PARADISO : cinema cafe bar
     

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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Thursday 23 June
1:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:00 pm Alice through the Looking Glass
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h30]
An all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad...
3:45 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
5:30 pm Independence Day : Resurgence
(M Violence, science fiction themes) [2h30]
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technolo...
6:15 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
8:00 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
8:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h30]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
Friday 24 June
1:30 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
2:45 pm X-Men: Apocolypse
(M Violence, offensive language,content may disturb) [3h00]
Opens: 19 May 2016 Starring: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee D...
4:00 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:45 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Sneak Previews: June 18, 19,20 . SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city p...
6:15 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
8:00 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
8:30 pm Independence Day : Resurgence
(M Violence, science fiction themes) [2h30]
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technolo...
Saturday 25 June
1:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
3:30 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
5:45 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Sneak Previews: June 18, 19,20 . SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city p...
6:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h30]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
8:00 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
8:30 pm Independence Day : Resurgence 3D
(M Violence Science fiction themes) [2h30]
Sunday 26 June
1:00 pm Alice through the Looking Glass
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h30]
An all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad...
3:00 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Sneak Previews: June 18, 19,20 . SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city p...
3:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:15 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
5:45 pm Independence Day : Resurgence 3D
(M Violence Science fiction themes) [2h30]
8:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
8:30 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
Monday 27 June
2:45 pm Independence Day : Resurgence
(M Violence, science fiction themes) [2h30]
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technolo...
3:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:15 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
6:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
8:00 pm Independence Day : Resurgence 3D
(M Violence Science fiction themes) [2h30]
8:30 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
Tuesday 28 June
2:15 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
3:15 pm Alice through the Looking Glass
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h30]
An all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad...
4:45 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
5:45 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
7:30 pm Afghanistan:A Soldiers Story
(M ) [2h00]
A true story of modern Kiwi soldiers serving in Afghanistan. This documentary is told through first-person accounts, backed by footage from the actual engagements. Families are involved through inter...
8:30 pm Independence Day : Resurgence
(M Violence, science fiction themes) [2h30]
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technolo...
Wednesday 29 June
1:15 pm
8:00 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Lang, some scenes may disturb ) [2h15]
Taika Waititi's (Boy) adaptation of Barry Crump's Wild Pork and Watercress. "Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand country...
2:15 pm X-Men: Apocolypse
(M Violence, offensive language,content may disturb) [3h00]
Opens: 19 May 2016 Starring: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee D...
3:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:15 pm Nice Guys
(R16 violence, nudity, sexscenes offensive language) [2h30]
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are an odd-couple forced to team up in 1970s Los Angeles, in Shane Black's black crime comedy. The writer/director has described it as a spiritual sequel to his own Kiss...
5:45 pm Now You See Me 2
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Four Horsemen – Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan (replacing Isla Fisher) – are back in this sequel to the 2013 illusionist heist adventure. This time, they’re joined ...
8:30 pm Independence Day : Resurgence
(M Violence, science fiction themes) [2h30]
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technolo...
 
 
       
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