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Great little theatre

We had brunch before a movie on the weekend. The cabinet food looked nice, but reality was it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KiwiKerry53
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Wellington, New Zealand
Busy Tuesday

We came here to watch a movie in the middle of the day on a Tuesday. We didn't realise how busy the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Weetbix7
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had brunch before a movie on the weekend. The cabinet food looked nice, but reality was it actually looked better than it was. I do find it frustrating that you have to line up for the cafe regardless of whether you just want a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here to watch a movie in the middle of the day on a Tuesday. We didn't realise how busy the place was - they have $10 tickets all day on a Tuesday and it also seems that the local pensioners take advantage of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Penthouse last night to watch a film, we did not get food. It’s a lovely old cinema that has 4 screens. It’s reasonably priced with other cinemas in similar areas we have lived in or been to. Would be good not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years. Still love the place. Cinemas are all fine although the Vogue Suite is on the small side and lowers the experience somewhat. My last visit to the cafe was a let down though. $7 for a small sliver of chocolate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Orders gift card tickets for Christmas online. Then phone up to say I will collect them. Staff told me they didn’t need to write something down as I told them I didn’t want the tickets sent. Tickets end up being sent to my home in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I have been a customer of this cafe for years and have always encountered below average service and bar a few members of their staff, the majority display different levels of incompetence. This has ranged from asking questions about their menu to be told it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great local cinema with adjoining cafe/restaurant. Atmospheric old world surroundings, with large modern comfortable seating in theatres and nice food and drinks available on site. Good parking available right outside for $2 an hour. The whole place is clean, inviting and has a great range...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TaniaO730
Reviewed June 29, 2018

My wife and I had dinner here prior to a movie. We had pre-ordered so the wait time was not excessive. I ordered the burger. It was reasonable but lacked two of the ingredients shown on the menu (which I did not realise until I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast this morning at 10 prior to an 11am movie. Hardly anyone there and yet our breakfasts took almost 40 minutes to arrive and were then luke warm when they did. Really need to lift their game on service as there are lots...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank grace_smit
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Having bought Grab One deal for Dinner and a Movie we thought we would use this on Valentines night. Big mistake, HUGE! We decided to see the 6pm showing of Darkest Hour and ordered our meal prior to going into the movie - our first...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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