United Cinemas is opening soon and we couldn't be more excited! Keep your eyes peeled for an opening date on our social media. 

Get ready to spend more fun-filled time at Bayfair, because we’re about to add the last piece of the puzzle to your local shopping, dining and entertainment mix - a world-class United Cinemas complex.

The Bayfair United Cinemas have seven screens, using the latest world-leading laser projection technology and 360-degree Dolby Atmos surround sound ensuring the best audio-visual experience. There will be electric “Grand Recliner Flat Beds” and a wireless phone charger on every seat - so you can post your review on socials as soon as your film finishes!

There will also be an in-theatre dining service featuring an à la carte menu, delicious wood-fired pizzas and an extensive range of beverages, with beer on tap.

While we can’t tell you exactly when it’s opening just yet, we do have some treats in store for you in the meantime. The United Cinemas team have a pop-up site (near Kmart) where you can find out more about what’s coming, spin the wheel for prizes and try out their seats!

The United Cinemas pop-up is open with the spinning prize wheel Thursday and Saturday from 10am till 2pm. You can also contact the team Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm on 07 572 0466.

More about United Cinemas

United Cinemas are dedicated to delivering quality, sophistication and class, and is renowned for its level of customer service, 5-star interiors, world-class Dolby Atmos surround sound, digital laser picture quality and excellence in food and beverage offerings.

United Cinemas is an Australian-owned, award-winning chain of cinemas, which already boasts 48 theatres across Australia, but Bayfair will be its first New Zealand cinema complex. The Bayfair complex will feature United’s signature two-storey dress circle “Grand Theatre”, which will house the largest screen and Dolby Atmos Digital Sound offering in the region. 

United Cinemas Australia chairman Roy Mustaca says they chose Bayfair because they wanted to offer one of the most compelling entertainment experiences in the country. 

“We want to be a part of the Bayfair Shopping Centre transformation and offer the people of the Bay of Plenty region an exceptional cinema experience. Each cinema will feature plush stadium seating, 300 electric grand recliners and our a la carte in-theatre dining menu delivering quality food and beverage to patrons’ seats. With the latest laser projection and 360-degree Dolby Atmos sound, the cinema will deliver a world-class movie experience.”

We can’t wait!