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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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Great cinema

This cinema was set up to show a specially commissioned film about Fiordland. The film lasts about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M
Montrose, United Kingdom
Cute cinema

Cute cinema, I went there on a rainy day and because they showed a movie about Fiordland. The movie... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matty B
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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

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.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Matty B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank paherranz
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The cinema was built to show the Ata Whenua film and is by far the most comfortable I have been in anywhere in the world. It does the film justice. The film itself is too good to be watched just as a rainy day filler....More

Thank HMN19
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Watch films in incredible comfort! Whether it is the amazing local film "Shadow Lands" or a regular blockbuster. The bar serves food and drinks too

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The Ata Whenua movie about Fiordland is a must if one is visiting Fiordland National Park. The film is mesmerizing. It provides both geographical and historical background on Fiordland combined with amazing cinematography. One can enjoy a glass of wine or beer while watching this...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely boutique cinema with the most comfortable chairs. The staff here are lovely. I had a lovely glass of wine and watched the Ata Whenua 'Shadowlands' film. A must see for anyone visiting Te Anau.

Thank LMC_II
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I had been to see Ata Whenua a handful of times over the past few years and loved it every time. It was a short film with no commentary, just a great soundtrack with wonderful landscape shots. We were expecting the same this time, but...More

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