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Welcome to Dome Cinema

The Dome room has long had a reputation for bewitching its guests. Lingering between the pools of soft light glowing down from the domes, wondering where in the world they are. Many think of her thick red carpet, they've kicked off many a shoe to dance bare foot where billiard balls once fell in boisterous games of old. Likewise, the Dome Cinema is a charming mixture of the modern and fun, of old elegance and romance. Somehow it makes you feel right at home.

We invite you to come cosy up with a drink, and a pizza. For some good old fashioned entertainment, an experience to engage the senses and capture the imagination, welcome to the Dome Cinema...

Screening times

Sunday 25 January

6.30pm Pride



Wednesday 28 January

6.30pm Mr Turner


Thursday 29 January

6pm What We Did On Our Holidays

8pm Pride


Friday 30 January



Don’t miss it!

Open from 5.30pm, live music from 8pm

$10 on the door


Saturday 31 January


$10 on the door



Sunday 1 February

6.30pm Folies Bergere



Monday 2 February


3.30pm, $2 on the door


Tuesday 3 February


Doors open 7pm,

music from 8pm, $5


Wednesday 4 February

6.30pm Pride


Thursday 5 February

6pm Me, Myself and Mum - NEW

8pm Mr Turner


Friday 6 February


DJ Trei, Witters, Broskie, and Brazilbeat

9pm, $5 on the door


Saturday 7 February

Private Function


Sunday 8 February

6.30pm Me, Myself and Mum


 You can also call 08 324 3005 at any time for these screening times. Sign up to our mailing list to receive screening times and Dome News each week. The DOME BAR is open for beer, wine, gin & tonic & ginger beer, icecream, sweet treats and pizzas during every film and from 6pm each Friday with live music to bring on the weekend!



Showing this month


Friday 30 January, 8pm, $10 on the door

Monty Bevins is a kiwi folk/roots/soul touring musician living full time on the
road. This January he hits the East Coast with Gisborne's own Robson Timbs
on percussion, back from performing in Australia's Sunshine Coast. They'll be
playing songs from Monty's most recent 'Come Back Here' EP over a 3 date
mini-tour of Gisborne, Coromandel, and Ohope.


Saturday 31st Jan, 8pm, $10

Wellington bands Tunes Of I and Melting Faces are off on another of their legendary mini tours, this time up the East Coast of the North Island! Their second show includes new friends SoulSociety at Dome Bar and Cinema playing as part of the Tunes of I Summer Tour 2014-15.

Award-winning Wellington six-piece ensemble Tunes of I are performing their unique combination of dub, roots, soul, reggae and psychedlia at over 22 dates around New Zealand this summer, and this is your chance to catch them live in Gisborne!


Friday 6 Feb, 10pm, $10 on the door

Featuring Trei, Hamish Pinkham (acoustic), Stride, Broskie, and more.

The Crucible

Running time: 3 hrs + intermission
SUNDAY FEB 15, 6PM, $20

CinemaLive & Digital Theatre are pleased to announce, for the first time ever, London's iconic THE OLD VIC is coming to cinema screens across the globe.

Critically acclaimed, The Old Vic's production of Arthur Millers' The Crucible has had a sell out season in London's West End.

RICHARD ARMITAGE stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director, Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachussetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller's timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

RICHARD ARMITAGE'S film and TV credits include 'Into the Storm', 'The Hobbit trilogy', 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Spooks'. Theatre includes 'The Duchess of Malfi' and 'Macbeth' for RSC.

Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production of 'Miss Julie' won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top Five Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.

Arthur Miller is one of America's greatest playwrights. His many plays include 'All My Sons', 'Death of a Salesman' and 'A View from the Bridge'.

Me Myself, and Mum

Rating: M - sex scenes, offensive language and nudity / Running time: 1 hr 25 mins
Thespian Guillaume Gallienne (a member of France's prestigious state theatre, Comédie-Française) adapts his own one-man show in this flamboyant comedy confessional. He explores his upbringing, his relationship with his mother (also played by Gallienne, in drag), and the eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual after he was raised like a daughter and assumed gay. Winner of the "Art Cinema Award" (C.I.C.A.E. Award) at Cannes 2013.


