Ever considered owning your own art house cinema? Will now is the chance with Dunedin Metro cinema up for sale. Located in the front entrance of the Town Hall in the heart of Dunedin CBD is run by operator John Wilson. John began operating Metro as an independent cinema in 1995 where he has screened films ranging from commercial to art-house. “We have a pretty good relationship with both the arthouse and the more main distributors. So we show a good mix of stuff that appeals to the mainstream and other material which others are not always offered,” says John.  

Popular with all ages from the teens wanting big screen action to senior citizens enjoying week day screenings the theatre is flexible and has been able to cater for private functions, charity fundraisers, numerous film festivals that come to the University city that is small in size and big on cultural appreciation.The cinema still operates seven days a week with five screenings a day in the main auditorium and four screenings in the smaller ten-seat screening room. using the latest in studio equipment to give the audience the sharpest picture possible and a clear sound for their enjoyment. And don’t worry while John has a few future projects he is happy to consider any deal which involves him being “able to train up prospective buyers in the technical aspect of the business in addition to showing them the secrets of running a successful art-house house theatre” which has been a big part of Dunedin since it first began.

Admission Rates: Adults $13 (after 5pm & public holidays) $ 12 (before 5 pm weekdays).

NZ Superannuation Card Holders (Senior Citizens) $ 8.50 $ 10 (after 5pm and public holidays). 

University Students including PolyTech (Current student card required) • $ 12:00 (all screenings). 

Service Discounts, Military, Police, Nurses Fire Service ( With Current ID ) • $ 10 (all screenings) 

Phone 03-470 1441 Moray Pl, Dunedin.


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