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Empire Movie Theatre

Ara Tapu, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Watch out for smells, cockroaches & mice!

This is the ONLY place to see movies on the big screen, but even then it is not worth going to! I... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
KiwiShezza
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Latest movies but do not expect flash

The Empire Theatre has all the latest movies but it is not a flash place. It is quite run down. If... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Cooksta
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Cook Islands
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Ara Tapu, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the ONLY place to see movies on the big screen, but even then it is not worth going to! I can only comment on the smaller theatre as this was the one we had to watch our movie in. It is smelly, and...More

Thank KiwiShezza
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Empire Theatre has all the latest movies but it is not a flash place. It is quite run down. If you can look past that, then you will be fine. Sometimes the movies listed on the hotline and on their facebook page etc are...More

Thank Cooksta
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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