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Address: 34 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
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+64 6-306 9442

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Loved the movie

we enjoyed the pizza and the roaring fire too! Lovely to be able to enjoy a coffee while watching the film

Reviewed 13 May 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

we enjoyed the pizza and the roaring fire too! Lovely to be able to enjoy a coffee while watching the film

Thank nzmermaidnz
Martinborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great to watch a movie in a small and intimate setting. Lots of gluten free options on the menu. Only disappointment was that the fire could not be lit, because the wood was wet! I'm sure there are other suppliers in the area that could have supplied dry wood. Hopefully next time.

Thank Waituna
New Plymouth NZ
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Really good meals and a great selection of films. We visited twice and would still have liked to see another film.

Thank DavidHNewPlymouthNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We went to Circus on the strength of other reviews on the 'great pizzas". I appreciate that the cooking is dependant on the cook of the day - we never finished the pizza as we were doubting the quality of not just the pizza but the cooking skills. Base of pizza so hard that we had difficulty cutting it -... More 

2 Thank Julie J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Went in for a quick dinner. Pizza was tasty, dessert too. Waitresses were friendly. The set up inside the cinema building is interesting

Thank sunnyday86
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Went there for dinner where we ordered a pizza each. They were a generous serving and could have got away with ordering one to share. A nice selection. Friendly service and well priced. Happy to return when in Martinborough again.

1 Thank TandJInv
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

...having a full course meal and then attending a movie after. Food and drink selections were excellent. Service was quick and attentive. Sometimes there are options as to which movie to attend (two theatres) and you might have the time to enjoy dessert and an after movie drink before service stops. The food selection and end product were excellent, as... More 

1 Thank Glenn M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Great food, especially the squid salad! Great movies - a small cinema that bothers to show documentaries, Opera at the Met, National Theatre productions, kids movies in the holidays and current favourites. Has a great fireplace,for winter and great outdoors area for summer. Great wine-list promoting local wines., great staff

2 Thank Angela B
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

What a great facility in a small town! The food is great and the cinema is comfortable and warm! We enjoyed the salt n pepper squid and the coffee was possibly the best in the region. It unfortunate that the fantastic previous manger has left but I'm sure with a bit of experience the new staff will develop professionally.

1 Thank Sharon H
Auckland, New Zealand
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127 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

This is a great movie theatre for a small town. The Cinema has two theatres seating roughly 50 people each. Went to see Kon Tiki and were two of four people in the whole theatre. The seating is very comfortable and the sound and video quality excellent. You can enjoy a glass of wine or coffee while you watch.

1 Thank Bruce J

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