The Village Theatre is Golden Bay’s great little community cinema in the heart of Takaka. Please donate to keep us going.
The Village Theatre is Golden Bay’s great little community in the heart of Takaka. Since its inception in 1984, Takaka’s iconic Village Theatre has put on a great show for Golden Bay movie-goers. Founded on generous donations of time, money and plain hard yakka, our rural cinema has not only survived but, in the hands of a charitable trust, has flourished into a star of the Bay’s quirky cultural scene. And we do much more than just screen films- we double up as a playhouse, concert hall and meeting place.
In summer, the little venue packs out with visitors from all over the world taking in the biggest blockbusters, while on cold winter nights it warms the locals with varied programme of the latest releases, piano recitals and live theatre. No matter the season, the special experience is loved by all who treasure the mix of comfy second-hand sofas, beanbags and a traditional intermission as a unique counterpoint to the urban multiplex.
But our cosy theatre is no relic of the past. Over the years, thanks to the efforts of our community, the blend of high tech and whimsy has been refined to embrace cinematic digital wizardry while keeping the venue’s off-beat vibe alive. Come and enjoy our state of the art surround system whilst relaxing on one of our comfy couches. Thank you for your donation!
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The Village Theatre is Golden Bay’s great little community cinema and theatre run by a charitable trust for visitors and locals. All donations are entitled to a 33% tax credit.