cinema car park site looks like a car wreckers today as some business owners are allowed back into properties nearby.

Eight cars were plucked from the demolished cinema car park this morning. Source: 1 NEWS

Eight mangled cars plucked from the car park, which was demolished following damage from the Kaikoura quake in November, are lined up outside.

A section of Tory St has now been opened to foot traffic but the cordons won't be fully lifted for another two weeks.

Residents of the evacuated Maison Cabriole apartment block are also expected to be allowed back into their properties within the next two weeks.