A Local's Tail
A Local's Tail introduces local characters, community colour and the struggles and triumphs of the island pioneers - past and present.
This delightful, quirky 40 minute film answers the myriad of questions visitors have about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Stewart Island, from the most reliable of all sources - the pub (or more accurately, from the yarns overheard at the pub by a local dog).
The film lets you browse through the island's history and gives you a tour of the whole island from the big screen comfort of the Bunkhouse Theatre, guided by a local dog - Lola.
If you want to know more, check out our trailer and see a wee snippet of the film.
The Bunkhouse Theatre
The Bunkhouse Theatre is a comfy 53 seat cinema and the home of A Local's Tail and other flicks. It's run by movie-makers Penny and Aussie Pete, and their dog Lola.
The movies aren't the only attractions at the Bunkhouse Theatre. And, no, Aussie Pete, we're not talking about you.
Lola, "The Star" of A Local's Tail, makes frequent appearances at the theatre and loves photobombing your happy snaps.
Every good movie experience comes with munchies. We've got the big three covered: jaffas, ice creams and popcorn. Of course you have to make your own popcorn! Just bring $2 and give yourself enough time in case there's a queue for the popcorn machine.
Check out Other Flicks to see what else may be screening at the Bunkhouse Theatre while you're on the Island.