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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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Thursday 30 July
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 Learning to Drive
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes, nudity) [2h15]
When her marriage goes down the tubes, a Manhattan writer (Patricia Clarkson, Shutter Island) finds solace in driving lessons with a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley). An adaptation of an essay published...
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...
4:15 pm Irrational Man
(M sex scenes, offensive language) [2h15]
Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this dark comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life be...
5:45 pm Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
6:30 pm Mr Holmes
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
The man behind the myth. Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-ol...
8:15 pm Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
8:45 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...
Friday 31 July
1:15 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...
2:15 pm Irrational Man
(M sex scenes, offensive language) [2h15]
Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this dark comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life be...
3:15 pm Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
4:30 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...
5:45 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...
6:45 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...
8:15 pm Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
8:45 pm Magic Mike XXL
(R16 drug use, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they wa...
Saturday 1 August
12:45 pm Learning to Drive
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes, nudity) [2h15]
When her marriage goes down the tubes, a Manhattan writer (Patricia Clarkson, Shutter Island) finds solace in driving lessons with a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley). An adaptation of an essay published...
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...
3:00 pm Mr Holmes
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
The man behind the myth. Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-ol...
3:45 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...
5:15 pm Irrational Man
(M sex scenes, offensive language) [2h15]
Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this dark comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life be...
5:45 pm
8:30 pm
Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
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...
Sunday 2 August
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...
2:00 pm Mr Holmes
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
The man behind the myth. Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-ol...
3:15 pm Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
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...
5:45 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...
6:15 pm Learning to Drive
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes, nudity) [2h15]
When her marriage goes down the tubes, a Manhattan writer (Patricia Clarkson, Shutter Island) finds solace in driving lessons with a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley). An adaptation of an essay published...
8:00 pm Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
8:30 pm Magic Mike XXL
(R16 drug use, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they wa...
Monday 3 August
12:45 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...
1:30 pm Magic Mike XXL
(R16 drug use, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they wa...
2:45 pm
8:30 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...
4:00 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...
5:15 pm Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
6:15 pm Mr Holmes
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
The man behind the myth. Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-ol...
8:00 pm Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
Tuesday 4 August
12:45 pm
8:00 pm
Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
1:45 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 Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
4:00 pm Irrational Man
(M sex scenes, offensive language) [2h15]
Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this dark comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life be...
6:00 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...
6:15 pm Learning to Drive
(M Offensive language, Sex scenes, nudity) [2h15]
When her marriage goes down the tubes, a Manhattan writer (Patricia Clarkson, Shutter Island) finds solace in driving lessons with a Sikh instructor (Ben Kingsley). An adaptation of an essay published...
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 5 August
1:15 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...
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...
3:45 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...
4:15 pm Mr Holmes
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
The man behind the myth. Sir Ian McKellen is an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes in this crime mystery from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). The great detective’s memory is fading, but a 50-year-ol...
5:45 pm Paper Towns
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone mi...
6:30 pm Irrational Man
(M sex scenes, offensive language) [2h15]
Woody Allen pairs Emma Stone with Joaquin Phoenix for this dark comedy-drama about a philosophy professor caught in an existential crisis. When he engages in a relationship with a student, his life be...
8:15 pm Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
(M Violence) [2h45]
The Tom Cruise action-spy franchise continues, this time with Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) in the director's chair. This time, Ethan and the crew must stop The Syndicate – an international rog...
8:45 pm Magic Mike XXL
(R16 drug use, sex themes, offensive language) [2h30]
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they wa...
 
 
       
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