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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 & Patron. 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 24 July
11:45 am House of Magic
(G) [2h00]
Animated family adventure about an abandoned cat caught in a miserable storm. Seeking shelter in a large, mysterious house, the stray is adopted by an old magician and the rest of its peculiar inhabit...
1:45 pm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's clan is also under thre...
4:15 pm How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
6:30 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
8:30 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
Friday 25 July
12:15 pm Chef
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Jon Favreau (Swingers) writes, directs and co-stars alongside Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr in this culinary comedy. After Carl (Favreau) loses his restaurant job, he starts ...
2:30 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
4:30 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
6:30 pm Calvary
(R13, Violence, Offensive Lang, content may disturb) [2h00]
Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for class...
8:30 pm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -3D
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's clan is also under thre...
Saturday 26 July
11:45 am How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
2:00 pm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's clan is also under thre...
4:30 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
6:30 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
8:30 pm What We Do in the Shadows
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h00]
Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) are the writers, directors and stars of this vampire mockumentary that unearths a secret, supernatural society in Wellington... Unea...
Sunday 27 July
11:45 am House of Magic
(G) [2h00]
Animated family adventure about an abandoned cat caught in a miserable storm. Seeking shelter in a large, mysterious house, the stray is adopted by an old magician and the rest of its peculiar inhabit...
1:45 pm How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
4:00 pm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's clan is also under thre...
6:30 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
8:30 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
Monday 28 July
2:00 pm What We Do in the Shadows
(R13, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h00]
Taika Waititi (Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) are the writers, directors and stars of this vampire mockumentary that unearths a secret, supernatural society in Wellington... Unea...
4:00 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
6:00 pm Calvary
(R13, Violence, Offensive Lang, content may disturb) [2h00]
Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for class...
8:00 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
Tuesday 29 July
2:00 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
4:00 pm How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
6:15 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
8:15 pm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(M Violence, offensive language) [2h30]
Set ten years on from the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempts to maintain dominance over a growing clan of intelligent apes. Caesar's clan is also under thre...
Wednesday 30 July
12:15 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(tbc) [2h00]
The irreverent BBC sitcom gets the big screen treatment. Created by and starring comedian Brendan O'Carroll, and based on O'Carroll's stageplays, our heroine is the big-hearted, outspoken Irish mammy ...
2:15 pm Calvary
(R13, Violence, Offensive Lang, content may disturb) [2h00]
Anchored by a truly sensational performance from Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), this unexpected blend of passion play, detective story, rural comedy and serious inquiry into faith is destined for class...
4:15 pm How to Train your Dragon 2
(PG Fantasy Violence) [2h15]
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristin Wiig, Kit Harring...
6:15 pm Chef
(M Offensive language) [2h15]
Jon Favreau (Swingers) writes, directs and co-stars alongside Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr in this culinary comedy. After Carl (Favreau) loses his restaurant job, he starts ...
8:30 pm Begin Again
(M offensive language) [2h00]
Mark Ruffalo as a failed exec who happens upon Keira Knightley’s singer-songwriter performing in a bar, having suffered a cold dumping from her now-ex-boyfriend. When he gets an earful of her talents,...
 
 
       
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