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Mayfair Theatre

80 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+6433195859
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: A fantastic community owned and run 1930's art deco building screening the latest blockbusters and popular movies.
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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This little gem needs to be used. It is cosy and comfortable , with friendly staff. My son and I loved latest lego 3d experience here. Perfect for a rainy day in kaikoura activity

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Cheviot, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Yes, Kaikoura has a 3D cinema. I went with my father in law and we enjoyed the show and the location.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lovely old building with an old fashioned feel, such a change from the modern Cineplex experience. A little pricey for 3D films but still worth a look if you are in town.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A must for an evenings entertainmen. Just one large room to show a variety of new releases at different times in the day. Excellent surround sound and comfy chairs. Original "reel-to-reel" equipment on show.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Only open at selected times. Still has half time for icecreams!! And a nice place to visit on a wet day or if you need sometime out.

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Wellington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stands out in the town.Wud surely go again if there's anything nice playing. Parking is available in plenty right outside.

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Kaikoura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A standout art deco building, friendly staff, great movie and desperately trying to survive in difficult time I expect

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This theatre is Awesome! It's an old art Deco Style Theater that brings you back a few years. The Staff are very kind, and it's kept clean. The movies are a bit behind- which is great because I finally got to see Django unchained when nobody else was showing it. The intermission is nice as a smoker with a small... More

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Ettalong Beach NSW
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Mayfair is a labour of love for its volunteer workers and the Kaikoura region would be so much the poorer without it, as there is no other theatre or cinema for many miles. It was screening Thurs, Fri & Sat during my recent visit. One film only per night. Luckily it was one this avid moviegoer had not yet... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Put this on your list of things to do. You need to check out the listings in advance as they do not have regular screenings. This is how the movies used to be, they even have intermisson!! You may not see the latest releases but it is worth seeing something again just to get the experience.

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