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 first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
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.3
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.