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From the Resene News – issue 1/2002

Sports mad - Holy Grail Sports Bar

Holy Grail Sports BarThe old Avon picture theatre in Worcester Street Christchurch has been the subject of an extensive refit and refurbishment, transforming a tired picture theatre into a multi-level sports bar.

Dropping into the pub to watch the game with mates has been turned into a feast of choices at the new Holy Grail Sports Bar. Covering 1488 square metres the complex includes 3 bars, a 60 seat grandstand, corporate boxes, two timezone areas, a restaurant, pizza kitchen, TAB, casino and a Champions of the World outlet. Enough to make any sports fan drool at the mouth, there is also a giant viewing screen measuring 6.5 metres x 7.6 metres viewable from all four levels.

With extremely tight deadlines and literally hundreds of litres to apply, Chris Nicholas Painters and Decorators achieved the stunning result right on schedule. The exterior aged plaster was made weathertight using Resene X-200 weathertight membrane accented by dazzling metallics in the form of Resene Enamacryl Metallic on the horizontal feature bands. The expansive interior has been coated with 700 litres of fire rated Resene Zylone Sheen washable low sheen acrylic on all broadwall areas topped by Resene Zylone 20 flat acrylic on ceilings. The use of low odour interior products meant that punters could move in as soon as the painters had moved out.

Impeccably equipped, the Holy Grail Sports Bar will make it easier for all sports mad fans to feed their addiction with a healthy daily dose of sports.

Builder: Tui Projects and Developments
Designer: Retail Mechanix
Painting Contractor: Chris Nicholas Painters & Decorators
Resene: Tony Walter, Christchurch Architectural Services Representative


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