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Comfortable and uncrowded

I've watched a couple of films there and the crowded one had about 6 other people. For one, there... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Murray O
Wairoa, New Zealand
Iconic old theatre

giant screen and comfy seats with plenty of leg room. Not only is this a beautiful building with an... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
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18 Jun 2018
“Comfortable and uncrowded”
23 Jan 2018
“Iconic old theatre”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
252 Marine Parade, Wairoa 4108, New Zealand
+64 20 4120 9438
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I've watched a couple of films there and the crowded one had about 6 other people. For one, there were only two of us. They have a reasonable selection of films and it's only 10 bucks.

Thank Murray O
Reviewed 24 January 2018

giant screen and comfy seats with plenty of leg room. Not only is this a beautiful building with an amazing Gaiety Theatre lead light above the entrance but it is beautifully restored. Eat your heart out Aucklanders nothing up there compares.

Thank BrianJ2996
Reviewed 5 October 2017

nothing to do ,go see a movie . take a jersey a little cold, take your own lollies, expensive if you have more than 1 child

Thank 23teena
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

While traipsing around New Zealand, we decided to stop in here for a rest and a movie and boy were we impressed! The seats were comfy, the aisles wide and the sound system was incredible! The proprietor was very nice and the concessions were fresh...More

1  Thank SW4001
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is an old theatre house that was converted to cine quite a few years ago. Its reported to be the largest screen on the East coast, it is quite big. The sound system is OK, the sears are comfy and i don't think I've...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great to have restored back to its former glory. It has the most incredible sound system of any theatre and is a welcome addition of things to do in Wairoa. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is always plenty of popcorn for the...More

1  Thank Jan L
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This little boutique theatre is a gem. The theatre is home to movies, music and dance productions, events etc.. The staff are friendly and accommodating. If your in town make this theatre a must no miss place

1  Thank Libby Y
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I am so very glad that we had planned our visit to Wairoa around the Long River Swing performance at the Gaiety Theatre last Saturday! The musicians ( David Maquette & his Trio and Twisting' the Swing) were all outstanding and we loved every second...More

Thank Saltings_10
Reviewed 28 December 2015

In 1928, the Gaiety Theatre opened as Wairoa's first cinema. In 2015 it was reborn with the latest digital projection equipment, and the world's most advanced theatre sound system. Hearing is believing! Watching a thriller/action movie in the Gaiety Theatre is unlike any other cinema-going...More

Thank Fergus P
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