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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 16 April

6.30pm 3 Mile Limit - FINAL 


Thursday 17 April

6.30pm Like Father Like Son - NEW


Friday 18 April



Saturday 19 April


Diaz Grimm Broskie and more!

Presales from Kingpin $10

8pm till midnight


Sunday 20 April



Wednesday 23 April

6.30pm Like Father Like Son 


Thursday 24 April

6.30pm The Deadly Ponies Gang


Friday 25 April

6pm The Selfish Giant

8pm Like Father Like Son


Saturday 26 April


Doors open 4.30



Sunday 27 April

6pm The Brats - 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

Like Father Like Son

Rating: PG / Running time: 120 mins
Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori, and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father.

The Deadly Ponies Gang

Rating: R13 Drug use and offensive language / Running time: 1 hr 14 mins
How's this even impossible?
Not to be mistaken for a mockumentary, documentarian Zoe McIntosh follows the lives of "bestest" mates Clint and Dwayne - the extremely quotable members of the two-member Deadly Ponies Gang who trawl the edges of rural West Auckland on their pimped-out rides (i.e. steeds decorated with glitter, beads and sunglasses).
Not short of a suave move with the ladies, Clint worries that Dwayne’s not pulling the way he once did - most likely because he has no teeth ("I'm less of a man without the teeth"). So Dwayne organises a gig to fundraise for a new set, the "Help My Mate Dwayne Get Some Teeth Fundraising Gig". Along with some drug deals to supplement their income, the pair go in search of a life of hustling, riding and partying.

3 Mile Limit

Rating: TBC / Running time: 1 hr 45 mins
True story about the rise of Radio Hauraki in mid-'60s New Zealand. In an effort to break the government's state broadcasting monopoly and bring rock n' roll to the young Kiwi masses, a group of rebel DJs set out on a boat named Tiri and broadcast from international waters. Stars Matt Whelan (The Most Fun You Can Have Dying) as 23-year-old journalist/band manager Richard Davis responsible for leading the revolt.

The Selfish Giant

Rating: R13 Offensive language / Running time: 93 mins
THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conor Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer - the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart; Swifty has a natural gift with the horses while Arbor emulates Kitten, keen to impress him and earn money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which will transform them all.

The Brats

Rating: TBC / Running time: 1 hr 35 mins
Newly engaged, Thomas meets his future father-in-law Gilbert, who has been married for 30 years to Suzanne. Disillusioned Gilbert is convinced that his marriage has meant he's missed out on life. He persuades Thomas not to marry his daughter Lola and encourages him to drop everything else in his life as well. The two men then throw themselves into a new brats' life full of adventure, convinced that freedom is elsewhere. But at what cost do we rediscover our adolescent dreams?

Dallas Buyers Club

Rating: R16 - Sex scenes,violence,drug use and offensive language. / Running time: 1 hr 57mins
True story drama with Matthew McConaughey (in a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning performance) as a womanising, redneck Texan staring down a 30-day death sentence when he is diagnosed HIV-positive. Not finding help through traditional means, he hustles his way around doctors and police in acquiring non-approved drug treatment.
Ron Woodroof 's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 with his terminal diagnosis. Learning of medicines lacking government approval, Woodroof took matters into his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - brought to life by a supporting cast including Jared Leto, also a Golden Globe and Oscar-winner for his role - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club" to sidestep the law.

Leto and McConaughey, who reportedly lost over 17 kilograms for the role, are joined by a cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn and Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox in his film debut.

The Rocket

Rating: M - Nudity / Running time: 1 hr 36 mins
Set in the remote countryside of Laos, Southeast Asia, this Berlin Film Festival-winning journey follows Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), a 10-year-old boy who is a supposed bringer of bad luck. To prove that isn't the case, Ahlo has a fool-proof plan - build a giant explosive rocket to win the annual Rocket Festival. This is the debut narrative feature from Australian documentarian Kim Mordaunt.
When a run of disasters forces Ahlo's family to move, the finger of blame is pointed towards him. Struggling to hang on to his father’s trust, Ahlo leads his family, his James Brown-worshipping uncle Purple, and spirited orphan Kia through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. In a last plea to try and prove he’s not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, Ahlo reaches to the heavens for forgiveness.


Saturday 19 April
8pm - Midnight
$10 presales from Kingpin

Warhorse - National Theatre Live

Running time: 170mins
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas. Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

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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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