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Downtown Cinemas Palmerston North

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Address: 70 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4414, New Zealand
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+64 6-355 5656
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Comfy local cinema

The staff are always friendly. The cinema itself is looking a bit tired in terms of decor and bathroom facilities, perhaps it will be upgraded as the ground floor is. But its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Well it's the only cinema in Palmerston North. Expensive in my opinion, tickets are around $20. When I was there, there is a loyalty scheme where you get discounts. That is probably the way to go. Clean. Nothing to complain about in terms of quality.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The staff are always friendly. The cinema itself is looking a bit tired in terms of decor and bathroom facilities, perhaps it will be upgraded as the ground floor is. But its good to have the variety of movies given it has 8 theatres.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

George and I went to watch Andre Rieu's 2016 concert in his hometown of Maastricht. Excellent afternoon and of course great music. We are going up to Auckland in November to hear him "live" and that will be a real thrill. I booked our seats on-line and we collected them the day before as there were no allocated seats and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Moved from London, so was expecting the cinema to be busy for the opening days of a block buster. We got there early, seats don't get allocated. The cinema was a third full, result, plenty of space. Well priced, screen is a little on the small side for my liking. People are helpful. Queue for popcorn was quite long.

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Thank David J
Wanganui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The only movie theatre complete in Palmerston North so you don't have much choice. The venue is kept quite tidy considering it is a movie theatre. It can be quite expensive by the time you get snacks, the choice of snack is very average, the standard popcorn and drinks, there is no liquor licence or hot food. As I said... More 

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Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great place, one of the better cinemas I've been to lately, great service, lines went down quickly and the lobby and cinemas were clean and tidy

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Thank Kayla E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Palmerston North is my home town. There is only one cinema complex. The staff were very nice. I had to return a ticket. They gave me a refund without a problem. We saw the latest Star Wars movie in 3D. The screen was on the small side and the seats were uncomfortable. Maybe getting a bit old?

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

I love going to the Downtown Movies and love watching movies too. Downtown cinemas has a lot of cinemas and all of them are really good to watch a movie in.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The exterior looks so promising but unfortunately, the interior of the cinemas aren't. It's the only major cinema in Palmerston North and that doesn't really give customers much choices to choose from. The complex itself looks quite nice on the ground floor and then you move to the 1st floor where the cinema is located. The carpet looks old and... More 

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new zeland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

It's been some time since I've been back to Downtown, and sorry to say it's showing it's age. The seats were uncomfortable, tatty and grubby. The staff were disinterested in helping take my money off me, more interested in chatting between themselves and all in all not a pleasant experience. Sound was average as was the screen Best part, ticket... More 

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