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“beatiful film” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fiordland Cinema

Fiordland Cinema
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park, Ata Whenua - Shadowland (pronounced 'Ata-fenua'; also known as 'Fiordland on Film') takes you on an unforgettable cinematic journey through one of the most awe inspiring landscapes on earth. See the Fiordland World Heritage wilderness you would not otherwise get to see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed across extremes of the seasons, climate and terrain. Set to a stunning original soundtrack with no spoken / written words, Ata Whenua can be enjoyed by all. Running time: 32 minutes. Fiordland Cinema also screens regular feature movies - please check website for details.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“beatiful film”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We watched a film made by photographer's and was that some thing very well done people great camera work

Visited March 2014
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“Great little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Boutique cinema build especially to show the Fiordland film made locally. They now show major films too but only have 1 screen so limited. Seats about 50-60 people so cosy. You are able to take drinks in with you, seats are extremely comfy. Worth a visit if you have the time especially for the short Fiordland film costing $10pp.

Visited April 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Pre Fiordland track talk....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great local wines....local theatre is worth a night out ...and the local movie is a must do....meet Bard who knows everyone....

Visited February 2014
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“Comfortable Environment for Movie Viewing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This boutique cinema has seating for nearly 60 and is typical of several in similar sized small towns in the southern part of South Island. The attached bar sells snacks and drinks which you can take in with you although the ledges adjoining the wide armrests could do with a space cut out for your glass, to avoid the danger of spilling at exciting screen moments! As mentioned by others, the half hour showing of the fiordland travalogue Shadowland is time exceedingly well spent. NZ makers of this genre are arguably the best around, and the outstanding photography is stunningly beautiful. In the evenings the cinema screens a rotation of two or three recently released movies per week, par for the local course. We were lucky enough on Good Friday to see a special preview of the excellent depiction of the life of Christ 'Son of God'.

Visited April 2014
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“Ata Whenua (Shadowlandd) is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This was my third time watching the stunning footage of Fjordland National Park and as every time it enchanted me. The little cinema is the ideal place to watch this movie taking you to the most spectacular placed in Fjordland filmed from a helicopter. Almost as good as flying in the helicopter yourself.

Visited April 2014
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