Wellington's Reading cinema closes after earthquake report

The large Reading Cinemas complex on Wellington's Courtenay Place has closed until further notice following an independent engineers' report.

The report found a potential risk in parts of the building should an earthquake hit, it said, and the building would remain closed until a final assessment had been completed.

The building houses a movie complex, food court and retail stores.

The building's car park was demolished after it was damaged by the 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake in 2016.

A statement was released on the cinema's Facebook page early this morning.

A statement on the cinema's closure was posted to Facebook today. Source: Facebook / Reading Cinemas Courtenay Central

The company said tickets could be redeemed at Reading Cinemas in Porirua or by emailing for a full refund.

The company who runs the complex isn't answering questions. Source: 1 NEWS