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 28 April
11:15 am The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
1:00 pm The Boss
(R13, Offensive Language, drug use, sex refs) [2h15]
Melissa McCarthy is a titan of industry sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading in this comedy from the director of Tammy. She emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweeth...
1:30 pm Zootopia
(PG some scary scenes) [2h15]
Special Sneak previews for Easter Holidays : 25-28 March! Starts April 7/4 The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuous...
3:15 pm The Huntsman:Winter's War
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Starts 7/4 Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth return for this action fantasy follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, co-starring Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt...
4:00 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:45 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
6:30 pm Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
8:15 pm Eye in the Sky
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over...
8:45 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...
Friday 29 April
11:15 am The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
1:00 pm The Boss
(R13, Offensive Language, drug use, sex refs) [2h15]
Melissa McCarthy is a titan of industry sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading in this comedy from the director of Tammy. She emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweeth...
1:30 pm Zootopia
(PG some scary scenes) [2h15]
Special Sneak previews for Easter Holidays : 25-28 March! Starts April 7/4 The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuous...
3:30 pm The Divergent Series: Allegiant
(M Violence) [2h30]
The third entry in the dystopian sci-fi movie series Divergent, based on the novels by Veronica Roth. After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall th...
4:00 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
6:00 pm Eye in the Sky
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over...
6:30 pm Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
8:15 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
8:45 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...
Saturday 30 April
11:15 am Zootopia
(PG some scary scenes) [2h15]
Special Sneak previews for Easter Holidays : 25-28 March! Starts April 7/4 The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuous...
12:30 pm The Divergent Series: Allegiant
(M Violence) [2h30]
The third entry in the dystopian sci-fi movie series Divergent, based on the novels by Veronica Roth. After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall th...
1:30 pm The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
3:00 pm
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...
3:45 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:30 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
8:00 pm Eye in the Sky
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over...
8:30 pm Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
Sunday 1 May
1:30 pm The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
3:00 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
3:45 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:45 pm The Boss
(R13, Offensive Language, drug use, sex refs) [2h15]
Melissa McCarthy is a titan of industry sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading in this comedy from the director of Tammy. She emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweeth...
6:15 pm
8:30 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 Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
Monday 2 May
1:30 pm The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
3:00 pm The Divergent Series: Allegiant
(M Violence) [2h30]
The third entry in the dystopian sci-fi movie series Divergent, based on the novels by Veronica Roth. After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall th...
3:45 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:30 pm The Huntsman:Winter's War
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Starts 7/4 Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth return for this action fantasy follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, co-starring Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt...
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 Eye in the Sky
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over...
8:30 pm Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
Tuesday 3 May
1:15 pm The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
3:00 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
3:30 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:45 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...
9:00 pm Sherpa
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Starts 7 April. In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the c...
Wednesday 4 May
1:30 pm The Jungle Book
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h15]
Rudyard Kipling's beloved story returns to the screen in this Walt Disney Pictures production from director Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man). Young Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi) grows up in a jungle fille...
3:30 pm Sherpa
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Starts 7 April. In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the c...
3:45 pm The Jungle Book 3D
(PG Violence Scary scenes) [2h30]
5:45 pm Eye in the Sky
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over...
6:15 pm Eddie the Eagle
(PG Coarse Language sexual references) [2h15]
Comedic biopic from the director of Sunshine on Leith based on real-life Olympic athlete Michael Edwards (Taron Egerton, Kingsman), an un-athletic underdog who became Great Britain's first ski jumper....
8:00 pm Mother's Day
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
All-star comedy set in the week leading up to Mother's Day, following multiple storylines across three generations. From Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
8:30 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...
 
 
       
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