Dome Cinema & Bar, Gisborne

We went to a movie at Dome Cinema in Gisborne for the first time this year, and what a treat it was. There’s a bar onsite, add a sunny evening and we were happy with a pre movie drink of cold Gisborne Gold.

Gisborne Gold at Dome Cinema & Bar

Gisborne Gold at Dome Cinema & Bar

Dome Cinema & Bar is in the grand old Poverty Bay Club, the cinema is in the billiards room of the former gentleman’s club. The bar still has a gentleman’s club feel with low lighting, old framed photos, an ornate wooden fire surround, and worn ┬áleather couches. The gentleman’s club … Read the rest

More than movies at Roxy Cinema & Embassy Theatre in Wellington

We don’t go to the movies often enough, it’s a cheap ticket to a foreign land, or at least a window into another world. We didn’t go to the movies in Wellington either, but we did find there’s more to Roxy Cinema in Miramar and Embassy Theatre in downtown Wellington than movie theatres. (And excellent theatres they are too according to rave reviews I’ve read).

Art Deco facade of Roxy Cinema in Miramar, Wellington

Art Deco facade of Roxy Cinema in Miramar, Wellington

Old fashioned sweets in lolly jars for movie munchies

Old fashioned sweets in lolly jars for movie munchies

Roxy Cinema was formerly known as Capitol Theatre and was built in 1928. The last movie screened … Read the rest