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“A great start to your Stewart Island experience”
Review of Bunkhouse Theatre

Bunkhouse Theatre
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Owner description: The Bunkhouse Theatre shows a quirky 40minute film about Stewart Island, titled A LOCAL'S TAIL. A Local's Tail introduces local characters, community colour, and the struggles and triumphs of the island pioneers, both past and present. Producers, Pete Davis and Penny Golias, hope to answer the myriad of questions that holiday makers have about the 'why' and 'how' of Stewart Island, from the most reliable of all sources - the pub (or more accurately, from the yarns overheard at the pub by a local dog). The film shows everyday throughout the summer. See the board outside for daily session times.
Christchurch
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great start to your Stewart Island experience”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Check out the history and quirkiness of the Island shown in the movie in this cute wee theatre. It is a great way to start your Stewart Island holiday as it puts the whole place in perspective.
I loved the popcorn machine too
Very well done.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Jackson, Wyoming
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun to see.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I enjoyed the film. I watched it at the end of day two of being on the island and it was fun to recognize people I had seen and met on the island. The dog was fun as the narrator. I would have liked to have met the dog but missed out on that during my screening she was probably taking a nap at home. I learned stuff and enjoyed the 40 mins. A tad bit expensive- $8 would be more like it.

Visited January 2013
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Cairns
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Gorgeous little boutique theatre with charm”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Went in to see a locals tail, interesting to hear the history depicted through a dogs eyes and even got to meet her as an added bonus! Definitely worth a visit if you have some time up your sleeve. Friendly owners, quirky seating, funky popcorn machine. All in all a simply welcoming environment to feel comfortable and at ease while unwinding on Stewart island.

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Encinitas, California
Level 6 Contributor
362 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“See this soon after landing”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Well done, light hearted, historical, through the eyes of a real local!
A wee bit expensive, but good for the local economy. Quaint little theatre.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Bunk house”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

awesome movie and learnt so much about the island and its history and the people who run it were excellent and really friendly love the pop corn machine

Visited January 2013
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