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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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A cinema with a difference

Loved the leg room and the quaintness of this cinema as it only sat 50 people.We had a cup of tea... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2015
Little000715
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Unmissable!

Having experienced a 'trip of a lifetime' recently by driving throughout the magnificent South... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2015
Junevelyn
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United Kingdom
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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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7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved the leg room and the quaintness of this cinema as it only sat 50 people.We had a cup of tea and a snack which was brought to us and could sit comfortably in a little table beside your chair

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Thanks for your review Little00715, we pride ourselves on our lovely comfy theatre and in helping people enjoy their experience. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed January 19, 2015

Having experienced a 'trip of a lifetime' recently by driving throughout the magnificent South Island we topped our trip with a visit to the Fiordland Cinema to watch the half hour film of what the area has to offer (by air) and were not disappointed....More

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Junevelyn, you "hit the nail on the head" when you say we have slice of heaven on earth! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and loved the film... makes it all worthwhile!

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Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited the cinema before going to Milford sound. This allowed us to understand that we are not even scratching the surface of what is being offered throughout the area. The photography and camera work certainly allows you to be awed by the spectacular views...More

Thank Steve M
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Thanks so much Steve... Fiordland is absolutely immense and the desire to show our guests what they could never see without a helicopter was a big inspiration for making the film. So thank you, we are so pleased that this was the effect it had...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2015

We say the incredible filming of the fiordland area which whet our appetite for our Doubtful Sound trip

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2015

Thanks for your review Jane! We're pleased you enjoyed our film as an introduction to the area.

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Reviewed January 10, 2015

On our fourth trip to Te Anau we finally made it to this cinema to see the scenic half-hour film of the Fiordland area. It's certainly worth a look and gives a series of panoramic views over the wilderness in different seasons, with a stirring...More

Thank Fiona O
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Hi Fiona.... wow, sounds like you are thinking of becoming a local! We're glad you finally found us and enjoyed our film, maybe we'll get to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 10, 2015

Fabulous little cinema in the heart of town. Fun experience to grab a drink and a gourmet snack at the attached Black Dog bar and take it in to watch a film. We caught a fab short film on Fiordlands and southern island. It was...More

Thank Emilia M
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Thanks so much Emilia! We're really glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed January 9, 2015

fabulous scenery, comfy cinema and a good way to escape the rain. Made me want to walk more tracks and explore more of NZ

Thank Perth2go
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Hi Perth2Go and thanks for your review! We certainly are the top indoor activity here on a rainy day... and we're very pleased that we've helped inspire to you get out and enjoy the New Zealand wilderness!

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Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great movie to see as an introduction into Fjordland, would have been better in 3D but you can't have everything :)

Thank Paulbudde
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Thanks for your feedback Paul... 3D would be great fun, but no plans to install it just yet I'm afraid!

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Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had the great pleasure of viewing The Hobbit at this cinema and loved the big comfy seats, the in cinema service and fantastic considerate customer service. They have an interval which I loved as we used to have them many years ago in Adelaide...More

Thank Hallett505
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Thanks so much for your review Hallett505! I hope your wife is feeling better... I do remember! We're glad you got to see the Hobbit with us, it is quite special to see a movie like this here in it's birthplace. The same goes for...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well worth a visit and only 20 dollars per head to see a spectacular movie with music via a surround sound system. If you can't do a helicopter ride this is the next best thing.

Thank Hassendeanbandb
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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2015

Thanks for your review Hassendeanbandb, "the next best thing to helicopter flight" is definitely an appropriate description of our movie! Just a little note for future readers... our admission price is $10 per adult. Glad you liked it!

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