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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Sunday 24 July
11:15 am The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
12:45 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
1:45 pm Dough
(M Drug Use) [2h15]
You don't have to be baked to make some... The fortunes of a struggling Jewish bakery is turned around when a young, pot-dealing apprentice begins adding weed to the dough in this British comedy. S...
3:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
4:00 pm Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
5:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
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 Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
8:30 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
Monday 25 July
12:45 pm Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
1:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:00 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school, where the kids are ro...
3:30 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 pm Love and Friendship
(G) [2h15]
A delightful costume comedy. Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, na...
6:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
8:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
Tuesday 26 July
12:15 pm Dough
(M Drug Use) [2h15]
You don't have to be baked to make some... The fortunes of a struggling Jewish bakery is turned around when a young, pot-dealing apprentice begins adding weed to the dough in this British comedy. S...
12:45 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
2:45 pm Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
3:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:15 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
5:30 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school, where the kids are ro...
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 Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
Wednesday 27 July
12:45 pm Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
1:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:00 pm Love and Friendship
(G) [2h15]
A delightful costume comedy. Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, na...
3:30 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 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...
6:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
8:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
8:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Thursday 28 July
11:00 am Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
12:45 pm Dough
(M Drug Use) [2h15]
You don't have to be baked to make some... The fortunes of a struggling Jewish bakery is turned around when a young, pot-dealing apprentice begins adding weed to the dough in this British comedy. S...
1:15 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
3:15 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school, where the kids are ro...
3:45 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
6:15 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Friday 29 July
1:00 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
3:00 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
5:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
6:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
8:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Saturday 30 July
11:00 am Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
12:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
1:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
3:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
3:30 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
6:00 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
8:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Sunday 31 July
11:00 am Ice Age: Collision Course
(tbc) [2h15]
Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Si...
12:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
1:00 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
3:00 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
5:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
6:00 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
8:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Monday 1 August
1:00 pm Sing Street
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school, where the kids are ro...
1:30 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:15 pm Dough
(M Drug Use) [2h15]
You don't have to be baked to make some... The fortunes of a struggling Jewish bakery is turned around when a young, pot-dealing apprentice begins adding weed to the dough in this British comedy. S...
3:45 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
6:15 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
Tuesday 2 August
12:45 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
1:15 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
3:15 pm Love and Friendship
(G) [2h15]
A delightful costume comedy. Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, na...
3:45 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
5:30 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
6:00 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
8:00 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:30 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
Wednesday 3 August
12:45 pm Dough
(M Drug Use) [2h15]
You don't have to be baked to make some... The fortunes of a struggling Jewish bakery is turned around when a young, pot-dealing apprentice begins adding weed to the dough in this British comedy. S...
1:15 pm Finding Dory
(G) [2h15]
"Finding Dory" reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure...
3:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
Opens Wednesday 20 July. The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for ...
3:30 pm The Big Friendly Giant
(PG some scenes may scare very young children) [2h15]
Steven Spielberg and his screenwriter for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial re-team to adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG...
5:30 pm Ghostbusters (2016)
(PG Coarse Language, some scenes may scare children) [2h30]
The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth......
6:15 pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
8:00 pm Star Trek Beyond
(tbc) [2h30]
8:30 pm Jason Bourne
(M Violence) [2h30]
Opens 28 July. Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role, alongside Julia ...
 
 
       
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