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 5 March
12:45 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor – known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
1:00 pm Jupiter Ascending
(M Violence) [2h45]
Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence thre...
3:15 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
3:45 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
6:00 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
6:30 pm Fifty Shades of Grey
(R18, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h45]
Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism has been devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The nove...
8:30 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
9:00 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
Friday 6 March
12:45 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
1:00 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
3:15 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
3:45 pm Jupiter Ascending
(M Violence) [2h45]
Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence thre...
6:00 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
6:30 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
8:30 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
9:00 pm Fifty Shades of Grey
(R18, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h45]
Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism has been devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The nove...
Saturday 7 March
12:45 pm
8:15 pm
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
1:30 pm Big Hero 6
(PG) [2h15]
Superhero sci-fi, based on the 1998 Marvel comic book series, set in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo where a brilliant young robotics prodigy and his self-made robo-pal Baymax join forces with a t...
3:15 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
3:45 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
5:30 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
6:00 pm Jupiter Ascending
(M Violence) [2h45]
Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence thre...
8:45 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
Sunday 8 March
1:00 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
1:30 pm Penguins of Madagascar
(G) [2h15]
The gang of crafty penguins - Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private - get their own movie, ready to cause chaos in another wacky caper. The all star voice cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch and John Ma...
3:15 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
3:45 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
6:00 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
6:30 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
8:30 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
9:00 pm Fifty Shades of Grey
(R18, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h45]
Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism has been devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The nove...
Monday 9 March
1:00 pm Birdman
(R16 Violence,drug use,sex refs, offensive language) [2h30]
Michael Keaton (Batman) leads this black comedy, from the director of 21 Grams, as a washed-up actor – known for portraying iconic superhero Birdman. Co-stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts an...
3:00 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
3:30 pm American Sniper
(R16 violence, offensive lang, content may offend) [2h45]
Based on the memoir of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills (largely undertaken during four tours of the Iraq War). Directed by Clint Eastwood, star...
5:45 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
6:15 pm Jupiter Ascending
(M Violence) [2h45]
Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence thre...
8:15 pm The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies - 2D
(M Violence) [3h00]
'Join the Final Journey to Middle-Earth'. Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth concludes with part three of his adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee E...
9:00 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
Tuesday 10 March
1:15 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
3:00 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
3:45 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
5:15 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
6:15 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
8:00 pm Fifty Shades of Grey
(R18, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h45]
Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism has been devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The nove...
8:30 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
Wednesday 11 March
1:00 pm The Imitation Game
(M Adult themes) [2h15]
World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality.
1:15 pm Fifty Shades of Grey
(R18, sex scenes, offensive language) [2h45]
Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism has been devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The nove...
3:15 pm The Theory Of Everything
(PG) [2h30]
Biopic on renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Stars Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) as Hawking and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) as his long time partner, Jane. Anthony McCarten adapted Jane's memo...
3:45 pm Jupiter Ascending
(M Violence) [2h45]
Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) sci-fi, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. In a universe where humans are unaware of being near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a woman whose existence thre...
5:45 pm Wild
(R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive lang, nudity) [2h30]
The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes it upon herself to hike solo across 1800kms of America, after a strin...
6:30 pm Focus
(M Violence, Offensive language, sex scenes) [2h15]
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Comedy | Crime | Drama Directors: Glenn F...
8:15 pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG Coarse Language, sex references) [2h30]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. So...
8:45 pm Kingsman: The Secret Service
(R16, Violence, Offensive Language) [2h45]
X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this a spy thriller starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill and Ade...
 
 
       
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