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Nice Wee Cinema

Lovely wee comfortable Cinema. My friends took me here and I Loved it. Lovely atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and comfortable. Good selection of refreshments available. Helpful service from all... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average3%
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“Nice Wee Cinema”
6 Aug 2018
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The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street | Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 9911
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our city lost a number of cinemas after the December 2010 aftershock. Our favourite being The Academy which was situated in the beautiful Arts Centre. Now relocated in The Colombo Sydenham Christchurch. Beautifully furnished. Amazing comfortable seating. You feel just like watching a movie at...More

1  Thank Grania R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place is not a good advertisement for privately owned cinemas. Not particularly comfortable, rude staff and high prices. Don't waste your time and money.More

5  Thank booky78
Darren C, Owner at Academy Gold Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Thanks for your review, however it doesn’t make a lot of sense. You have picked us up for a number of things : 1) Comfort – we have the latest in luxury cinema seating throughout the cinemas and leather armchairs in our spacious foyer. 2)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely wee comfortable Cinema. My friends took me here and I Loved it. Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff.

Thank SoniyaS159
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Feeling a little dissapointed, we have visited this theatre many times before and pretty much is a good experience. However, being late was not a good experience. Totally our fault so im not bashing the theatre as such, only the queing up line is a...More

Thank LaurenM4545
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Very clean and comfortable. Good selection of refreshments available. Helpful service from all staff.

Thank JanetEdwards5926
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Very comfortable seats, spotlessly clean toilets, great staff - very helpful and plenty of close by parking.

Thank RosalieLyttle
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is a gem of a theater set within an eclectic shopping center. The movies shown are first rate and first runs. The theater and lobby area is nicely appointed and very clean. The staff is very helpful. Don’t miss a visit!

Thank ChicagoFred
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Can’t rate this place more highly, it’s elegance takes you back in time. Worth paying the little bit extra for that vintage feeling. Saying that if you can wait until the Tuesday specials, the price is on par to the larger movie chains. I think...More

Thank gdub500
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Comfortable boutique cinema with his films. Note: don't accept credit cards but cash and eftpos is fine. A bit more seating in foyer would be good, but again not critical - you're about to sit fir an hour or two! Nice coffee.

Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the Academy Gold Cinema for the first and I was very impressed. The decor is very stylish and welcoming. Quality range of refreshments to enhance your viewing experience

Thank trevord612
Reviewed 11 February 2017

One of the few cinemas that shows the movies we want to see. It is described as an Art House Cinema. Just three cinemas with seating for around 48 people in each. So on weekends or if a movie is very popular best to pre...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 20 September 2016

There are three small theatres at this Cinema and they have one of the best selections of movies in town. The offerings include well reviewed International and home grown films and is more of boutique cinema experience than the big chains who speciaise in the...More

Thank milliesmum2016
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26 February 2016|
Response from Darren C | Property representative |
We have slices, confectionery, coffee and have a licensed bar. Thanks