Dunstall's Memorial Chapel - Venue for hire
Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, community venue.
Fundraiser movie night?
Dunstall’s Funeral Services is an establishment with a long and trusted role in the Hawke’s Bay community. It is a calm and organised environment, with a gracious space reflecting its traditional role. The staff at Dunstall’s also engage with the community in fund raising and art deco activities, including ‘Death By Chocolate’ Art Deco afternoon tea and a parade of vintage hearses.
The Memorial Chapel at Dunstall’s may be used in the evenings for movie screenings, as a fundraiser or for an experience “in context”.
Some suggestions of movies to watch in a Chapel:
Death at a Funeral: Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage
Departures: Ryoko Hirosue, Masahiro Motoki, Kimiko Yo
Four Weddings and a Funeral: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson
Last Orders : Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins
Elizabethtown: Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay: Elisha Cuthbert, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman
P.S. I Love You: Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland
Bonneville: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen
Grown Ups: Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock
Mr. H Is Late: John Alderton, Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Norman Collier.
Catch and Release: Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis, Timothy Olyphant
A Texas Funeral: Martin Sheen, Robert Patrick, Olivia d’Abo
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada: January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm
The Loved One: James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud
My Mexican Shivah: Jacqueline Voltaire, Blanca Guerra, Sergio Kleiner
Bernie Matthew: McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine
The Pallbearer: Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer, Toni Collette
The Chapel has a 50 inch screen, and seats up to 150 people. It is available after 5pm in the evenings. There is a reception room available for a casual supper if required.
Please enquire for details.
- Projector or Screen
- Small Kitchen
- Sound system
- Tables & chairs included
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Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier’s special point of difference.
A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. On the morning of February 3rd 1931 a massive earthquake – 7.9 on the Richter scale – rocked Hawke’s Bay for more than three minutes. Nearly 260 lives were lost and the vast majority of buildings in the commercial centre of Napier were destroyed, either by the quake itself or the fires that followed.
Rebuilding began almost immediately, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times – Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character – for example, the ASB bank on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets features Maori koru and zigzags.
Napier is one of Hawke’s Bay’s “twin cities” and has a great range of accommodation and activities.