Visit our beautiful boutique cinema showing a varied selection of arthouse, contemporary and 3D films. Our main cinema offers spacious seating with a large screen. Films showing here even offer an intermission! Alternatively, you can relax in comfort in the intimate atmosphere of The Den. Enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by a delicious cheeseboard at your leisure whilst watching the movie of your choice.
Film details and screening times are available by calling the information line on (03) 442 1968 or visiting www.dorothybrowns.com. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phoning the cinema on (03) 442 1964.
Come along and browse through our fabulous range of books. We stock fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle, art and childrens books as well as selected magazines. Cinema and book vouchers are also available for purchase.
Featured in the Lonely Planet guide, and blogged about on countless websites, Dorothy Browns has been touted by movie-goers as the best in New Zealand. With all year round entertainment, in winter you can sit by the roaring fire and in summer take in the view from our sunny balcony.
Whatever the occasion, we will ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.