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“Great local cinema.”
Review of Mayfair Theatre

Mayfair Theatre
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Kaikoura
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Owner description: A fantastic community owned and run 1930's art deco building screening the latest blockbusters and popular movies.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great local cinema.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Only open at selected times. Still has half time for icecreams!! And a nice place to visit on a wet day or if you need sometime out.

Visited June 2013
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Wellington
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice & Cute”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stands out in the town.Wud surely go again if there's anything nice playing. Parking is available in plenty right outside.

Visited June 2013
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Kaikoura
2 reviews
“A New Zealand icon”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A standout art deco building, friendly staff, great movie and desperately trying to survive in difficult time I expect

Visited May 2013
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Movie Theater!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This theatre is Awesome! It's an old art Deco Style Theater that brings you back a few years. The Staff are very kind, and it's kept clean. The movies are a bit behind- which is great because I finally got to see Django unchained when nobody else was showing it. The intermission is nice as a smoker with a small bladder.
This is great for a rainy day or a nice night out- after dinner.

Visited April 2013
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Ettalong Beach NSW
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delightful old school cinema”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Mayfair is a labour of love for its volunteer workers and the Kaikoura region would be so much the poorer without it, as there is no other theatre or cinema for many miles. It was screening Thurs, Fri & Sat during my recent visit. One film only per night. Luckily it was one this avid moviegoer had not yet managed to see, so I was delighted to be able to go along and see Amour. They still use the old "Admit One" paper tickets torn from a roll. Apparently they usually have a half time intermission, but we (the 30 odd people in attendance) were told that this particular film was a digital copy - so no need to change the reels - so no intermission. One lady promptly popped up and said she'd have to have her intermission ice cream - would they mind waiting while she went and got it? Laughs all round!

Visited April 2013
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