News for Dec. 01, 2004

King Kong filming in stately theatres

12/01/04, 9:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Two of New Zealand's grandest theatres will be used before Christmas to film scenes for Peter Jackson's $200 million movie King Kong. Secrecy surrounds what will be filmed in the 90-year-old Opera House in Wellington and the 75-year-old Civic Theatre in Queen St, Auckland. But one of the main scenes in the original 1933 King Kong had the 15-metre tall gorilla chained on stage at a New York theatre. Kong breaks his chains and escapes. Filming at the Opera House will take place from next Monday till December 10. [More]