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
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.2
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
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.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 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.6
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!