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Fiordland Cinema

7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8844
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Experience the best of Fiordland in 32 mins - watch the movie 'Ata Whenua'
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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 landscapes on earth. See the Fiordland World Heritage wilderness you would not otherwise get to see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed across extremes of the seasons, climate and terrain. Set to a stunning original soundtrack with no spoken / written words, Ata Whenua can be enjoyed by all. Running time: 32 minutes. Fiordland Cinema also screens regular feature movies
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“minute film” (26 reviews)
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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

The Fiordland Cinema itself is a pretty nice cinema with great sound and really large comfortable seats. The film itself is really well made with breathtaking arial photography and a decent sound track. Great introduction to the area.

Thank Lau_Wai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice small, cosy, quaint and clean theatre. Our family watched the half hour Shadowland film which showcases the spectacular Fiorlands. A great film to get a true appreciation of the beauty of this area that tours can only give you a very small snippet...More

Thank Shakes C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a famil to see the Great Movie on the Sounds which was spectacular and so darn interesting as well as atmospheric. The cinema staff were friendly and helpful knowing we were not from the district but from North Island. We enjoyed drinks...More

Thank karina f
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fiordland On Film is a Must See when you are visiting Te Anau. 30 minute movie showcasing Stunning Fiordland. Fantastic and not to be missed. Many screenings per day during the summer season.

Thank davaar249
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great short film , about the shadowlands, absolutely blown away by the scenery and the surroundings, loved i. Staff friendly and helpful

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This cinema offers a wonderful introduction to the Fiordlands. Go 15 minutes early and get a beverage / snacks from the Black Dog bar connected to the cinema.

Thank kidsalongtraveler
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Large seats that you can get very comfortable in. Nice option being able to purchase cheesecakes or coffees to eat during the movie. It pays to book ahead if it is during the school holidays. It's a bit pricey.

Thank SRVM2013
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a charming little cinema with comfortable seating. You can buy a drink in the lobby or bar adjacent and bring it with you to watch your film. Possibly food too? Not sure. Anyway, a it is a charming theater and perfect spot to...More

Thank sandscoleman
Reviewed 22 June 2017

For ten dollars, this is a great way to see sections of Fiordland that you would not ordinarily see. The music certainly added to the ambience of the film and yes, I bought the DVD so I can see this incredible piece of cinematography over...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a beer & a delicious hot chocolate as we watched the Fiordland documentary. We appreciated the spacious seating arrangement after a long walk through a small section of the national park. It's definitely worth visiting :) thank you for accommodating us

Thank Cara L
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