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Neat experience while on a tropical island

Note that I was shopping in the area saw the cinema and wanted to buy a ticket but was told that... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Calgary, Canada
Empire strikes back

It was 27 years since I had been to this theatre and from the road it looked like nothing had... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Taina S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Average17%
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  • Terrible2%
Jan 9, 2019
“Neat experience while on a tropical island”
Jun 6, 2018
“Empire strikes back”
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Note that I was shopping in the area saw the cinema and wanted to buy a ticket but was told that they needed a minimum of 4 customers before they would show the movie - cool! Luckily for me there was enough "demand" and they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobbyMar111
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Everyone who visits Rarotonga should go to at least one movie here. A wonderful, big airy theatre with great screen and sound. Comfy seats and yummy cone ice cream. Great prices and you can use your senior card. Restroom spotless. Could give Readings, Hoyts and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NZJess
Reviewed June 6, 2018

It was 27 years since I had been to this theatre and from the road it looked like nothing had changed BUT inside it now has 3 theatres and the one I went to was HUGE - it was not NZ flash but ok and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Taina S
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is the ONLY place to see movies on the big screen, but even then it is not worth going to! I can only comment on the smaller theatre as this was the one we had to watch our movie in. It is smelly, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KiwiShezza
Reviewed January 4, 2018

The Empire Theatre has all the latest movies but it is not a flash place. It is quite run down. If you can look past that, then you will be fine. Sometimes the movies listed on the hotline and on their facebook page etc are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Cooksta
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Only theater in town, limited options, but its there if you want to see a movie. Popcorn and drinks are dated and feels like a theater from the 70s but well you are on a small island in the mid of nowhere so you take...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank viv_ab
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The sound and screen are both very good however the theatre smelled like mould and was hard to breathe and I wouldn't recommend it for people with asthma or kids. We were in cinema number 3 which was upstairs. The seats are not your average...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank step g
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I was able to watch Moana earlier than I thought i was able to view it, as it came out almost a month later here. Its air-conditioned and has fans to push the cold air around I think. The seats are average, but doesnt not...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank elima718
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Watched XXX THe Retunr of Xander Cage (In case you were confused by the XXX). Is an okay cinema for a small island. Seats were basic but screen and sound were good. We like to watch a movie in every country we go and could...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Plummo78
Reviewed July 28, 2016

See some of the latest blockbusters before it's released in your home country. Movies shown are released same time as US or before. Can't go wrong. Great family entertainment and conveniently located in town so you can eat out before a showing or after.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ovaia L
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