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Lovely local cinema

My husband and I went to the Mayfair one Friday evening during a short stay in Kaikoura - we were... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Really good cinema showing the latest movies.

I stumbled on this place on my way down to the peninsula walkway and was pleasantly surprised to be... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Don S
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Oct 29, 2016
A fantastic community owned and run 1930's art deco building screening the latest blockbusters and popular movies.
80 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5859
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to inform you all that it is closed. There was a big fence around the movie theatre and the last movie that seemed to have been playing was the storks. I don't know when it will reopen.

Thank Angel W
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I didn't go because they are not showing the movie I wanted to see and don't intend to either in spite of it being one of the biggest anticipated movies this year. And I didn't like their attitude when I asked about it either.

Thank HCParkinson
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Mayfair one Friday evening during a short stay in Kaikoura - we were worried it might be quite busy as went to see a new film just after its release but we were pleasantly surprised that the cinema...More

Thank Jenoire_Marie
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I stumbled on this place on my way down to the peninsula walkway and was pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by friendly staff. I booked my ticket there and then and returned several hours later to see Deadpool. This made for a fantastic end to...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed March 11, 2016

I went to the cinema two times during my stay in Kaikoura. I really liked the film selection, pretty much up to date. Normally priced cinema tickets (15 dollars, or on cincema day 12 dollars) It's small but really cosy. I really liked the whole...More

Thank PpiaP
Reviewed February 19, 2016

This was a delightful find along the seafront road toward the southern end of town. It has a good-sized screen, the seats are pretty comfortable and the pre-film commercials were mercifully short. Entrance fees and ice cream prices were very reasonable. This institution deserves the...More

Thank PompeyPoseur
Reviewed January 25, 2016

Good selection of films, and clear preview by enthusiastic staff. A great way to spend a windy evening in Kaikoura

Thank Yol-kiwi
Reviewed November 4, 2015

We noted the box office was open on our way to dinner and stopped and asked to look around. We had seen the film showing but were welcomed to take a look inside. Wished we could go back and see a film.

Thank Teresa H
Mayfair_Kaikoura, Manager at Mayfair Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2015

Thank you for your comment! Please do stop in next time to watch a film if you're ever back in town.

Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had an evening to burn some time so went to the Mayfair Theatre. I noticed that the films being played were fairly new releases, which I was pleasantly surprised by. Tickets were reasonably priced, the theatre was very neat and clean, the seats were...More

Thank racheldownard
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a great local historic theatre showing three films a day. And its cheaper than a contemporary cinema. They have a modern digital projector so can show the latest films. Also, they have an actual silver screen, so 3D films look great on it....More

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