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Address: 80 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 5859
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A fantastic community owned and run 1930's art deco building screening the...

A fantastic community owned and run 1930's art deco building screening the latest blockbusters and popular movies.

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Lovely local cinema

My husband and I went to the Mayfair one Friday evening during a short stay in Kaikoura - we were worried it might be quite busy as went to see a new film just after its release... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I didn't go because they are not showing the movie I wanted to see and don't intend to either in spite of it being one of the biggest anticipated movies this year. And I didn't like their attitude when I asked about it either.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Mayfair one Friday evening during a short stay in Kaikoura - we were worried it might be quite busy as went to see a new film just after its release but we were pleasantly surprised that the cinema still had lots of seats. It is well maintained and we really enjoyed our visit... More 

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Thank Jenoire_Marie
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stumbled on this place on my way down to the peninsula walkway and was pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by friendly staff. I booked my ticket there and then and returned several hours later to see Deadpool. This made for a fantastic end to my day and the walk back to my accommodation along the beach in the moonlight... More 

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Thank Don S
Austria
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I went to the cinema two times during my stay in Kaikoura. I really liked the film selection, pretty much up to date. Normally priced cinema tickets (15 dollars, or on cincema day 12 dollars) It's small but really cosy. I really liked the whole flair of it.

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Thank PpiaP
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was a delightful find along the seafront road toward the southern end of town. It has a good-sized screen, the seats are pretty comfortable and the pre-film commercials were mercifully short. Entrance fees and ice cream prices were very reasonable. This institution deserves the support of locals and visitors alike.

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Thank PompeyPoseur
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Good selection of films, and clear preview by enthusiastic staff. A great way to spend a windy evening in Kaikoura

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We noted the box office was open on our way to dinner and stopped and asked to look around. We had seen the film showing but were welcomed to take a look inside. Wished we could go back and see a film.

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Mayfair_Kaikoura, Manager at Mayfair Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! Please do stop in next time to watch a film if you're ever back in town. More 

chch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Fabulous setting and modern facilities. Must do and see. Full of history too. Best of both under one roof.

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Bunbury, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I had an evening to burn some time so went to the Mayfair Theatre. I noticed that the films being played were fairly new releases, which I was pleasantly surprised by. Tickets were reasonably priced, the theatre was very neat and clean, the seats were good with plenty of space and the picture quality was superb. Note for travelers -... More 

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Thank racheldownard
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This is a great local historic theatre showing three films a day. And its cheaper than a contemporary cinema. They have a modern digital projector so can show the latest films. Also, they have an actual silver screen, so 3D films look great on it. And they have the old projector on display. If you're in Kaikoura its definitely worth... More 

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