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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

Wednesday 29 October

6.30pm Broken Hallelujah


Thursday 30 October

6pm Decoding Annie Parker - NEW

8pm Reaching For The Moon


Friday 31 October

Monty Bevans EP Release Tour with Nikita

Bar open 7pm, music at 8pm

Followed by a late night Residents session.

$10 on the door


Saturday 1 November

7pm Rock the Casbah


Sunday 2 November

6.30pm Beloved Sisters - FINAL



Tuesday 4 November

Poverty Bay Blues Night

Doors open 7pm,

music from 8pm, $5


Wednesday 5 November

6.30pm Decoding Annie Parker


Thursday 6 November

6pm Reaching For The Moon

8pm Finding Vivian Maier - NEW


Friday 7 November

Pulp Friday with the Residents playing live

In the bar from 8pm, bar open from 7pm


Saturday 8 November

Private Function


Sunday 9 November

6.30pm Broken Hallelujah - FINAL

 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

Decoding Annie Parker

Rating: TBA / Running time: 1 hr 31 mins
Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the life affirming story of two remarkable women; the irrepressible Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor and the geneticist Mary-Claire King whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.

In the film, we meet the 11-year-old Annie Parker, living the perfect young life, loved by her mother, father and older sister. But something horrible is stalking this family.
On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie hears a noise from upstairs and an agonizing downward spiral begins.Meanwhile, far away, a brilliant research scientist named Mary-Claire King, against the advice of virtually everyone who knew her, is embarking on a journey that would end in a discovery of such significance that it would be considered one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century and touch millions of lives—including that of Annie Parker.

Broken Hallelujah

Rating: M - Offensive language, drug use and sex scenes / Running time: 2 hrs 15 mins
The lives of three people collide in this Kiwi drama that is "not a love story but a story about love".

Kirsty's comfortable life is upended when she finds out how her husband, Gary, has been keeping their business afloat.

Francis, an unassuming man, is desperately trying to convince his wife Miranda to give their marriage another chance. Things have started to go wrong since she started her new TV show 'Budget Blow Out'.

Lex, a young real estate agent - his heart set on the award for best salesman of the year - has just one last sale to clinch before he can beat four times winner Terry Fuller.

A single event collides their stories together. On an isolated beach the unexpected happens and in one profound moment they each realise how fragile and precious life can be.

Reaching For The Moon

Rating: M - Offensive language and content that may disturb / Running time: 1 hr 54 mins
Two iconic women, one passion.

Love story, set in 1950s Rio, telling the true story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Mirando Otto) and her love affair with the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires).

In need of some respite from her Manhattan life and writer's block, Elizabeth heads to Brazil where she meets Mary, an old friend who is staying at Lota’s sprawling estate. Elizabeth is uneasy after learning the two women are lovers, and her sensitivity sees her subjected to Lota’s taunts. Their opposing temperaments and political ideologies, together with Lota’s ongoing connection with Mary, fuel tension, but the pair’s instant attraction eventually blossoms into a full-blown love affair.

Rock The Casbah

Rating: M - Nudity and sexual references / Running time: 1 hr 39 mins
Bittersweet, Moroccan drama chronicling a middle class family who reunite to mourn the death of their father (screen legend Omar Sharif), set over the three day period called for by Muslim tradition. As the family gather, sparks fly and dramatic secrets are unearthed.

"Set in an opulent villa in Tangiers, the film unfolds over the three days of the rites of mourning dictated by Muslim custom, following the death of a prominent magnate and family patriarch, Moulay Hassan (Sharif). The solemnity of the occasion is disrupted by the unexpected return of Sofia (Morjana Alaoui), the rebellious youngest daughter who left Morocco, against her father's wishes, seeking an acting career in the US. Her sisters, Kenza (Lubna Azabal) and Miriam (Nadine Labaki), rattled by her unsettling antics, come to reconsider their life choices in moments of emotional reckoning. And as their father's remains are prepared for burial, the three siblings find themselves unearthing some dramatic family secrets." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Finding Vivian Maier

Rating: Doco / Running time: 1 hr 23 mins
A documentary about the discovery of over 100,000 photographs and negatives taken by the late Vivian Maier, a nanny who kept her passion for photography a secret from even her closest friends. John Maloof was the real estate agent who won the photographs at an auction, only to discover the secret life of the accomplished street photographer.

