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Light House Petone

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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To sit in comfortable lounge chairs and enjoy a glass of wine/beer plus the great movie we chose to... read more

Reviewed today
Perth, Australia
A real niche venue

You can go here and select from a large selection of films. Before or after that, you can enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael Z
via mobile
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabinet food”(7 reviews)
“great cinema”(3 reviews)
Going to the cinema is about so much more than watching a film. At Light House we try to create an environment of comfort and sophistication to deliver a unique cinema experience. In Petone, our cinema offers a warm and inviting venue. From our...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
52 Beach Street, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-939 2061
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I like this movie theater, about the same price per ticket as 'regular' cinemas. You can get a wine and food before the event that you take into the movie with you. There's a good range of movies to watch in 2D or 3D. The...More

1  Thank donhF1469WZ
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Movie never starts on time. That plays on a tiny screen. But for me the issue was the volume. I couldn't hear it does no one monitor sound output. Ii know they cater for older people. But couldn't hear

3  Thank RichardG5125
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Reviewed today

To sit in comfortable lounge chairs and enjoy a glass of wine/beer plus the great movie we chose to see. 5 different theatres x 5 different movies. Something we don't seem to have in Perth Australia, maybe we do - I shall have to hunt...More

Thank HenReeTess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can go here and select from a large selection of films. Before or after that, you can enjoy a leisurely drink, alcoholic or otherwise, from a very good selection. Alternatively, you can enjoy tasty cabinet food, made freshly daily. Very kool atmosphere with very...More

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome experience, great coffee and really comfortable seating with plenty of room Sound levels acceptable for reasonably small theatres

Thank Dream821230
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Great for the movies but also to meet and greet the locals and enjoy an ice cream, coffee, wine or beer with something more substantial to eat on the side. for planning website super.

Thank JudyB2749
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Went to see Mama Mia. Enjoyed the film, loved the pre-film ice cream. Embraced the comfortable seating. Good service from staff when booking seats by phone and on arrival.

Thank donald p
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and ambience. This small cinema complex has comfortable couch seating; shows quality movies and provides wine and yummy finger food .

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Love coming here for a catch up with friends to have a great coffee, and to see a movie and not to forget the ice-cream. Staff are always very friendly.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lighthouse is a convivial place to catch up, whether you are going to a movie or not. Great coffee, good wine selection and plenty of snacks to choose from. The theatres are warm and inviting and screenings al;ways on time. The online booking app is...More

Thank LoFlyaNZ
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Simply the best place to watch movies in Petone - great staff, excellent movie selection and knowledgable audiences...

Thank Peter6424
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Lovely, cosy theater. The couches are brilliant - comfy and perfect size with someone you know, might be a bit close with a stranger! Great selection of snacks and drinks.

Thank ellencnz
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