Cinema Details

Tivoli Cinema (Cambridge)

Contact Details
32 Lake Street


Contact Person: Manager: Emily Peace. Owners: or Shane 021 449 593 or Karen 027 567 1691
Phone: 07 823 5064
Mobile: Shane 021 449 593 or Karen 027 567 1691


Capacity: 41, 47 and 52 capacity screens, with another 40 capacity screen imminent
Screen: Three screens, with full DCP
Sound: 7.1 Dolby surround sound
Seating: Very comfortable, locally-made two-seater counches (with cushions). Fully air-conditioned, for those muggy Waikato summers.
Snackbar: A range of refreshments, wine and coffee
Accessibility: Good level access to all screens. There is ample parking but there would be more if an unfriendly neighbour took down a recently-installed fence.
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Geoff's Review
A brand-new cinema (opened May 2014) with a very old name, in a town which has not had a cinema for 20 or more years. A welcome addition to the Waikato, as an alternative for locals who no longer have to travel north to Hamilton cinemas, or west to the Regent in Te Awamutu. It may take some initial searching if you are no familiar with Cambridge. It can found opposite the Vehicle Testing building on Lake Street, behind the large pink former church, as you enter the town from the north.
The Tivoli is the latest venture of partners Shane Jarrett and Karen Focas, who previously owned the classy Shoreline Cinema in Waikanae and Finns in Paekakariki. The Tivoli is in the style of the Shoreline, with sparkling interiors and excellent sight-lines in three cinemas. There is also function/music venue space upstairs.
The Tivoli also provides similar programming to Waikanae, with a mix of art house, National Theatre and popular titles.
Cambridge is one of New Zealand's prettiest towns and serves a broad swath of well-heeled dairy farming and horse-breeding interests. More recently, it has become a centre for sports development, with the opening of the grand Cycling Velodrome just out of town, as well as being the home of gold medal-winning Olympians.
With the opening of the SH1 bypass in late 2015, there is less traffic rumbling through the centre of town, making it even more agreeable place to visit.