Cinema Details

Cinema Gold (Palmerston North) CLOSED

Contact Details
Ground floor, Downtown, Broadway Avenue

Palmerston North

Contact Person: Paul Wood CEO
Phone: 06 355 5335
Fax: 06 355 5400
Mobile: 0275 339 595


Capacity: Screen 1 (68) + Screen 2 (27)
Screen: Two
Sound: Dolby
Seating: Standard fixed, good quality
Snackbar: Liquor licence, beer + snacks
Accessibility: Good (Lift available for upstairs screens)
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Geoff's Review
UPDATE (Sept 2015) I have heard from a much aggrieved local, telling me that the Gold Cinemas have been purchased by Event Cinemas and closed, with little warning and less explanation. it does seem rather peculiar that a university town
such as Palmerston North, wiith its large potential audience, no longer has an art cinema

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With its venues in Havelock North, Palmerston North + The Paramount in Wellington, Cinema Gold is now the fourth biggest chain in New Zealand. The Downtown cinema complex (and it is complex!) was the first purpose-built multiplex in New Zealand and it appears to be thriving. Situated centrally in a two-level retail arcade, there are films for all tastes: upstairs there is mainstream/family fare (including 3-D in a 273-seater auditorium) plus one Rialto screen which overlaps with the two-screen art house offering at Cinema Gold on the ground floor. These screens provide for a broad and diverse audience, which includes the significant student/staff population of Massey University.
Cinema Gold is small, with a narrow entrance, but there is a welcoming atmosphere inside and a good range of recent art house releases.
These Downtown cinemas are 'independent' in respect of not being directly affiliated to the major chains--but there is little else offering cinema-wise in Palmerston North, except for Film Society screenings which are hosted in Screen 7 upstairs.
Interesting food outlets nearby, which include O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Cafe which does a good BLT (but not sure what is Irish about it).
Check out the Regent on Broadway across the street; a grand old cinema which has been renovated and re-opened as a live event venue.