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This twin screen 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.

We are open 1/2 an hour before the start of the first movie, 24 / 7.  

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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Tuesday 9 February
2:00 pm The Revenant
(R16 Graphic & sexual violence,content may disturb ) [3h00]
Deep in the uncharted wilds of the American West, Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Sheer will is his onl...
3:30 pm Dirty Grandpa
(R16 drugs,sex scenes,offensive lang, nudity) [2h15]
Raunchy road-trip comedy that starts at a funeral and somehow ends up in Spring Break. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one week away from marrying his bossís uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fas...
5:00 pm Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
(M Violence) [3h00]
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams Stars: ...
5:45 pm Spotlight
(M Offensive Language, content may disturb) [2h45]
True story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation w...
8:00 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
8:30 pm The Big Short
(M Offensive language, nudity) [2h45]
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own ...
Wednesday 10 February
1:45 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
3:15 pm Spotlight
(M Offensive Language, content may disturb) [2h45]
True story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation w...
5:15 pm The Big Short
(M Offensive language, nudity) [2h45]
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own ...
6:00 pm Brooklyn
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes) [2h30]
Romance drama set in the 1950s starring Saoirse Ronan as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who immigrates to New York in search of a new life. Her growing homesickness is alleviated when she is romanti...
8:00 pm The Revenant
(R16 Graphic & sexual violence,content may disturb ) [3h00]
Deep in the uncharted wilds of the American West, Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Sheer will is his onl...
8:30 pm Dirty Grandpa
(R16 drugs,sex scenes,offensive lang, nudity) [2h15]
Raunchy road-trip comedy that starts at a funeral and somehow ends up in Spring Break. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one week away from marrying his bossís uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fas...
Thursday 11 February
2:45 pm Brooklyn
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes) [2h30]
Romance drama set in the 1950s starring Saoirse Ronan as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who immigrates to New York in search of a new life. Her growing homesickness is alleviated when she is romanti...
3:15 pm Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
(M Violence) [3h00]
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams Stars: ...
5:30 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
6:15 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
8:00 pm The Revenant
(R16 Graphic & sexual violence,content may disturb ) [3h00]
Deep in the uncharted wilds of the American West, Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Sheer will is his onl...
8:30 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
Friday 12 February
2:45 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
3:15 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
5:15 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
5:45 pm Spotlight
(M Offensive Language, content may disturb) [2h45]
True story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation w...
8:00 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
8:30 pm Dirty Grandpa
(R16 drugs,sex scenes,offensive lang, nudity) [2h15]
Raunchy road-trip comedy that starts at a funeral and somehow ends up in Spring Break. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one week away from marrying his bossís uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fas...
Saturday 13 February
1:00 pm The Good Dinosaur
(PG) [2h15]
Prehistoric Pixar family adventure following the friendship between Spot, a young human boy, and Arlo, a giant friendly Brontosaurus. Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader, Frances ...
2:45 pm Brooklyn
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes) [2h30]
Romance drama set in the 1950s starring Saoirse Ronan as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who immigrates to New York in search of a new life. Her growing homesickness is alleviated when she is romanti...
3:15 pm Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
(M Violence) [3h00]
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams Stars: ...
5:15 pm The Big Short
(M Offensive language, nudity) [2h45]
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own ...
6:15 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
8:00 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
8:30 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
Sunday 14 February
1:15 pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(PG) [2h00]
The fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks film that sees Alvin, Simon and Theodore hitting the road to prevent Dave (Jason Lee) from proposing to his girlfriend. There will also be more Chipmunk-ed covers of...
2:45 pm The Revenant
(R16 Graphic & sexual violence,content may disturb ) [3h00]
Deep in the uncharted wilds of the American West, Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Sheer will is his onl...
3:15 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
5:30 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
6:00 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
8:00 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
8:30 pm Dirty Grandpa
(R16 drugs,sex scenes,offensive lang, nudity) [2h15]
Raunchy road-trip comedy that starts at a funeral and somehow ends up in Spring Break. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one week away from marrying his bossís uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fas...
Monday 15 February
2:30 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
3:00 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
5:30 pm Brooklyn
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes) [2h30]
Romance drama set in the 1950s starring Saoirse Ronan as Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who immigrates to New York in search of a new life. Her growing homesickness is alleviated when she is romanti...
6:15 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
8:00 pm The Big Short
(M Offensive language, nudity) [2h45]
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own ...
8:30 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
Tuesday 16 February
2:45 pm Spotlight
(M Offensive Language, content may disturb) [2h45]
True story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation w...
3:15 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
5:30 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
6:00 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
8:00 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
8:30 pm Dirty Grandpa
(R16 drugs,sex scenes,offensive lang, nudity) [2h15]
Raunchy road-trip comedy that starts at a funeral and somehow ends up in Spring Break. Jason Kelly (Efron) is one week away from marrying his bossís uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fas...
Wednesday 17 February
2:15 pm The Big Short
(M Offensive language, nudity) [2h45]
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own ...
2:45 pm Zoolander 2
(tbc) [2h30]
The sequel to high-fashion comedy Zoolander, which lifted the lid on the little known world of male modelling. Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out ...
5:00 pm The Hateful Eight
(R18 graphic and sexual violence, offensive lang) [3h30]
Tarantino's eighth film. A western set in post-Civil War Wyoming follows a plot of betrayal and deception involving bounty hunters. The story was famously leaked in January 2014 by Gawker Media an...
5:30 pm Spotlight
(M Offensive Language, content may disturb) [2h45]
True story following the Boston Globe journalists who investigated allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering and exposing a decade-long cover-up that spans the world. The investigation w...
8:15 pm Carol
(tbc) [2h30]
Romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith. An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Carol was the ...
8:45 pm Deadpool
(tbc) [2h30]
Bad Ass, Great Ass, Smart Ass! Ryan Reynolds is Marvels "mec with a mouth" !! A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated...
 
 
       
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