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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 & Patron. 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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Wednesday 20 August
11:45 am Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
1:45 pm What We Do in the Shadows
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h00]
Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) are the writers, directors and stars of this vampire mockumentary that unearths a secret, supernatural society in Wellington... Unea...
3:45 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
6:00 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -3D
(M Violence) [2h15]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
8:15 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
Thursday 21 August
10:45 am How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
1:00 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
3:30 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
6:00 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
8:00 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Friday 22 August
11:15 am The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
1:45 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
3:45 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
6:15 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
8:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
Saturday 23 August
11:30 am How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
1:45 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
4:00 pm What We Do in the Shadows
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h00]
Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) are the writers, directors and stars of this vampire mockumentary that unearths a secret, supernatural society in Wellington... Unea...
6:00 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
8:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
Sunday 24 August
11:00 am How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
1:15 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
3:45 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -3D
(M Violence) [2h15]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
6:00 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
8:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
Monday 25 August
1:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
3:30 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
6:00 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
8:30 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -3D
(M Violence) [2h15]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Tuesday 26 August
11:45 am Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
2:00 pm How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
4:15 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
6:15 pm What We Do in the Shadows
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h00]
Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) are the writers, directors and stars of this vampire mockumentary that unearths a secret, supernatural society in Wellington... Unea...
8:15 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
Wednesday 27 August
11:30 am 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
2:00 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
4:00 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
6:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
8:30 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
 
 
       
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