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Lovely night out in gorgeous venue

Unique experience lounging around in beanbags in gorgeous old club room. Lots of pillows and... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
Beautiful cinema with very cosy and comfortable beanbags

Great movie in a beautiful building, like watching in your own living room but cosier. The movie... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
38 Childers Road | Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 83243005
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Unique experience lounging around in beanbags in gorgeous old club room. Lots of pillows and blankets and helpful advice to make sure your comfortable and food brought to you in the intermission. We went on a Sunday and food choices were curtailed to pizzas -...More

Thank 5gomad
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great movie in a beautiful building, like watching in your own living room but cosier. The movie itself was very good as well. Very special cinema. Had a similar experience only twice: once in the cinema in Wanaka (cinema with old sofas and even a...More

Thank Christa_Emma
Reviewed 22 March 2017

No wonder the Dome Cinema is one of the most stunning cinema in New Zealand and the world. This historical building has be given a new life by the Dome cinema team in an absolutely exquisite revamp. The delicious food and alternative movies only complement...More

Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We didn't expect a lot of interesting night time activities on our lazy tour of small New Zealand towns. So the Dome Cinema in Gisborne was a wonderful surprise. Watching a great movie (Dancer) on a bean bag designed for two while sipping a drink...More

Thank Begum75
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here while on a road trip around the east coast. Enjoyed the food, service and local wine as well as the ambience. Wish I had been there on a night the cinema was on or some live music (lots of touring musicians love...More

Thank Retrogirl68
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great little Gizzy gem. Great staff, awesome atmosphere with a sense of history.only one down side drinks too exspensive and bar range limited

Thank tjrollinsonngunguru
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I love going to see a movie at the dome. You get personal attention to detail. The beanbags you sit in are pouffed to suit and so comfortable. But if bean bags are not for you, the original leather couches from the historic gentlemans club...More

Thank GizzySue
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is such a cool place, great choice of movies and great pizza in the interval. Do add it to your 'must do' list for Gisborne. There are also a variety of music nights.

Thank ruthzmail
Reviewed 19 May 2016

For entertainment in Gisborne, don't miss the DOME Cinema (and its attached restaurant/bar). It is situated in a tastefully maintained vintage wood decor building with stained glass dome ceilings. Seats consist of large bean bags (very comfortable) with a small table next to it (useful...More

Thank Uhuru966
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Its hard to understand how some place so cool, so stylish and so much fun can be in Gisborne, not exactly the most happening place in the world, never mind NZ. But there are some real hidden gems here and this has to be #1....More

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25 January 2016|
Response from 740KatyW | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
No you don't have to be 18 to visit the Dome, they serve soft drinks and juices, and have lollies and icecream for smaller and bigger people. Might just need to check the film classification before you come.