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A Fun Way to learn about Stewart Island.

Take time out from hiking and birdwatching to watch this humorous short informative movie in the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Gay T
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Killing Time

I had visited the tip of the north island some years ago and always wanted to go to the tip of the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Los Angeles, California
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The Bunkhouse Theatre shows a quirky 40minute film about Stewart Island, titled A LOCAL'S TAIL. A Local's Tail introduces local characters, community colour, and the struggles and triumphs of the island pioneers, both past and present. Producers...more
10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 867 9381
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Take time out from hiking and birdwatching to watch this humorous short informative movie in the cutest cinema I have ever experienced. It shares the history of Stewart Is. through the eyes of a local and very lovable dog .. with a 'dog voiceover' sharing...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Gay T
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I had visited the tip of the north island some years ago and always wanted to go to the tip of the south island. I did better. I went to Stewart Island and loved every minute of it. Bunkhouse Theatre was an informative and fun...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank ayooper
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The Stewart Island picture theatre was a bit of a novelty to a city slicker like me. It melt soo musty and the film was a compilation of old scratchy footage. But I had a good time none the less. Cash only and you get...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Jo S
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This was a great mix of history humor and told through the dogs eyes made it such fun. Beautiful decor in theatre and lovely plush seating.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We went here on a rainy afternoon, with fairly low expectations, and were pleasantly surprised to find a very well appointed, modern, cosy theatre with comfortable armchairs (arms can fold out of the way if you like) and little tables for drinks and snacks beside...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 17 January 2016

A small, comfortable theatre, and only $10 to see the film. It is a wonderful, funny, series of stories about Stewart islanders. Great way to spend a wet hour!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 16 January 2016

It was a rainy day outside so what better way to pass the time than a lighthearted film about island life and the people who live there. We came out with a smile on our faces having watched and listened to the stories. $20 each...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank matthewl20
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

To come to this old theatre was lovely. The film was 40 mins long and we learnt alot about Stewart Island. The dog that features is also there in real life. Brings a extra smile to us all.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JoRhys
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Me and my partner turned up we were the only 2 there. This was a average movie and thought it could be a lot better. I was disappointed with the way that it was done for the money we paid ($20) hopefully this goes towards...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Oliver N
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The film it is a nice, funny and interesting way to know a bit more about that magical place named Stewart Island... Special if the weather is holding you to do some activities out there. It will cost you only $10 for 40 minute film...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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