Bay City Cinemas

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Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand516 contributions
Quite run down
Jul 2019 • Family
The picture and sound quality were fine, but the theatre is rather run down. The whole place needs a good clean and tidy up.
Written July 29, 2019
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raakel_
Tauranga, New Zealand111 contributions
LOVE the Cinemas
Dec 2018
I enjoy going to this cinema - The seats are comfy, the food is always great and car parking is easy at nights 🖤
Written January 6, 2019
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Laura V
Auckland Central, New Zealand37 contributions
Go down the road to Rialto
Oct 2018
Tired. I can here as a child and the carpet is still the same 25 years later. The toilets were atrocious. This business must be doing well but there is no money going back into the Theater. I recommend walking down the road to Rialto.

However the boy with the long hair on the counter was lovely :)
Written October 25, 2018
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Sockhuntas
95 contributions
Nothing special
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is an older theatre that is a little run down seats are a bit grubby and bathrooms need a good clean. Staff are rude and can tell they dont really want to be there and instead of giving good customer service they carry on chatting with other staff members like you are an inconvenience to them. Food over priced but that is like every movie theatre.
Written June 17, 2018
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Rochelle C
Tauranga, New Zealand709 contributions
Weekly Treat
Mar 2018 • Couples
My hubby and I usually treat ourselves once a week and sometimes twice with cheap night Tuesday! Definitely recommend the Cinebuzz club as you get a free ticket after purchasing 6 tickets, also special cinebuzz viewing deals and a weekly $10 movie. Staff always friendly and helpful at the TGA cinema (we haven't been to MT one for ages so don't know what that's like) Agree with other comments that hotdogs are a now extinct creature!! We have asked countless times as nice to have something more substantial, only managed to buy hotdogs on 3 occasions along time ago and they aren't anything like the real hotdogs of old. Definitely recommend getting your tickets and food items online as much easier and faster to just give a code at counter! Good to know too that you have approx 15 mins trailers before movie starts.
Written March 11, 2018
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Jo G
Ohakune Central North Island18 contributions
Better to buy the DVD...
Sep 2017 • Couples
We went to the movie theatre in Tauranga as a treat and were reminded why we don't bother... very expensive and over-priced AND the young man behind the counter seemed uninterested in our questions of the movie starting time (as we would wait for the next session if movie had already started) and took his leisurely time attempting to serve us our frozen drinks, asking other staff why the machine was not working and then us choosing another option... to then have him have discussions with another staff member while we continued to wait having just told us we had 3 minutes to get seated in the cinema for the 15 minute trailers to be finished and the movie to be starting... a little aggravating and definitely NOT great customer skills - I wonder how many hours he would have to work to spend $50 for 2 movie tickets and a drink each and if he would like to pay that to arrive LATE to the movie because some uninterested and unenthusiastic staff member couldn't give a toss??? bummer - wont go there again for our next 'annual' movie treat nor encourage anyone else to bother either... very averge service!!!
Written September 2, 2017
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Anna Fox
Tauranga, New Zealand948 contributions
Average
Jul 2017 • Family
Go here often and its always an ok experience.
The prices and food are so expensive. It makes taking the family out such a hit to the wallet.
One of the main this vs that annoys me it the dam hot dogs. They have been running the new menu for well over a year now and whenever we go they always say they have sold out.
Have tried at an 11.30am movie and a 6pm movie in the last 2 weeks and same thing sold out. Pretty slack to say the least.
Cinemas are normally kept clean and tidy so that's a plus.
Written July 21, 2017
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usakiwimom
Tauranga, New Zealand116 contributions
Expensive and lacking
May 2017 • Family
The last day of the school holidays I brought my boys to see Guardians of the Galaxy, 2. What a great movie, by the way! Too bad I can't say the same for the business.

Having three teenage boys, we had to buy food. And being lunch time we wanted hot dogs. Guess what? No hot dogs - they had run out! Only popcorn and junk. And no Diet Coke! Only Coke Zero (YUK!). They used to have Diet Coke. I guess that will force me to drink more water.

In case you were wondering, it cost $100.50 for our movie and food. Ugh.
Written May 4, 2017
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Brian R
Adelaide, Australia191 contributions
Event cinema
Apr 2017 • Family
Quick and comfortable. Chairs good but i did find it funny that their big cinema was no bigger that our normal ones. Great thing to do when you need a rest.
Written April 28, 2017
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Kim H
Mosgiel, New Zealand20 contributions
Good place to catch a movie
Mar 2017 • Couples
Decided to fill in our Friday night with a trip to the movies. Easy to find, good selection of movies and snacks. Staff were friendly.
Written March 24, 2017
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