The film industry begins to emerge from a three-month coronavirus shutdown.
The blockbuster will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand.
'Avatar' crew arrived in the country on a chartered plane to shoot the sequel of the epic science-fiction film
Film and TV production came to halt around the globe in mid-March.
Witnesses said that after the screenings many in the audience stood up to applaud and some cried out "Bravo".
Avatar was released in 2009.
Avatar” director James Cameron’s latest project takes audiences back to the humble beginnings of science fiction movies, long before films like “Star Wars” sold billions of dollars worth of tickets and dominated popular culture.
Actress Zoe Saldana is happy release dates for the long-anticipated sequels to 2009 box office smash hit "Avatar" have been announced, joking she does not want to get "too old" to not be able to do her own stunts in the adventure fantasy. At the weekend, the official "Avatar" Facebook page posted a photo of director James Cameron with a production team beneath a caption reading: "Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. "The journey…