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Fiordland Cinema

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Cool little theatre

Large seats and reasonable prices mean this is a good activity for a cold or rainy day. Not a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Grab a drink - see the sights!

Worth an hour of your time to see the film on the Fiordlands. Well narrated with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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“ata whenua”(38 reviews)
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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...more
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7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8844
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large seats and reasonable prices mean this is a good activity for a cold or rainy day. Not a great range to choose from but the documentary Ara Whenua is very good. Only goes for about half an hour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth an hour of your time to see the film on the Fiordlands. Well narrated with beautiful cinematography.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoxieBoston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic film, only half an hour but stunning visuals and a glimpse of a land otherwise unseen. The Theatre had everything you needed and opportunity to be served coffee or wine accordingly. Well worth a look and the locals are very proud of this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meggsyrose
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A very comfortable small cinema in the centre of town. We went to see the Fjordland film, which was fantastic. Great views of places we could never reach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We went to see this very interesting film after we visited Milford and Doubtful Sounds and were glad we did it in that order. The film is beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank golferonpacific
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This cinema was set up to show a specially commissioned film about Fiordland. The film lasts about 30 minutes and is well worth it. It runs every hour on the hour. After the last viewing in the evening one of the latest movies is shown.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Cute cinema, I went there on a rainy day and because they showed a movie about Fiordland. The movie was every 2 hours and took 30 mins, but so beautiful! Entrance was 12 dollar. They often display movies from NZ. Drinks can be ordered and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 001mattyb
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This movie was 28 minutes long and simply amazing. It was about the Fiordlands, and the filming was incredible. It was filmed mostly by the air. The scenery was just beautiful. They sell this movie for $35:00 New Zealand. I would highly recommend seeing this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patty W
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We went into a local store and the owner told us about the movie Ata Whenua Shadowland. It is a beautiful, breathtaking movie sharing the sights of Fiordland. A must see! Also, the theatre seats are very comfortable. You can even buy a drink at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This documentary is an "absolute" must-see before going to Milford Sound because the team of "Lord of Rings" cameramen and the talented local helicopter flights did an awesome job, showing you the Sounds from above with plenty of details that you realize when doing the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paherranz
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