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Fiordland Cinema

7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8844
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Ata Whenua

Lovely boutique cinema with the most comfortable chairs. The staff here are lovely. I had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LMC_II
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Methven, New Zealand
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Seen Ata Whenua many times, will not go again now that it has changed

I had been to see Ata Whenua a handful of times over the past few years and loved it every time. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Russell M
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Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park, Ata Whenua - Shadowland (pronounced 'Ata-fenua'; also known as 'Fiordland on Film') takes you on an unforgettable cinematic journey through one of the most awe inspiring landscapes on earth. See the Fiordland World Heritage wilderness you would not otherwise get to see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed across extremes of the seasons, climate and terrain. Set to a stunning original soundtrack with no spoken / written words, Ata Whenua can be enjoyed by all. Running time: 32 minutes. Fiordland Cinema also screens regular feature movies
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely boutique cinema with the most comfortable chairs. The staff here are lovely. I had a lovely glass of wine and watched the Ata Whenua 'Shadowlands' film. A must see for anyone visiting Te Anau.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to see Ata Whenua a handful of times over the past few years and loved it every time. It was a short film with no commentary, just a great soundtrack with wonderful landscape shots. We were expecting the same this time, but...More

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Called in here after we returned from Milford Sound. We went into see the Fiordland flm which was excellent and complemented our sail on the Milford Sound. The seats were very comfortable and it was good to be able to buy and take in a...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This little cute gem only holds 53 people at a viewing . The cinema was especially build to show the film made to depict the Fiordland which took 2 seasons to film to show the complete yearly cycle of live . All the seats are...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Came early for wine and delicious cheese platters. Did not expect to find such a gem in Te Anau! Really enjoyed the half-hour movie, "Shadowland" (Ata Whenua) - aerial scenery from the Fiordland region, set to music. Big, comfy seats; drinks were allowed, too. Liked...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable seats....so my young daughter fell a sleep... I think it is great experience but become relevant only if your kids are actually can understand what they see and show interest, I think from age ~9.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

After watching Fiordland On Film at Fiordland Cinema I am convinced that the only way to experience Fiordland is by helicopter. A Milford Cruise just dosnt cut it when you realise that you are only seeing a tiny insignificant fraction of the actual national park....More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We went here twice during our stay in the Anau as we were positively surprised by the place. It's a cute little cinema with very friendly staff. It was not expensive and a great way to spend a rainy evening in te Anau.

Thank Sabine R
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss taking in the 30 minute aerial film on Fiordland. Beautiful photography mostly from helicopters by professional movie crews. Comfy lounge chair theatre. Enjoy!

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We heard multiple people raving about Fjordland on Film, so decided we needed to give it a try. It's a 31 minute documentary showing the four seasons of Fjordland as seen from the air. The video is accompanied by music, but no narration. The theater...More

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