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Great little cinema

This cinema has so much charm and we got to watch a film for just $5. There is a great atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Amyliz91
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Widnes, United Kingdom
Tiny weeny art house cinema

On a recent trip to New Zealand, I managed to catch the magnicifent local film Waru at this cinema... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Ann T
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 Feb 2018
“Great little cinema”
10 Feb 2018
“Tiny weeny art house cinema”
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This cinema has so much charm and we got to watch a film for just $5. There is a great atmosphere here and they sell delicious popcorn. They also have free drinking water and glasses which I think is great.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Amyliz91
Reviewed 10 February 2018

On a recent trip to New Zealand, I managed to catch the magnicifent local film Waru at this cinema. It was in the smallest cinema I've ever been to (about 20 seats) but the ambience was good, you can book on line and the film...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I've only been to two cinemas in Auckland... but this is definitely the one to pick. On a rainy night, all the hip people of the city catch a flick there. All the flicks are culturally hip. I would go here alone, with a date,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank srahmh
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Found this gem by accident while using the free library WiFi... the cinema is below the city library. If you’re reading this now, go see WARU!!!!!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite cinema in Auckland and I go here a lot. It's clearly run by people who love movies and they show a nice selection of independent movies. Watch out for their $5 Wednesdays too with a different line up of movies for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kiwi-1976
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent Great Art house movies and can get a wine or beer perfect best kept secret and amazingly ony $5 on Wednesdays

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank boldcreative
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After moving to AKL: I immediately searched for film-club with good taste and offer of advanced movies. We found Academy Cinemas: trying to come here at least twice a week (not only on Wednesday!). I like the movies' selection, local ice-cream, as well as the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank boba b
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Arthouse cinema hidden away under Auckland Library probably has the best chocolate tops in Auckland. Programming is always interesting and intriguing and often controversial. Undeniably a hidden gem.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank viccarson
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I saw 3 films at Academy Cinema over 3 days. I saw 'Marshland' an excellent retro police murder mystery set in the south of Spain in the late 1970s just after the end of the Franco fascist torture regime. Highly recommended. I also saw 'Legend'...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank tonyob999
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Shows a good variety of Documentaries. Small cozy cinemas, you can get snacks and a glass of wine to have whilst watching movie. Great little set up worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank melanieh577
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