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 2 July
1:00 pm Inside Out
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life. Starring: Mindy Kalin...
1:30 pm Terminator Genisys
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
3:30 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
4:00 pm Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
5:30 pm The Falling
(R16 sex scenes) [2h15]
UK mystery set in a 1969 English girls’ school where a tragedy unfolds. Soon after, an unknown epidemic begins to spread, causing students to faint suddenly. Amidst the disorder, a troubled girl attem...
6:00 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
8:00 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
8:30 pm Terminator Genisys 3D
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
Friday 3 July
1:00 pm Far from the Madding Crowd
(M Sex scenes, ) [2h30]
Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts lead this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 literary classic that delves into the complicated nature of passion, attachment and independence through a woman’s r...
1:30 pm Minions 3D
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
3:30 pm Inside Out
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life. Starring: Mindy Kalin...
3:45 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
5:45 pm The Emperor's New Clothes
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we current...
6:15 pm Terminator Genisys 3D
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
8:15 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:45 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
Saturday 4 July
11:00 am
3:00 pm
Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
12:30 pm The Emperor's New Clothes
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we current...
1:00 pm Inside Out 3D
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life.
3:30 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
5:30 pm Far from the Madding Crowd
(M Sex scenes, ) [2h30]
Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts lead this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 literary classic that delves into the complicated nature of passion, attachment and independence through a woman’s r...
6:00 pm Terminator Genisys
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
8:00 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
8:30 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
Sunday 5 July
11:30 am
4:00 pm
Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
12:15 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
1:30 pm Inside Out 3D
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life.
3:15 pm The Emperor's New Clothes
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we current...
5:30 pm The Falling
(R16 sex scenes) [2h15]
UK mystery set in a 1969 English girls’ school where a tragedy unfolds. Soon after, an unknown epidemic begins to spread, causing students to faint suddenly. Amidst the disorder, a troubled girl attem...
6:00 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
8:00 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
8:30 pm Terminator Genisys 3D
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
Monday 6 July
11:15 am Minions 3D
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
12:45 pm Far from the Madding Crowd
(M Sex scenes, ) [2h30]
Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts lead this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 literary classic that delves into the complicated nature of passion, attachment and independence through a woman’s r...
1:30 pm Inside Out
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life. Starring: Mindy Kalin...
3:15 pm Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
3:45 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
5:45 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
6:15 pm Terminator Genisys
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
8:15 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:45 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
Tuesday 7 July
11:15 am Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
12:45 pm Minions 3D
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
1:15 pm Inside Out
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life. Starring: Mindy Kalin...
3:00 pm Terminator Genisys
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
3:30 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
5:30 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
6:00 pm The Falling
(R16 sex scenes) [2h15]
UK mystery set in a 1969 English girls’ school where a tragedy unfolds. Soon after, an unknown epidemic begins to spread, causing students to faint suddenly. Amidst the disorder, a troubled girl attem...
8:00 pm Terminator Genisys 3D
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
8:30 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
Wednesday 8 July
11:00 am Inside Out 3D
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life.
11:30 am Far from the Madding Crowd
(M Sex scenes, ) [2h30]
Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts lead this adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 literary classic that delves into the complicated nature of passion, attachment and independence through a woman’s r...
1:30 pm Minions
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
Following the history of the little minions from Despicable Me. At the dawn of time, starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicabl...
2:00 pm Inside Out
(G) [2h15]
From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life. Starring: Mindy Kalin...
3:30 pm Jurassic World
(M Violence) [2h30]
Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, the vision of founder John Hammond is now reality - a fully-functional theme park open to the public, and populated by dinosaurs. Star...
4:15 pm Man Up
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Lake Bell (In a World…) star in this UK rom-com from the director of The Inbetweeners Movie, following a woman who is mistaken for a blind date which accidentally le...
6:00 pm Terminator Genisys
(tbc) [2h30]
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Divergent) goes back into the new past and teams up with Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and an ageing terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Judgement Day loom...
6:30 pm
8:45 pm
Valley Uprising - NZ Mountain Film Festival Best Of!
(tbc) [2h15]
Missed it at the Festival!!? USA, Director: Nick Rosen & Peter Mortimer. The greatest untold story of Yosemite Valley counterculture. For 50 years Yosemite’s cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to ...
8:30 pm Ted 2
(R16 drug use, sexual content offensive language) [2h30]
Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyf...
 
 
       
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