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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe

$$ - $$$European, ,
126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-871 5418
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (2 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
“great movie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to go in for a meal or a drink. You can also order food from them to eat during your movie. A nice place for people of all ages, elderly included (I take my grandmother and she loves it)

1  Thank edenlecomte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were drawn to the Focal Point Cinema and Café because of its art deco design so we decided to visit, we were not disappointed as the interior was also ornately decorated in art deco style. We stayed for drinks and also had a look...More

1  Thank paullegate
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience!!! Booked online.easy process.Fabulous customer service..Nachos for lunch.which was delicious.. while watching the movie. Absolutely love the Focal Point experience.. Thank you so much.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Delicious food along with great service making for a very enjoyable meal. The children's menu suited the Grandchildren making it a relaxing time for all.

1  Thank alscott
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Having read good reviews we visited for an evening meal.Although we were the only diners our meals took ages to arrive. All meals were a similar price, even the fish and chips, which was twice the price of the same meal at a restaurant across...More

Thank Pikonini
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have been here a few times and its great they accept First tables! The portion is really big and good price.

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is more of a review on the staff than the venue or food. These cinemas were run by a lovely lady and her team when they newly reopened and has been a pleasant experience to visit here over the last couple of years. They...More

1  Thank Shmoo1977
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took some much needed time-out and took in a movie and lunch at Focal Point. The young lady who served me was helpful and knowledgeable. My Cajun Chicken Salad was delicious. The theatre has the big comfy seats and you can order Platters to have...More

Thank Relxyn
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really don't know why I haven't dined here in the evening before. I've had plenty of coffee, delicious muffins and tasty club sandwiches here over the years but never dinner. I've been missing out!! The menu doesn't sound overly exciting upon reading it but...More

Thank HastingsiSITE
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Arrive early for the movie and enjoy a snack and great coffee or tea. The staff are very friendly and the environment is relaxed and calm.

Thank 978kareneb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-871 5418
  • E-mail
Focal Point Cinema is Hasting's newest boutique movie theatre complete with a fully licenced cafe, open 7 days from 8:00am. Focal Point brings together high quality, modern cinema entertainment, a plush 1930's art deco décor, fantastic comfort, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Focal Point Cinema offers café dining, great coffee (Allpress) and a range of premium wines and beers. A delicious range of food is available throughout the day, plus we offer a range of tasty platters that can be shared amongst friends as you relax with a drink of your choice. Focal Point Cinema is available for group functions, private bookings, conference groups, and children's birthday parties. A tasty buffet roast dinner or light finger food can be offered for group bookings. Out-catering services are also available. "At Focal Point Cinema and Cafe' it is our aim to provide an amazing cinema entertainment experience, a relaxing and friendly environment, and a thoroughly enjoyable night out."
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