Fundraising Movie Premiere

MOTAT is very excited to announce its first movie fundraiser to assist with the conservation of the Short Sunderland V NZ4115.  

Please join us for this premiere viewing of Victoria & Abdul for an evening of history and intrigue at Event Cinemas St Lukes. Be in to win one of our lucky seat draws with fantastic prizes up for grabs such as a night at the SkyCity Grand hotel!

Money raised from this movie fundraiser will go to supporting the conservation of the Short Sunderland V NZ4115.
MOTAT was gifted the Sunderland V NZ4115 when it retired from military service, and as part of its conservation we have been repainting the body, repairing the keel followed by repairs to the internal lighting, conservation of the gun turrets and cleaning of the interior.
To complete the overall conservation project, we need to raise $120,000.

If you would like to contribute more to this project, please see our Give a little page.

  • Date: Wednesday 13 September
  • Time: Movie starts at 6:30pm. Arrival from 6:00pm to get your popcorn and seat
  • Venue: Event Cinemas St Lukes -  Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, 80 St Lukes Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025
  • Cost: $30 pp*

*Please note that the ticket includes a small popcorn and 2 entries into the seat lucky draw. The lucky seat prizes are drawn after the movie has finished.



Victoria & Abdul is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.