PARADISO : cinema cafe bar
     

This small classic movie theatre located in Wanaka is a real find. Comfy old sofas, an old Morris Minor, a cafe & bar serving delicious meals before, during or after the movie. Homemade icecream, world-famous hot cookies fresh every intermission & a warm welcome from the friendly staff .  Loads of guides list the cinema as a "must do" & it is truly a memorable movie experience!

"Deservedly one of Wanaka's biggest attractions & just maybe a NZ National Treasure!" NZ Lonely PLanet

"Halfway through, the film stopped & we had a short interval. Everyone went outside to the adjoining cafe & got freshly baked cookies (still warm), homemade ice cream or a beer & then settled back into their chairs. This is how all cinemas should be. It was more like being round someone's house." UK Guardian

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72 BROWNSTON ST, WANAKA. Opposite the entrance to the New World supermarket & Base Backpackers.

The Cinema and Cafe are open 1/2 an hour before the start of the first movie, 24 / 7. Opening times are;

Mon - Fri : 12.00 noon
Sat - Sun : 11.00 am

Reservations by phone 03 443 1505

  Censor's Classifications
  G Approved for general exhibitions
  G* Approved for general exhibition - followed by any recommendation that the Chief Censor may specify.
  PG Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers.
  M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.
  R (Followed by such age as the Chief Censor may specify) Approved for exhibition only to persons ... years of age and over.
  R* Followed by a statement of the class or description of persons to whole the film may be exhibited and the places, dates and times, where or when the film may be exhibited.
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Thursday 18 December
12:30 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
3:15 pm Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
5:00 pm Pride
(M Offensive language, Sex references, Drug use) [2h15]
Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and ...
5:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
7:30 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
8:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 3D HFR
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Screening in 3D HFR (High Frame Rate). Visually stunning!
Friday 19 December
11:45 am
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
2:45 pm Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
6:00 pm What We Did on our Holiday
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly...
8:45 pm Nightcrawler
(R16 violence, offensive language, content may dist) [2h30]
Jake Gyllenhaal leads this Los Angeles-set drama as a devilishly persistent young man who, struggling for employment, barges into the underground world of freelance crime journalism. The directorial d...
Saturday 20 December
11:15 am
3:30 pm
Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
1:30 pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
(PG Coarse Language) [2h00]
Disney adaptation of Judith Viorst's 1972, award-winning children's book. Follows 11-year-old Alexander (newcomer Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the worst day of his young lifeó. When he tells his up...
5:00 pm What We Did on our Holiday
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly...
5:45 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
8:00 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
8:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 3D HFR
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Screening in 3D HFR (High Frame Rate). Visually stunning!
Sunday 21 December
11:00 am
3:15 pm
Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
1:15 pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
(PG Coarse Language) [2h00]
Disney adaptation of Judith Viorst's 1972, award-winning children's book. Follows 11-year-old Alexander (newcomer Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the worst day of his young lifeó. When he tells his up...
5:00 pm Pride
(M Offensive language, Sex references, Drug use) [2h15]
Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and ...
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
8:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 3D HFR
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Screening in 3D HFR (High Frame Rate). Visually stunning!
Monday 22 December
12:30 pm Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
2:45 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
5:00 pm What We Did on our Holiday
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly...
5:30 pm
8:30 pm
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
7:30 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
Tuesday 23 December
1:00 pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
(PG Coarse Language) [2h00]
Disney adaptation of Judith Viorst's 1972, award-winning children's book. Follows 11-year-old Alexander (newcomer Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the worst day of his young lifeó. When he tells his up...
3:00 pm Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
5:00 pm What We Did on our Holiday
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly...
5:45 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
8:00 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
8:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 3D HFR
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Screening in 3D HFR (High Frame Rate). Visually stunning!
Wednesday 24 December
12:30 pm Paddington
(G) [2h15]
The duffel-coated, galoshes-wearing, marmaladen, family favourite follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a ...
2:45 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
5:00 pm What We Did on our Holiday
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC series Outnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad's (Billy Connolly...
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
8:30 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 3D HFR
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Screening in 3D HFR (High Frame Rate). Visually stunning!
 
 
       
Cinema Paradiso :: 72 Brownston St, Wanaka :: info@paradiso.net.nz :: Reservations Phone +64 3 443 1505
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