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Great location for a movie cinema but don't go hungry

I love the location of this little boutique cinema as you can walk around the inlet and then take... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Movie fundraiser

Cold on this occasion. Not really comfortable if the temperature is too hot or cold. Otherwise it... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Ngawai R
Porirua, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
+64 4-234 6770
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I love the location of this little boutique cinema as you can walk around the inlet and then take in a coffee and a movie. However don't go hungry as there is limited food choice - we went for lunch and there was only a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Silentpartner99
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Cold on this occasion. Not really comfortable if the temperature is too hot or cold. Otherwise it is a great venue with nice ice creams & wine selection. Very comfortable seating

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ngawai R
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing service if you book online and then have to cancel. Soon after booking and paying for tickets online last week our grandson became ill. My husband left 2 voicemail messages to cancel the tickets. He clearly requested a call back. Those calls were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Roam504243
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a 30 min drive from Wellington city and feels very country. The drive is lovely with the inlet always in view. You can book online in advance and choose your seats. Seats are allocated so it pays to book early. There is plenty...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Pauatahanui inlet road runs right round the bay toward the cinema and village. A stunning boardwalk further along for those who like a bit more activity.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank EdgarCentreNZ
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

With most of the theatres closed in Wellington due to the Earthquake we went to The Light House and loved it. We enjoyed a coffee while looking out into the bush and had great customer service. The theatre was small but comfy with built in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JasonandKatieC
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Nice clean and very comfortable this cinema offers a nice quieter alternative to the bigger cinema's. Set in the bush with a pleasant cafe and licensed bar it provided a very nice afternoon cinematic experience.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Q8926NWchrist
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome little cinema, intimate style with two seater shared couches, great coffee and service, friendly staff who are super good with the kids.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank M9570ACtomr
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We love going to the Light House cinema to see a movie and always choose this venue for seeing movies that interest us . Staff are lovely. Seats in the cinema are so comfortable. Cute little couches for 2 with cushions. Only a small cinema...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank biddye67
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small intimate cinema with 2 seater sofas and little tables so you can have a drink while you watch the movie. The cafe has a good selection of delicious light meals and snacks to enjoy before or after the movie. Really friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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