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 29 January
11:00 am Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
12:45 pm The Water Diviner
(M Violence) [2h30]
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this war story set after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919 - the World War I campaign fought by ANZAC, Turkish and Allied troops - about an Australian farm...
1:15 pm Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
3:15 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
3:30 pm Into the Woods
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h45]
Walt Disney fairytale, fantasy musical from the director of Chicago starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Ridi...
5:45 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
6:15 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
8:30 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
9:00 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
Friday 30 January
11:15 am Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
12:45 pm Taken 3
(M Violence Offensive Language ) [2h30]
Liam Neeson and Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton return for this chapter, which concludes the trilogy. This time, our 'skilled' father finds himself on American soil, pursued by the law... Ex-covert o...
1:30 pm Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
3:15 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
3:45 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
6:00 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
6:30 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
8:30 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
9:00 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
Saturday 31 January
11:00 am Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
12:45 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
1:15 pm Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
3:30 pm Into the Woods
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h45]
Walt Disney fairytale, fantasy musical from the director of Chicago starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Ridi...
3:45 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
6:00 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
6:30 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
8:30 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
9:00 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
Sunday 1 February
11:15 am Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
1:00 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
1:30 pm Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
3:45 pm Taken 3
(M Violence Offensive Language ) [2h30]
Liam Neeson and Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton return for this chapter, which concludes the trilogy. This time, our 'skilled' father finds himself on American soil, pursued by the law... Ex-covert o...
4:15 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
6:15 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
6:45 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
8:45 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
9:15 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
Monday 2 February
12:30 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
12:45 pm Into the Woods
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h45]
Walt Disney fairytale, fantasy musical from the director of Chicago starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Ridi...
2:45 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
3:30 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
5:30 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
6:00 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
8:15 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
8:45 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
Tuesday 3 February
11:00 am Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
12:45 pm
8:30 pm
American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
1:15 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
3:30 pm Taken 3
(M Violence Offensive Language ) [2h30]
Liam Neeson and Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton return for this chapter, which concludes the trilogy. This time, our 'skilled' father finds himself on American soil, pursued by the law... Ex-covert o...
4:00 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
6:00 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
6:30 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
9:00 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
Wednesday 4 February
11:00 am Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
12:45 pm Taken 3
(M Violence Offensive Language ) [2h30]
Liam Neeson and Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton return for this chapter, which concludes the trilogy. This time, our 'skilled' father finds himself on American soil, pursued by the law... Ex-covert o...
1:15 pm The Water Diviner
(M Violence) [2h30]
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this war story set after the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919 - the World War I campaign fought by ANZAC, Turkish and Allied troops - about an Australian farm...
3:15 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
3:45 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
6:00 pm Mortdecai
(M Violence Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is taked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ew...
6:45 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
8:30 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
9:00 pm Unbroken
(M Violence) [2h45]
The true story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, having been sent to World War II, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash only to be caught by the...
 
 
       
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