Cinema Details

Lido (Epsom, Auckland)

Contact Details
427 Manukau Road

Contact Person:
Phone: 09 630 1500


Capacity: 40 + 200
Screen: Two – The Lounge + Main Cinema
Sound: Dolby digital
Seating: Front row Lazyboys + fixed, custom-built (extra wide) seatsl
Snackbar: Full wine list, excellent coffee, snacks and Rush Munro ice cream
Accessibility: Good, with lift access to upstairs screens
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Geoff's Review
Sandwiched between two Japanese restaurants on busy Manukau Road, the Lido Epsom is the companion cinema to the Lido Hamilton and the Capitol Cinema (Auckland). Managed by Richard Dalton, these three cinemas display a real style and appreciation of film-going as a special experience. The Lido Epsom features two spacious lounges for patrons to sit by the fire, have a coffee, pick up a book from the shelves--before being shown to their seats by young, attentive ushers.
This cinema feels 'just right' once you step inside, with nice touches (fresh flowers) and the atmosphere of a well-cared-for venue.
Features a good range of recent art house releases (but a 3-D and popcorn-free zone), with a good mix of patrons (older patrons in the daytime; young professionals in the evening) Aucklanders travel across town to this cinema, and can find parking adjacent to the cinema, or on adjacent side streets.
As a Hamiltonian, I am indebted to the Lido Epsom and to Richard Dalton for the similar attention he has bestowed on the Lido Hamilton--a cinema which provides the very best film-going experience in my city.