Cinema Details

MetroCinema (Dunedin)

Contact Details
Town Hall Building, Moray Place


Contact Person: John 021 241 8970
Phone: 03 471 9635


Capacity: Metro 60 seats
Screen: Single screen. DCP + 35mm (when required)
Sound: Dolby digital SRD. No 3D
Seating: Formerly flipup;now converted to armchairs (ex Christchurch)
Snackbar: No liquor licence but numerous bars are scattered around the Octagon.. Coffee and snacks–but definitely no popcorn (see photo)
Accessibility: Lift available for wheelchairs
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Geoff's Review
With a 2012 major upgrade completed (new entrance, new seating, new fixtures), the Metro re-occupies it place as "the only 100% locally owned and operated cinema left in Dunedin". Given that Dunedin is such a student town and the University of Otago teaches film (along with local schools), it is a little odd that there are not more cinemas of this kind in the city.
The Metro has been screening programmes of art house and 'cross-over' films and mainstream titles seven days a week since 1996. It was formerly linked to the Metro in Christchurch (which sadly is no more).
The Dunedin Metro is tucked away behind the Octagon. It shares a foyer entrance with the renovated Dunedin Town Hall and is well worth a short stroll up the hill.
The owner/manager John really knows his films--in July 2012, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had been running there for 13 weeks.