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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

Thursday 24 July

6.30pm Words and Pictures


Friday 25 July

Pecha Kucha

Doors open 5.30, speakers 6pm

Followed by Ricky Boyd and The Residents

playing live in the bar



Saturday 26 July

7pm Face of Love


Sunday 27 July

6pm The Volcano - FINAL



Wednesday 30 July

6.30pm Face of Love


Thursday 31 July

Private Function


Friday 1 August

6pm Words and Pictures

8pm Tour De Force


Saturday 2 August

7pm Fundraiser for Tairawhiti Multicultural Council

For info and tickets contact Arish Naresh 022 624 8145


Sunday 3 August

6pm Good Vibrations - NEW



Tuesday 5 August

Poverty Bay Blues Night

Doors open 7pm,

music from 8pm, $5


Wednesday 6 August

Private Function


Thursday 7 August

6.30pm Rising From The Ashes - NEW


Friday 8 August

6pm Good Vibrations

8pm Face Of Love


Saturday 9 August

7pm Words and Pictures - FINAL


Sunday 10 August

6pm Rising From The Ashes


 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.



Showing this month

Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world.

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

Come down to The Dome Cinema and witness what is sure to be the most amazing PechaKucha Night to date!

As a special treat we have our local Jazz maestros The Residents playing in the Dome Bar after the event.

Doors open at 5:30pm

6:00pm Start


Good Vibrations

Rating: M - Violence,offensive language and drug use / Running time: 1 hr 40 mins
Comedy biopic on Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer) - the Irish record store instrumental in developing Belfast's '70s punk-rock scene. Starting with a record store called Good Vibrations and then the label of the same name, Hooley first fostered an alternative music community in his city and then helped bands such as The Undertones and The Outcasts make their mark. Dylan Moran, Jodie Whittaker (TV's Broadchurch) and Liam Cunningham (TV's Game of Thrones) co-star.

"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, who opens a record shop calling it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city's nascent underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, to bring his city back to life." (SXSW Festival)

Rising From The Ashes

Rating: M - Adult themes / Running time: 1 hr 19 mins
Forest Whitaker narrates this sports documentary about the little-known Rwanda professional cycling team, a group of who survived genocide to become high-order athletes under the guidance of cycling legend Jock Boyer.

Venus In Fur

Rating: R16 - offensive language, drug use & sexual themes / Running time: 1 hr 46 mins
Fresh from the confronting Carnage, controversial director Roman Polanski now serves up another delicious provocation with the risqué Venus in Fur. A taut adaptation of David Ives’ Tony Award winning play, Polanski’s film is a head-spinning plunge into a world of sex and power, where the line between acting and reality is dangerously blurred.

Thomas Novachek (Mathieu Amalric) is struggling to cast the lead in his theatrical production of the notorious Sacher-Masoch novella of the title. As if on cue, the abrasive and brash Vanda (Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner) appears at the auditions. With the play already memorised and an unnerving way of completely inhabiting the dominatrix role, Vanda casts an intoxicating spell on Thomas that spirals into a power play beyond the stage.

Both Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner deliver cheeky and daring performances as Polanski expertly weaves their web of transgressive intrigue. A wicked psychological study, Venus in Fur is a riveting, entertaining and expertly made film that is sure to have audience members talking after the credits roll.

Face of Love

Rating: TBA / Running time: 1hr 32 mins
Psychological romantic drama starring Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Ed Harris (The Truman Show), about a widowed woman who finds herself attracted to a man that bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. From the director of The Chumscrubber.

Several years after being widowed, Nikki (Bening) is merely going through the motions of her life when she meets Tom; a man that looks exactly like her beloved deceased husband (Harris). Before she knows it, she is falling in love all over again. But with which man? The Face of Love explores the fine line between grief and insanity, whilst still telling the funny and touching story of a blossoming romance. Features a supporting turn from Robin Williams as Nikki's confidante and secondary love interest.

Words and Pictures

Rating: tba / Running time: 1 hr 55mins
Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) star in this romantic comedy about an English teacher who challenges the school's art teacher to a "war" between words and pictures and, in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

"Prep school English teacher Jack (Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades - as opposed to rigorous engagement with language. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years. He's let the school's literary magazine fall into ruin. He's estranged from his son. In short, Jack has much to despair of, and when Jack despairs, Jack drinks... Dina (Binoche) is an abstract painter. Like Jack, she was once celebrated for her art, but the onset of arthritis has made the physical act of painting too painful to bear. Jack finds Dina attractive but icy; he flirts with and provokes her with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his job on the line, Jack comes upon an inspired method of galvanising student interest in their studies: he declares a war between words and pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina accepts Jack's challenge and the battles begin. But, before they even know it, their hearts have also entered the fray." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Tour De Force

Rating: M Offensive Language / Running time: 1 hr 38 mins
A forlorn cyling nut embarks on his personal Tour de France, hoping to win his wife back in the process, in this French feel-good comedy.

François (Clovis Cornillac) spends as much time as he can on his bike and dreams of being a professional. When his wife tells him she's leaving with his son in tow, he concocts a plan - with depressed former sports manager Rémi (Bouli Lanners) - to race the Tour de France along, a day ahead of the pros. Solo at first, he is soon joined by others inspired by his act. As each stage passes, a media frenzy grows and the crowds grow bigger and a movement begins that doesn't please the real race officials.

The Volcano

Rating: tba / Running time: 1 hr 32 mins
The volcano that every non-Icelandic person has trouble pronouncing - Eyjafjallajökull - is erupting in this French disaster comedy, following a spiteful divorced couple (Welcome to the Sticks' Dany Boon and Little Whie Lies' Valérie Bonneton) forced to evade the event on route to their daughter's wedding.

Alain (Boon) and Valerie (Bonneton), whose mutual hatred knows no bounds, are on the same flight to the wedding on an idyllic island in Greece. With the volcano having just blown its top and grounding all flights, the pair are forced to team up to get to Greece on time - by car, truck, boat, police car, light plane and foot.

Getting here

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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