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 2 April
12:45 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
1:30 pm The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
(PG Violence) [2h00]
A mix of live-action and animation, sees Nickelodeon's sea dwelling invertebrate take to land in order to stop Burger Beard the Pirate (Antonio Banderas) from obtaining a missing page of a recipe book...
3:00 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
3:45 pm The Book of Life 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
5:30 pm X+Y
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Director: Morgan Matthews Starin...
6:00 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
8:00 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
8:30 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
Friday 3 April
12:45 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
1:30 pm The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
(PG Violence) [2h00]
A mix of live-action and animation, sees Nickelodeon's sea dwelling invertebrate take to land in order to stop Burger Beard the Pirate (Antonio Banderas) from obtaining a missing page of a recipe book...
3:15 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
3:45 pm The Book of Life 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
5:30 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
6:00 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
8:00 pm Infinitely Polar Bear
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Bittersweet comedy-drama about a strange time in an unconventional family's life - when a bipolar father (Mark Ruffalo), incapable of managing adult responsibilities, is forced to care for his two pre...
8:30 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
Saturday 4 April
10:45 am Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
11:15 am The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
(PG Violence) [2h00]
A mix of live-action and animation, sees Nickelodeon's sea dwelling invertebrate take to land in order to stop Burger Beard the Pirate (Antonio Banderas) from obtaining a missing page of a recipe book...
12:45 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
1:30 pm The Book of Life 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
3:00 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
3:45 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
5:30 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
6:15 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
8:00 pm Infinitely Polar Bear
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Bittersweet comedy-drama about a strange time in an unconventional family's life - when a bipolar father (Mark Ruffalo), incapable of managing adult responsibilities, is forced to care for his two pre...
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...
Sunday 5 April
10:45 am Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
11:15 am The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
(PG Violence) [2h00]
A mix of live-action and animation, sees Nickelodeon's sea dwelling invertebrate take to land in order to stop Burger Beard the Pirate (Antonio Banderas) from obtaining a missing page of a recipe book...
12:45 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
1:30 pm The Book of Life 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
3:15 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
3:45 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
5:30 pm X+Y
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Director: Morgan Matthews Starin...
6:00 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
8:00 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
8:30 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
Monday 6 April
1:00 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
1:45 pm The Book of Life
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
3:30 pm Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
4:00 pm The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
5:30 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
6:15 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
8:00 pm Infinitely Polar Bear
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Bittersweet comedy-drama about a strange time in an unconventional family's life - when a bipolar father (Mark Ruffalo), incapable of managing adult responsibilities, is forced to care for his two pre...
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...
Tuesday 7 April
11:00 am The Book of Life
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
11:45 am Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
1:15 pm The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
2:00 pm Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
3:30 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
6:00 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...
6:30 pm Infinitely Polar Bear
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Bittersweet comedy-drama about a strange time in an unconventional family's life - when a bipolar father (Mark Ruffalo), incapable of managing adult responsibilities, is forced to care for his two pre...
8:30 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
9:00 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
Wednesday 8 April
10:45 am Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
11:00 am The Book of Life
(PG Violence) [2h15]
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fea...
12:45 pm Cinderella
(G) [2h30]
A Disney live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay) Staring: Lily J...
1:15 pm The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water 3D
(PG Violence) [2h15]
3:15 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
3:30 pm Insurgent
(M Violence) [2h30]
The next installment in the Divergent trilogy, Tris Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from...
5:30 pm X+Y
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Director: Morgan Matthews Starin...
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...
8:00 pm Infinitely Polar Bear
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Bittersweet comedy-drama about a strange time in an unconventional family's life - when a bipolar father (Mark Ruffalo), incapable of managing adult responsibilities, is forced to care for his two pre...
8:30 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
 
 
       
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