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 20 November
12:15 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
3:30 pm Pride
(M Offensive language, Sex references, Drug use) [2h15]
Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and ...
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
Friday 21 November
1:15 pm Pride
(M Offensive language, Sex references, Drug use) [2h15]
Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and ...
3:30 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
6:00 pm Hector and the Search for Happiness
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break ou...
6:30 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [3h00]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
8:30 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
Saturday 22 November
11:45 am Planes: Fire and Rescue
(G) [1h45]
The sequel to Disney’s 2013 high-flying Cars spinoff continues the misadventures of Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook), the crop-dusting plane who became an air-racing legend. Dusty joins an air attack...
1:45 pm Hector and the Search for Happiness
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break ou...
2:30 pm My Old Lady
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star c...
4:00 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
7:15 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
Sunday 23 November
1:00 pm Planes: Fire and Rescue
(G) [1h45]
The sequel to Disney’s 2013 high-flying Cars spinoff continues the misadventures of Dusty (voiced again by Dane Cook), the crop-dusting plane who became an air-racing legend. Dusty joins an air attack...
3:00 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
4:00 pm St Vincent
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h00]
Bill Murray is the titular Vincent in this odd-couple comedy-drama. A bawdy war veteran grouch, and arguably no saint, he befriends a sweet kid struggling with his parents' divorce. Co-stars Melissa ...
5:30 pm My Old Lady
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star c...
7:15 pm Hector and the Search for Happiness
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break ou...
8:00 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
Monday 24 November
2:30 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [3h00]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
5:30 pm St Vincent
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h00]
Bill Murray is the titular Vincent in this odd-couple comedy-drama. A bawdy war veteran grouch, and arguably no saint, he befriends a sweet kid struggling with his parents' divorce. Co-stars Melissa ...
7:00 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
8:00 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
Tuesday 25 November
3:00 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
5:30 pm Pride
(M Offensive language, Sex references, Drug use) [2h15]
Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and ...
7:15 pm Hector and the Search for Happiness
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h15]
Comedy following Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud, he decides to break ou...
8:00 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
Wednesday 26 November
12:45 pm My Old Lady
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star c...
3:00 pm St Vincent
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h00]
Bill Murray is the titular Vincent in this odd-couple comedy-drama. A bawdy war veteran grouch, and arguably no saint, he befriends a sweet kid struggling with his parents' divorce. Co-stars Melissa ...
5:00 pm The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part One
(M Violence) [2h30]
As the cries for rebellion against the autocratic Capitol give rise to action, Katniss reluctantly becomes the people's symbol of change. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dorme...
7:15 pm Gone Girl
(R16 Graphic violence, sex, offensive language) [3h00]
Director David Fincher (The Social Network) adapts Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery about the murder of a woman on her wedding anniversary, and the whodunnit investigation - centering on the woman'...
8:00 pm Interstellar
(M Offensive language) [3h15]
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the sta...
 
 
       
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