Jellico Street, Te Puke, New Zealand
Capitol Cinema Te Puke Reviews
Cinema 4 complex - Art Deco styling Jan 24, 2009
The Capitol Cinema complex was built in Art Deco styling and housed the 4th largest screen in New Zealand. Quite an attraction for this little town!
After years of neglect the cinema was bought by a local businessman and he, together with his family, have lovingly restored it, bringing it into the 21st century by adding more screens, thus making the place a 4 theater complex. The cosy DVD lounge only seats about 25 moviegoers.
The foyer is inviting and has colourful paintings on the walls, of local scenes, and the renowned "Pink Terraces", a natural wonder that were destroyed in the eruption of Mt Tarawera.
Off to one side of the foyer is a cafe where you can enjoy a coffee whilst waiting for your screening. There is of course the usual kiosk for getting those movie musts like the NZ favourite "Jaffas" - Yum!
Being an independent cinema Capitol doesn't get all of the latest releases immediately but you won't have to wait too long and they have plenty of non-mainstream films showing too, particularly on the night the local Film Club meets to enjoy a foreign flic.
Prices are typical for NZ cinema (about NZ$15 for an adult) but Tuesday evening has a discount showing.
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