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“Nice classic cinema.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Embassy Theatre- Wellington

The Embassy Theatre- Wellington
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Nice classic cinema.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We go here at least a couple of times a year. This is a nice classic cinema. The first cinema with a bar downstairs with a fireplace. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Feel the pulse of NZ movie industry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is the place where Peter Jackson's magic is so visible. Great movie theatre, cafe and on top of all: perfect location. What else you want!

Visited February 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best theatre in Wellington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I love coming back here. There is a lot of history in these walls and many memories if you are a Wellingtonian. Great staff working here and the cinema is world class. Even if you dont want to see a movie, this place is worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We got to visit the Embassy Theatre twice in December 2013 - once for the Charity Gala Premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and a second time a few days later, at its first midnight showing. Everything was decorated in style! There were various Hobbit-related props on display throughout the building, such as costumes and weapons used during filming and enormous cardboard cutouts. They really went the extra mile.

Next to all these fun extras, the place itself looked beautiful and well maintained. Viewing the movie was a treat: the screen was enormous and Dolby Atmos blew us away. The chairs were very comfortable, especially the platinum ones, with plenty of leg space. Also worth noting is the very attentive staff, as they helped us greatly when we had ticket issues.

If you're in Wellington and want to catch a movie, it seems this is the place to be!

Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Monthly movie haunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Love the Embassy Theatre - so much better than the other one down the street. Friendly helpful staff and the theatre is always clean.

Visited April 2014
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