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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 26 May
1:30 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...
3:15 pm Florence Foster Jenkins
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her abe...
3:45 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...
5:45 pm Bastille Day
(R16 violence, offensive language, nudity) [2h15]
An American pickpocket, Michael Mason, living in Paris, finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon reali...
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 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...
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...
Friday 27 May
1:00 pm Florence Foster Jenkins
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her abe...
2:45 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....
3:30 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...
5:00 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...
6:00 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...
8:00 pm Captain America: Civil War
(M Violence) [2h30]
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier return for this closing chapter in the Steve Rogers trilogy of films, played by Chris Evans. When tension between Cap and Tony Stark erupt, the ent...
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...
Saturday 28 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...
2:45 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...
3:45 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...
5:00 pm Captain America: Civil War
(M Violence) [2h30]
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier return for this closing chapter in the Steve Rogers trilogy of films, played by Chris Evans. When tension between Cap and Tony Stark erupt, the ent...
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 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 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...
Sunday 29 May
1:30 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...
2:45 pm Captain America: Civil War
(M Violence) [2h30]
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier return for this closing chapter in the Steve Rogers trilogy of films, played by Chris Evans. When tension between Cap and Tony Stark erupt, the ent...
4:00 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...
5:45 pm Bastille Day
(R16 violence, offensive language, nudity) [2h15]
An American pickpocket, Michael Mason, living in Paris, finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon reali...
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 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...
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...
Monday 30 May
1:30 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....
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 Florence Foster Jenkins
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her abe...
5:30 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...
6:15 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...
8:00 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 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...
Tuesday 31 May
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 Bastille Day
(R16 violence, offensive language, nudity) [2h15]
An American pickpocket, Michael Mason, living in Paris, finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon reali...
3:30 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...
5:15 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...
5:45 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 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 Captain America: Civil War
(M Violence) [2h30]
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier return for this closing chapter in the Steve Rogers trilogy of films, played by Chris Evans. When tension between Cap and Tony Stark erupt, the ent...
Wednesday 1 June
1:30 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....
2:30 pm Captain America: Civil War
(M Violence) [2h30]
The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier return for this closing chapter in the Steve Rogers trilogy of films, played by Chris Evans. When tension between Cap and Tony Stark erupt, the ent...
3:45 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...
5:30 pm Florence Foster Jenkins
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her abe...
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 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...
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...
 
 
       
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