The Roxburgh cinema is located on the main street in Roxburgh and typically plays three movies a week.

The cinema consists of the main theatre which seats 258, and the recently introduced Attic theatre, an intimate small group cinema which seats 14. The Attic Theatre is available for hire by groups, clubs, or a bunch of friends looking for an evening of movie entertainment. An on-license offers the opportunity for refreshments during screenings. All proceeds received from movie screenings go towards maintaining, improving and updating this facility.

The Attic Theatre

What are the screening times at the Roxburgh Cinema?

There are typically three movie screenings each week at the Roxburgh Cinema.

      • In the Attic theatre from 8 pm
      • In the Main theatre from 8 pm

(Individual screenings as advertised in upcoming events above).

      • Sunday afternoon screenings in the Main theatre from 3 pm

The Main Theatre

What are the ticket prices at the Roxburgh Cinema?

Make sure you pick up a Loyalty Card at the ticket office, every 10th visit is free of charge!

Main Theatre: Adults $12.00
The Attic Theatre: Adults $15.00
Children all screenings: $6.00

EFTPOS available.
Gift Vouchers available.

History of the Roxburgh Entertainment Centre

History will show that Movies have been screened from the same site in the Roxburgh township since 1897. For this reason the Roxburgh Cinema is; the longest continuously running movie theatre in the world. A claim which is currently being considered by Guinness World Records.

Today the Roxburgh Cinema is operated as a Charitable Trust, a successful operation only made possible thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers whose efforts ensure that history is preserved. The main ethos of the volunteer team is based on a common understanding that the best rewards are earned through giving, and here at the theatre the giving of time is hugely appreciated. Due to this the cinema continues to operate as a valuable community asset, an essential gathering place for residents and visitors to the town.

All proceeds received from movie screenings go towards maintaining, improving and updating the facility. This has allowed the committee to fund a major upgrade of the facility in the late 1990’s, and more recently, the purchase of a digital cinema projector. Future improvements include a planned main theatre screen replacement and upgrades to the theatre sound system.

Is the main theatre available for hire?

The primary purpose for the venue is as a cinema for movie screenings, however, the venue is regularly and effectively used as a theatre where events such as concerts, ceremonies, presentations, functions or conferences are held. Anyone interested in discussing the potential hire of the venue for any public event should not hesitate to make contact, just click on the “Enquiry” button below.

The current Committee for the Roxburgh Entertainment Centre

Curtis Crawford – Chair, Projectionist
Norman Dalley – Treasurer
Zoe McKenzie – Secretary
Alistair Monteath – Facilities Coordinator
Lou Gilchrist – Movie Convener, Volunteer Coordinator

Jo Johnston – Front of House Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator

Who should I contact at the Roxburgh Cinema?

For any information regarding movie screenings, venue hire, volunteer information, your first point of contact is:

Annie: 021 2804800


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132 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500, New Zealand

Friday 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Local time 8:17pm
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