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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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Waste of time and money

This movie has some stunning scenery and vistas but lacks any commentary so for those not from the... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2017
Jack B
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Great service and comfy huge seats!

The young woman who served us was so helpful and also gave advice on Te Anau to the gentlemen in... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

This movie has some stunning scenery and vistas but lacks any commentary so for those not from the area there is no context. Expensive for a 30 minute presentation.

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

The young woman who served us was so helpful and also gave advice on Te Anau to the gentlemen in front of us. She served up popcorn in a proper bowl to your seat in the cinema which was massive! Plus they had intermission -...More

Thank courtsnzl
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Lovely small cinema with huge seats and good sound system. Welcoming and comfortable. Nice bar next door to have a beer beforehand.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The Fiordland Cinema itself is a pretty nice cinema with great sound and really large comfortable seats. The film itself is really well made with breathtaking arial photography and a decent sound track. Great introduction to the area.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

A nice small, cosy, quaint and clean theatre. Our family watched the half hour Shadowland film which showcases the spectacular Fiorlands. A great film to get a true appreciation of the beauty of this area that tours can only give you a very small snippet...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Came here for a famil to see the Great Movie on the Sounds which was spectacular and so darn interesting as well as atmospheric. The cinema staff were friendly and helpful knowing we were not from the district but from North Island. We enjoyed drinks...More

Thank karina f
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Fiordland On Film is a Must See when you are visiting Te Anau. 30 minute movie showcasing Stunning Fiordland. Fantastic and not to be missed. Many screenings per day during the summer season.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Great short film , about the shadowlands, absolutely blown away by the scenery and the surroundings, loved i. Staff friendly and helpful

Thank RichardvG
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This cinema offers a wonderful introduction to the Fiordlands. Go 15 minutes early and get a beverage / snacks from the Black Dog bar connected to the cinema.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Large seats that you can get very comfortable in. Nice option being able to purchase cheesecakes or coffees to eat during the movie. It pays to book ahead if it is during the school holidays. It's a bit pricey.

Thank SRVM2013
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