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 & 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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Thursday 23 October
12:15 pm The Equalizer
(R18, violence, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, ...
2:45 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 ...
5:45 pm The Judge
(M Offensive language) [2h45]
starring Robert Downey Jr as a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder...
8:30 pm The Maze Runner
(M Violence) [2h15]
In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for e...
Friday 24 October
12:15 pm The Judge
(M Offensive language) [2h45]
starring Robert Downey Jr as a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder...
3:00 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [2h30]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
6:00 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 ...
8:15 pm The Equalizer
(R18, violence, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, ...
Saturday 25 October
11:00 am The Boxtrolls
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Stop-motion animated family adventure from Laika Entertainment (Paranorman, Coraline) about Eggs, a young orphan boy raised under the streets by a group of cave-dwelling, trash-collecting creatures kn...
1:00 pm Planes: Fire and Rescue
(G) [1h45]
The sequel to Disney’s 2013 high-flying Cars spinoff continues the misadventures of Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook), the crop-dusting plane who became an air-racing legend. Dusty joins an air attack...
2:45 pm The Maze Runner
(M Violence) [2h15]
In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for e...
5:00 pm Boyhood
(M Violence, offensive language, Drug Use) [3h00]
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltra...
8:00 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [2h30]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
Sunday 26 October
11:45 am Planes: Fire and Rescue
(G) [1h45]
The sequel to Disney’s 2013 high-flying Cars spinoff continues the misadventures of Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook), the crop-dusting plane who became an air-racing legend. Dusty joins an air attack...
1:30 pm The Boxtrolls
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Stop-motion animated family adventure from Laika Entertainment (Paranorman, Coraline) about Eggs, a young orphan boy raised under the streets by a group of cave-dwelling, trash-collecting creatures kn...
3:30 pm
8:00 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 ...
5:45 pm The Maze Runner
(M Violence) [2h15]
In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for e...
Monday 27 October
1:00 pm The Maze Runner
(M Violence) [2h15]
In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for e...
3:15 pm The Judge
(M Offensive language) [2h45]
starring Robert Downey Jr as a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder...
6:00 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 ...
8:15 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [2h30]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
Tuesday 28 October
2:00 pm Boyhood
(M Violence, offensive language, Drug Use) [3h00]
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltra...
5:00 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [2h30]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
8:00 pm The Equalizer
(R18, violence, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, ...
Wednesday 29 October
12:30 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 ...
2:45 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [2h30]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
5:45 pm The Judge
(M Offensive language) [2h45]
starring Robert Downey Jr as a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder...
8:30 pm The Maze Runner
(M Violence) [2h15]
In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for e...
 
 
       
Cinema Paradiso :: 72 Brownston St, Wanaka :: info@paradiso.net.nz :: Reservations Phone +64 3 443 1505
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