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 21 May
3:15 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
3:30 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
6:00 pm Slow West
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h30]
Sundance-winning western, the feature debut from writer-director John Maclean. Michael Fassbender is the mysterious companion of a teenager as they traverse 19th century frontier America in search of ...
6:15 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
8:15 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:45 pm Mad Max: Fury Road
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
What a lovely day. The dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Starring: Tom Hardy, Ch...
Friday 22 May
12:45 pm Slow West
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h30]
Sundance-winning western, the feature debut from writer-director John Maclean. Michael Fassbender is the mysterious companion of a teenager as they traverse 19th century frontier America in search of ...
1:15 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
2:45 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
3:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
5:00 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
6:00 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:30 pm Mad Max: Fury Road 3D
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Fur...
Saturday 23 May
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...
1:15 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
3:00 pm
8:00 pm
Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
3:30 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
5:30 pm Mad Max: Fury Road
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
What a lovely day. The dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Starring: Tom Hardy, Ch...
6:00 pm The Ground We Won plus Directors Q & A Session
(M Off lang, Sex ref, nudity, content may disturb) [2h30]
New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black ...
8:30 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
Sunday 24 May
12:45 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
1:00 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...
3:00 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
3:15 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
5:30 pm The Ground We Won
(M offensive lang, sex refs, nudity, content may, ) [2h00]
New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black ...
6:00 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
8:00 pm Slow West
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h30]
Sundance-winning western, the feature debut from writer-director John Maclean. Michael Fassbender is the mysterious companion of a teenager as they traverse 19th century frontier America in search of ...
8:30 pm Mad Max: Fury Road 3D
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Fur...
Monday 25 May
3:30 pm The Ground We Won
(M offensive lang, sex refs, nudity, content may, ) [2h00]
New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black ...
3:45 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
5:45 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
6:15 pm Mad Max: Fury Road
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
What a lovely day. The dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Starring: Tom Hardy, Ch...
8:15 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:45 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
Tuesday 26 May
3:30 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
3:45 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
5:45 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
6:15 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
8:15 pm Slow West
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h30]
Sundance-winning western, the feature debut from writer-director John Maclean. Michael Fassbender is the mysterious companion of a teenager as they traverse 19th century frontier America in search of ...
8:45 pm Mad Max: Fury Road 3D
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Fur...
Wednesday 27 May
3:00 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
3:15 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
5:45 pm The Ground We Won
(M offensive lang, sex refs, nudity, content may, ) [2h00]
New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black ...
6:00 pm Mad Max: Fury Road
(R16 violence, content may disturb) [2h30]
What a lovely day. The dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Starring: Tom Hardy, Ch...
8:00 pm Spy
(R16 sex references, offensive language) [2h30]
Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent. The supporting cast features Rose Byrne, Jude Law an...
8:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
 
 
       
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