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Empire Movie Theatre

Ara Tapu, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Only theatre in town, limited options, but its there if you want to see a movie

Only theater in town, limited options, but its there if you want to see a movie. Popcorn and drinks... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
Good screen mouldy theatre

The sound and screen are both very good however the theatre smelled like mould and was hard to... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
via mobile
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  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Ara Tapu, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Only theater in town, limited options, but its there if you want to see a movie. Popcorn and drinks are dated and feels like a theater from the 70s but well you are on a small island in the mid of nowhere so you take...More

Thank viv_ab
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The sound and screen are both very good however the theatre smelled like mould and was hard to breathe and I wouldn't recommend it for people with asthma or kids. We were in cinema number 3 which was upstairs. The seats are not your average...More

Thank Stefaniegraham
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was able to watch Moana earlier than I thought i was able to view it, as it came out almost a month later here. Its air-conditioned and has fans to push the cold air around I think. The seats are average, but doesnt not...More

Thank elima718
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Watched XXX THe Retunr of Xander Cage (In case you were confused by the XXX). Is an okay cinema for a small island. Seats were basic but screen and sound were good. We like to watch a movie in every country we go and could...More

Thank Plummo78
Reviewed 29 July 2016

See some of the latest blockbusters before it's released in your home country. Movies shown are released same time as US or before. Can't go wrong. Great family entertainment and conveniently located in town so you can eat out before a showing or after.

Thank Ovaia L
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Since it's the only place to see a movie on the island, you can only go here. However, the screens are big, it's clean, and it's good place to go to kill some time before you fly out.

Thank picard4u2
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Had to kill time as our flight left at 2.30am. Went to picks saw some terrible batman movie. Was a good experience really. Icecream was excellent! ! I recommend the passionfruit. Very cool inside lots of fans on tge walls and air con for africa....More

Thank Jamie T
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Not sure where else you could see the new Star Wars movie in the first week of release with only 10 other people in the theatre but you can on Rarotonga! The price was cheap at only 11 dollars NZ and popcorn and bottled drinks...More

Thank Cody P
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The movie theater here is great.. They have upgraded it into two parts and the seats have been replaced... It's epic. They have 3D and 2D which adds to a better experience. It's usually pretty packed for popular movies like the Avengers, Thor, Fast and...More

Thank Inano P
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We went to "American Sniper " here one night. Cute wee theatre and small vinyl seats ,but fun. Staff were lovely

Thank Kerry And Helen N
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