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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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Thursday 17 April
11:00 am Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
1:00 pm The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
3:00 pm Captain America; The Winter Soldier
(M Violence) [2h45]
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. "With a string of gratifying action sequences, a...
5:45 pm Noah
(M Violence) [2h45]
A man suffering visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family a coming flood. Inspired by the Biblical story. "Never less than fascinating & sometimes dazzling, as spectacle “N...
8:30 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
Friday 18 April
12:00 pm Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
2:00 pm Mr Peabody & Sherman
(PG Violence) [2h00]
"Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation." View NZ 4...
4:00 pm The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
6:00 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
8:15 pm The Grand Budapest Hotel
(M Violence, Offensive language, sexual references,) [2h00]
"This action-comedy-romance-nostalgia piece is a movie lover’s head-spinning delight...Wes Anderson’s dazzling new “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is course after course of desserts: marzipans, macarons, c...
Saturday 19 April
11:30 am Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
1:30 pm The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
3:30 pm Divergent
(M violence) [2h45]
Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided societyDirector - N...
6:15 pm The Grand Budapest Hotel
(M Violence, Offensive language, sexual references,) [2h00]
"This action-comedy-romance-nostalgia piece is a movie lover’s head-spinning delight...Wes Anderson’s dazzling new “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is course after course of desserts: marzipans, macarons, c...
8:15 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
Sunday 20 April
11:00 am The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
1:00 pm Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
3:00 pm Noah
(M Violence) [2h45]
A man suffering visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family a coming flood. Inspired by the Biblical story. "Never less than fascinating & sometimes dazzling, as spectacle “N...
5:45 pm Divergent
(M violence) [2h45]
Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided societyDirector - N...
8:30 pm Captain America; The Winter Soldier
(M Violence) [2h45]
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. "With a string of gratifying action sequences, a...
Monday 21 April
11:30 am The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
1:30 pm Mr Peabody & Sherman
(PG Violence) [2h00]
"Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation." View NZ 4...
3:30 pm Noah
(M Violence) [2h45]
A man suffering visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family a coming flood. Inspired by the Biblical story. "Never less than fascinating & sometimes dazzling, as spectacle “N...
6:15 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
8:30 pm Divergent
(M violence) [2h45]
Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided societyDirector - N...
Tuesday 22 April
10:00 am Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
12:00 pm The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
2:00 pm Mr Peabody & Sherman
(PG Violence) [2h00]
"Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation." View NZ 4...
4:00 pm Captain America; The Winter Soldier
(M Violence) [2h45]
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. "With a string of gratifying action sequences, a...
6:45 pm The Grand Budapest Hotel
(M Violence, Offensive language, sexual references,) [2h00]
"This action-comedy-romance-nostalgia piece is a movie lover’s head-spinning delight...Wes Anderson’s dazzling new “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is course after course of desserts: marzipans, macarons, c...
8:45 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
Wednesday 23 April
10:00 am Rio 2
(G) [2h30]
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the ven...
12:00 pm Mr Peabody & Sherman
(PG Violence) [2h00]
"Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation." View NZ 4...
2:00 pm The Lego Movie
(PG low level violence) [2h00]
"Ridiculously funny and meticulously detailed, The LEGO Movie is far better than a toy tie-in movie has any right to be. Despite a couple of dips, you’ll be grinning throughout." TotalFilm 4/5 Dire...
4:00 pm Divergent
(M violence) [2h45]
Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided societyDirector - N...
6:45 pm The Other Woman
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
From the director of The Notebook. Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy about three women who become unlikely friends and co-conspirators of vengeance when they discover the man they love (Game of Throne...
9:00 pm The Grand Budapest Hotel
(M Violence, Offensive language, sexual references,) [2h00]
"This action-comedy-romance-nostalgia piece is a movie lover’s head-spinning delight...Wes Anderson’s dazzling new “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is course after course of desserts: marzipans, macarons, c...
 
 
       
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