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Dorothy Browns

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1968
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A quirky little gem!

This is a fabulous little cinema, tucked away down a side street in Arrowtown. There are two... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RetiredBritz
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An absolute gem!

This is an absolutely gorgeous quirky little boutique cinema, with a bar and bookshop. We loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annette s
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheeseboard” (18 reviews)
“cheese board” (18 reviews)
“comfy seats” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 1968
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"cheeseboard"
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"bean bags"
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"boutique cinema"
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"small cinema"
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"movie experience"
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"star wars"
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"wine and cheese"
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"whilst watching"
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"sound quality"
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"main theatre"
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"nice evening"
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"intimate setting"
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"for sale"
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"drinking wine"
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"local wine"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fabulous little cinema, tucked away down a side street in Arrowtown. There are two cinemas; the main one holds 40 people, and The Den holds just 20. We went to the latter to watch The Darkest Hour. Sitting on a variety of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely gorgeous quirky little boutique cinema, with a bar and bookshop. We loved this place so much we went back two nights running! The huge comfy seats have little tables between them to put your local craft beer or wine, or freshly...More

Thank annette s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a boutique independent cinema with one main screen and another smaller one. What is unusual is that the seating is very comfortable with a little tray between each pair of seats, and there are plenty of chairs and sofas to lounge around in...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Watching a film in an intimate setting while sitting on a sofa or in a chair under a chandelier while snacking on olives and cheese was pure delight. Can't recommend seeing a movie here highly enough!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic cinema. Came here a few years back and loved it. Returned to find it even better. The den has been transformed. The best cinematic experience ever! Wow. Keep up the good work Dorothy. It's a night out with a difference and I...More

Thank JoeLeics
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is such a quaint little cinema, you can get your wine and cheese and settle down into a comfy chair for the movie of choice - for us it was Murder on the Orient Express Great that there is an interval for toilet break...More

Thank Rowies2011
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Obviously there are 2 theatres. if you get the large one its a cool setup with a screen and projector that is outdated but good enough with the atmosphere and service to make it an experience that is worthwhile. If you get the small cinema...More

Thank Paulycoo
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place, I really did - but left disappointed. It was our first time there and from the minute we walked in, we felt like we were imposing. I let the lady know that it was our first time there...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I have never been to such a delightful cinema. Big comfortable seats intimate cinema. Great choice of NZ nibbles and wine to take in with you as you watch the movie

Thank momand
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Love love love this cinema. From the opulent roof and chandeliers to the big comfy chairs and blankets and bean bags. Sit back and watch great movies while sipping local wine with a cheese board or your obligatory bag of Jaffa's.

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Rawinia M
16 September 2017|
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Response from kftraveller2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure as I don't live down there was only visiting. Am sure they have a website you could get online and see what is showing 😊
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