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Address: 34 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-306 9442

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A visit to see a movie

I'm a regular visitor to the Circus Cinema [it's my 'local' theatre]. The theatre is lovely, very comfortable seats, good sound and picture quality. Staff always well-mannered and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Martinborough, New Zealand
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Martinborough, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm a regular visitor to the Circus Cinema [it's my 'local' theatre]. The theatre is lovely, very comfortable seats, good sound and picture quality. Staff always well-mannered and helpful. Quite often I purchase a glass of wine as well as a ticket; food and drink are allowed in the theatres, which is a bonus. I'd recommend a visit any time.

Thank mareegreenfrog
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Uncommunicative staff member sold us movie tickets eventually . Used our own mobile torch to find way into the dark theatre after the staff member ignored the comment that is was hard to see. Pleasant surroundings but staff assistance was 0% on this occasion.

Thank Barbara D
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We visited Martinborough last week.A local person recommended Circus for a meal. We visited for dinner and were not dissapointed. It was cool evening and we sat next to the wonderful open fire. Service was prompt and the food tasty. We can't compare with other restaurants in town. However, it appeared that most did not open 7 days a week.

Thank Zoe S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Until I arrived in Martinborough I did not know they even had a cinema, let alone a little gem like this. We did not eat at the restaurant so I can not comment on the food or service but it looked excellent. It is a two cinema complex and entirely unexpected in such a small town. Friendly staff, capacious seating... More 

Thank DunedinDuffy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Perfect way to get respite from the super heat in Martinborough! Such a lovely little theatre, we really enjoyed having a glass of wine and seeing a movie here- I noticed some people even had a meal delivered into the theatre whilst watching the movie. Nice staff- great little theatre.

Thank NewZealandishome
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Great theatre that seats only 32. When exiting you don't distract the diners. Saw a movie one night and back for dinner on the second night. Quiet atmosphere, attentive service and lovely meals. Meals smaller sized but quite adequate. Fish on risotto had subtle flavors whilst eggplants stack was a great combination of flavours. Much quieter than rowdy busy pubs... More 

Thank Shelley M
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Nice little cinema in the centre of town. We popped in a couple of hours before the movie to get our tickets and were told that we were able to order food and eat it in the theatre. So we didn't bother eating beforehand thinking that we could eat while watching the movie. When we turned up to watch the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Liked the arthouse movie selection and comfortable seating. Liked the jaffas in the box,. Saw Paddington Bear loved the movie.

Thank janetkeenartist
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We made reservation For a movie and dinner afterwards. Even though they were busy they were friendly and very efficient.. A very enjoyable and relaxing night out.

Thank Janet R
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Went there based on TripAdvisor reviews. Nice venue and neat concept in the way it is a combined theater and restaurant. However, the dishes we tried were very average. I wouldn't recommend going there just for the food. There are many other nicer cafes and restaurants nearby.

1 Thank Goatog

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