Rating: M Offensive language, sexual references and drug use / Running time: 2 hrs

Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community. Stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.

At the Gay Pride March in London '84, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. Though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners - setting off in a mini bus to the a village in deepest Wales, to make their donation in person. So begins this true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising partnership.

Mr Turner

Running time: 2 hr 29 mins

From writer-director Mike Leigh (Another Year), an exploration of the life and work of the eccentric British impressionist great J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Stars Leigh's frequent collaborators Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech) in a Best Actor award-winning performance at Cannes 2014, Paul Jesson (Coriolanus) and Ruth Sheen (Vanity Fair).

"Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, Turner forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty." (Cannes Film Festival)

What We Did On Our Holiday

Running time: 1 hr 35 mins

British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly) birthday, whilst trying to keep their impending divorce a secret.

Folies Bergere

Rating: M - drug use and offensive language / Running time: 1 hr 38 mins
French comedy starring Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) as the wife of a prize cattle breeder in regional France. Bored of a life of routine, Brigitte sets off for Paris under the guise of a doctor's appointment. There, she meets a charming Danish gent (Michael Nyqvist, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and allows herself to be flattered by his attentions...

Force Majeure

Rating: PG - course language / Running time: 1 hr 58 mins
Darkly comic drama and Cannes Jury-winner. A father struggles with his conscience and reputation after leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves during what he thinks is a life-threatening avalanche.

"The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch." (Cannes Film Festival)

Love Is Strange

Rating: M - Offensive language / Running time: 1 hr 35 mins
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina lead this New York drama as a newlywed couple facing sudden economic hardship. Co-stars Marisa Tomei.

After 39 years together, Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, Ben gets fired from his long-time job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment.

Deciding to temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home, George moves in with two cops who live downstairs while Ben lands in Brooklyn with his family. While struggling with living apart, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.


Thursday 12 Feb, 8pm, $20, bar open from 6pm.
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Winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014, Tattletale Saints are led by guitarist/vocalist Cy Winstanley and double bassist/vocalist Vanessa McGowan.

Fresh off the back of their Tui win in January 2014, Tattletale Saints relocated to Nashville Tennessee to embark on a 50-date tour of the United States. This time spent in the vibrant Nashville music scene inspired a change in the band’s sound, and they welcome the addition of celebrated NZ drummer Tom Broome for this, their 5th New Zealand tour.

Performances on the tour will include songs performed as a duo, re-imagined versions of songs with drums, and brand new material off the band’s forthcoming full band album, due for release in 2015.

Described as a “intelligent, entertaining and thoroughly captivating” (Sing Out! Magazine, 2014) debut album How Red Is the Blood was recorded in January 2013 in Nashville, TN alongside Grammy winning producer and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien.


Sat Feb 21, 8pm (bar open from 6pm), $20 presales from Aviary or, $25 on the door.

Ahead of their first USA tour in April 2015, Bay of Plenty’s Swamp Thing will play one show Saturday
February 21 8pm at The Dome Cinema Gisborne. Having garnered a loyal NZ & OZ following through consistently delivering their own special blend of high energy swamp infused blues music, Swamp Thing’s Michael Barker ( former John Butler Trio ) and Grant Haua are out to road test a batch of brand new songs while promoting a live DVD & Album called ‘ Let’s Get Live ‘.

The band was formed by Barker in 2010 on his return to Rotorua after living in Melbourne since 1985. Drawn to the two man blues format Barker fortuitously met Grant Haua, a man with true blues grit in his voice and fire in his belly. What has ensued is a musical collaboration that has attracted the attention of The Tipitina Foundation who have invited Swamp Thing as artists in residence in
Baton Rouge for the month of April where the band will appear as featured international artist at The Baton Rouge Blues Festival ahead of a tour through Louisiana’s juke joints, bar circuit and participate in music workshops before hang time as guests at The New Orleans Jazz Festival.

For a night of toe tapping and jaw dropping entertainment make your way to The Dome Cinema
Saturday February 21, comfortable footwear is advisable!

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The Dome Cinema is located in the Poverty Bay Club building on the corner of Childers Rd & Customhouse St in Gisborne

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