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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 3 September
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...
1:00 pm Trainwreck
(R16 sex scenes, offensive language, drug use) [2h30]
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying wha...
3:00 pm A Walk in the Woods
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Starring: Robert Redford, N...
3:30 pm Southpaw
(R16 violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash re...
5:30 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
6:00 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
8:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
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...
Friday 4 September
12:45 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
1:00 pm Southpaw
(R16 violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash re...
3:00 pm Vacation
(tbc) [2h30]
Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) are the next generation of Griswolds, following on from National Lampoon's Vaction, desperate to enjoy a family holiday with their two boys....
3:30 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
5:30 pm A Walk in the Woods
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Starring: Robert Redford, N...
6:00 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...
8:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
8:45 pm Trainwreck
(R16 sex scenes, offensive language, drug use) [2h30]
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying wha...
Saturday 5 September
12:30 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...
1:00 pm Vacation
(tbc) [2h30]
Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) are the next generation of Griswolds, following on from National Lampoon's Vaction, desperate to enjoy a family holiday with their two boys....
2:45 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...
3:15 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
5:30 pm Sunshine Superman
(PG Coarse Language) [2h00]
Documentary portrait on the father of the BASE jumping movement, Carl Boenish, a man who went from passionate skydiver to passionate guy-who-jumps-off-large-buildings-and-cliffs-but-somehow-lands-safe...
6:00 pm Trainwreck
(R16 sex scenes, offensive language, drug use) [2h30]
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying wha...
8:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
8:30 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
Sunday 6 September
12:15 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...
1:00 pm Vacation
(tbc) [2h30]
Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) are the next generation of Griswolds, following on from National Lampoon's Vaction, desperate to enjoy a family holiday with their two boys....
2:30 pm Southpaw
(R16 violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash re...
3:15 pm A Walk in the Woods
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Starring: Robert Redford, N...
5:00 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
5:30 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
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 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
Monday 7 September
12:45 pm A Walk in the Woods
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Starring: Robert Redford, N...
1:30 pm Southpaw
(R16 violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash re...
3:15 pm Vacation
(tbc) [2h30]
Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) are the next generation of Griswolds, following on from National Lampoon's Vaction, desperate to enjoy a family holiday with their two boys....
4:00 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...
5:30 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
6:00 pm Trainwreck
(R16 sex scenes, offensive language, drug use) [2h30]
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying wha...
8:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
8:30 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
Tuesday 8 September
12:30 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...
1:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
2:45 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
4:00 pm Sunshine Superman
(PG Coarse Language) [2h00]
Documentary portrait on the father of the BASE jumping movement, Carl Boenish, a man who went from passionate skydiver to passionate guy-who-jumps-off-large-buildings-and-cliffs-but-somehow-lands-safe...
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 A Walk in the Woods
(M Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h15]
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Starring: Robert Redford, N...
8:00 pm Trainwreck
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h30]
8:30 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
Wednesday 9 September
12:45 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...
1:15 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...
3:15 pm Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
An amateur/purposely bad filmmaker and his buddy Earl attempt to make a movie for a leukaemia-stricken girl in this comedic coming-of-age drama. A massive hit at the Sundance film festival, taking b...
3:30 pm Trainwreck
(R16 sex scenes, offensive language, drug use) [2h30]
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying wha...
5:30 pm Vacation
(tbc) [2h30]
Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) are the next generation of Griswolds, following on from National Lampoon's Vaction, desperate to enjoy a family holiday with their two boys....
6:00 pm Southpaw
(R16 violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash re...
8:00 pm Straight Outta Compton
() [3h00]
N.W.A - Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren - biopic, chronicling the group's rise in the mid-1980s in California. Co-produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
8:30 pm The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(M Violence) [2h30]
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agen...
 
 
       
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