Maier travelled all over the world during the 1950s and 1960s, visiting the roughest parts of cities to take the most interesting portraits of the people she saw. It is only now that she is receiving recognition for her work that she kept hidden from the world when she was alive.

Beloved Sisters

Rating: M - Sex scenes / Running time: 2 hrs 18 mins
German romantic-drama based on the love triangle between two aristocratic sisters and the soon-to-be famous poet Friedrich Schiller. Set in 18th century Germany, the two sisters, one of them being unhappily married, find they are both in love with the poet. The once close bond between the sisters is slowly weakened as the relationship between the poet and his mistresses grows.

The Lunchbox

Rating: M / Running time: 1 hr 44 mins
A little pinch of happiness can change your life.

Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) leads this romance, where a mistaken delivery in Mumbai connects a young housewife to an older man. As they exchange notes to find the correct address, a relationship is triggered, built on the fantasy of their letters.

Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system transports thousands of meals every day from kitchens to offices. A Harvard University study found that just one in a million lunchboxes is ever delivered to the wrong address. This is the story of that one lunchbox. Ila, a neglected housewife, attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a special lunch for her husband. When it is accidentally delivered to Saajan, a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, they exchange notes to each other to get to the bottom of the mistaken delivery. Their notes gradually evolve into a series of intimate little confessions.

20,000 Days On Earth

Rating: Documentary / Running time: 1 hr 35 mins
Innovative mix of fiction and documentary essay with Nick Cave as both subject and co-conspirator, portraying the Australian musician's artistic process and combining it with a narrative of his 20,000th day on Earth. The feature debut from British visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who took home the World Cinema (Documentary) award for directing at Sundance 2014.

"Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in the music and film world. 20,000 Days on Earth enhances his mystique... The film weaves two parallel narrative threads. The first is a cinematic portrait of Cave's 20,000th day, created through a series of staged, but not scripted, scenes and encounters. The second looks in depth at his creativity - from writing through recording and rehearsal to performance... Ultimately, 20,000 Days reaches beyond Cave to ask all of us how many days we've been alive and what use we've made of that time." (Sundance Film Festival)

Starts Sept 4

Monty Bevins 'Come Back Here' EP Release Tour with Nikita

The Dome Presents...

A special Gisborne show in the beautiful Dome Cinema, come and get comfy on the bean bags and listen to the amazing songs of Monty and Nikita. Regular Friday night band the Residents will carry the evening on in the bar after the completion of the show.

Monty Bevins is set to release his Come Back Here EP with a comprehensive 20 date nationwide tour this October and November. To keep it interesting he'll be united with a different artist in each island, for the north: amazing Wellington singer/songwriter Nikita, and the south: Amiria Grenell (Fly My Pretties IV, Tui 'Best Folk Album' 2012).

PULP FRIDAY in the Dome Bar

Come on in to the best little bar in Gizzy.
Every Friday night from 8 'till late from August 22nd.

Be bathed in the seductive light, while listening to a selection of live music on the intimate stage in the bar.
Where else would you want to be!
coming soon.Pulp Friday

Luckless and Pales November Tour

Playing live on their November Tour, 8pm, $10 on the door!

Following up a critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Vindication Blues’, Luckless, the project of song writer Ivy Rossiter, will be touring solo throughout the country this November, arm-in-arm with Wellington folk trio Pales.

After the celebrated ‘Vindication Blues’ tour tooka four-piece Luckless band through the country’s
largest centers in July of 2014, this November tour offers audiences the chance to experience the more introspective, reflective solo side of Luckless. Wrangling a 1964 Silvertone electric
guitar and a loop station, Rossiter conjures the ethereal and elusive, and has been lauded by critics throughout the country as a unique, rich and powerful independent voice
Pales brings together Scott Maynard, Mike Isaacs and Rose Blake, a trio of musicians from Wellington’soft-collaborative folk scene, replete with credits frommany other musical endeavours under their collective belts. Armed with banjos, guitars and three angelic voices, Pales will be performing brand new material throughout the tour in anticipation of their imminent follow-up to their 2013 debut ‘It’s Cold Outside’. Their combination of sophisticated and challenging songwriting with three-part vocal harmony promises to melt even the stoniest of souls. Between these acoustic reveries of Pales, and the dynamic vocals and sculpted loops of Luckless, these shows offer
audiences the country over the chance to experience the enchanting and challenging music being created outside of the mainstream today.
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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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