In the same complex as the more mainstream Downtown Cinemas, CinemaGold ups the ante. Plush seats and a booze licence enhance art-house classics and limited-release screenings.
Brooklands Park is home to the Bowl of Brooklands, a world-class outdoor sound-shell which hosts festivals such as WOMAD, and old-school rockers like Fleetwood Mac.
A mainstay of the simmering Palmerston North theatre scene, Centrepoint serves up big-name professional shows, theatre sports and seasonal plays. Dinner and a show, anyone?
Hunker down by the moody river in this rockin' room, where touring metal, rock and blues outfits grace the stage and assuage your ears.
Nightly new-release blockbusters selling out faster than you can say ‘bored Whanganui teenagers’. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
Mainstream, main-street megaplex, the carpet a sea of popcorn. All 2D tickets $9.50 on Tuesdays ($12.50 for 3D).
The capacious Downtown megaplex (eight screens) shows mainstream new-release flicks. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
Underneath a regulation Irish pub, the grungy Basement is the best place in town to catch up-and-coming live bands, broadly sheltering under a rock, metal and punk umbrella, as well as comedy. Opening hours vary wit…