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4 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We ended up in the Fiordland Cinema on a Snow day last week. We really enjoyed this short 30 minute film on the area. New Zealand is an amazing, beautiful country and this film says it all.

Visited July 2014
Thank MYarbrough
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Cosy comfy small cinema..loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Going to the cinema was definitely not in my agenda while visiting Te Anau but during my journey at Doubtful Sound, a local strongly recommended us to go watch a short film about Fiordland - Ata Whenua which means Shadowland. I was intrigued and I got some spare time after returning to town from Doubtful Sound before catching the late bus to the next city. So why not? And it's a short film for only about 35 mins so...let's go check it out!

Fiordland Cinema is a small cinema but it's very comfy, cosy and I really liked it! The seats were comfortable, it's clean and the staff were friendly too. And the movie..WOW! Spectacular! It totally showcases the beauty and majestic landscapes of Fiordland National Park and its power of nature is clearly projected through the big screen. It's got amazing soundtracks that really put you in the zone. I really felt as if I was actually there! I was awe-struck. The movie was beautifully directed and has amazing colors and sounds. Breathtaking! You really got to see it! If only it was a 2 hr movie...that'd be awesome!!!! :-D

It really gave me the chance to see how lucky NZ is to be blessed with such diverse nature. The film also shows what most ppl don't get to see for various reason, either due to location wise or time wise or money wise HAHAHAHA
cos seriously to see ALL OF THAT....you need to fly over or hike for days or whatever. And someone needs to foot the bills to do all that..Hahaha

Anyway you got to see this film. It's an amazing short film. The tix was $10. They also sell the dvd for $35 which I bought and totally thought it's a great purchase.

Visited March 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Spectacular Insight into Fiordland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The movie on Fiordland is definitely worth seeing. A wonderful insight into the terrain and animals that inhabit the area. Amazing photography set to some great music.

Visited May 2014
Thank Kath K
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cinema, Beautiful Bar Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We really enojoyed Ata Whenua at Fiordland Cinema! Amazing scenary, comfy chairs and a very good looking man pouring our wine behind the bar! Will defintely be returning!

Visited April 2014
Thank Slinky321
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Newcastle, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect boutique Cinema”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is a perfect boutique Cinema for viewing the locally made film about the Fiordland area, The scenery in the film is just breath taking and well worth viewing, The cinema adds to the charm of the experience the seating is very comfortable the staff very helpful and should be a place to visit to anyone who loves the natural beauty of the fiordland area.

Visited March 2014
Thank John M
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