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Cinema with a community feel

Lovely little cinema with welcoming charm and character. We watched “The old man & the gun” in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dungannon, United Kingdom
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Movie on a cold wet day...with a blanket to snug up to with a wine in hand!

What better way to enjoy a movie in a quaint,cosy,comfy and idyllic cinema? A cold snap for this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janice B
Sydney, Australia
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Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little cinema with welcoming charm and character. We watched “The old man & the gun” in the smaller room which held approx 18 people. You sit on sofas with a little table beside you. Seating is tiered too so visibility is good. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What better way to enjoy a movie in a quaint,cosy,comfy and idyllic cinema? A cold snap for this time of the year meant a visit to this cinema and a pop in to neighbouring shops. The cheese platter to share and a glass of wine,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janice B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Loved this little cinema in Arrowtown. Lounges to sink into, cosy cinema size, old world style lobby, wine and cheese to nibble...definitely an experience to have more than once when visiting this beautiful part of New Zealand.

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

Visited Arrowtown one cold and rainy day and stumbled across Dorothy Browns cinema. So much character - it was like stepping back in time. Beautifully decorated and extremely comfy. Loved watching Ladies in Black there. If you are in Arrowtown - call in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tinap00l
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Saw Solo (Star Wars) in the smaller "Den" cinema. We should've booked as there were only 3 seats left for 5 of us so my son and I watched it sitting in bean bags up the front while the wife and 2 teenage daughters sat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Enjoyed a movie in the “ Den” boutique cinema today. Adjacent to the main theatre. Co mfortable lounge seating, refreshments available I.e wine,. Venue also has a fine selection of books for sale. Warm and cosy on a NZ winter day. Prices for over 65.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank carole m
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Love going to the movies here. Has a warm welcoming atmosphere. Get a wine and cheese platter and sit in really comfortable lounges to watch your flick. Also includes a good old fashioned intermission! One of my favourite places to go alone or with friends.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hatzidis
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Alert to all wittertainees. Went to see “The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society” on a wet afternoon. What a little gem, both the film and an amazing tiny little cinema. Mark Kermode would love it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nick71959
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Our first night visiting Arrowtown we opted on a visit to Dorothy Brown’s cinema - a classic theatre that has been an Arrowtown icon for years. Our movie screened in the Den, the smaller of the 2 theatres and we opted for lounge seating. As...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank OzFr0g
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to discover a movie theatre in Arrowtown. It doubles as a bookstore. The decor is well done and the seats are super comfortable.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rawinia M
September 16, 2017|
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Sorry I am not sure as I don't live down there was only visiting. Am sure they have a website you could get online and see what is showing 😊