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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 31 July
12:15 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,...
2:15 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...
4:30 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...
6:30 pm Hercules
(M Violence, Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what he does. As a humorous action blockbuster Hercules is worth its weight in gold!!
8:30 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...
Friday 1 August
12:30 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...
2:30 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(M Offensive language) [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 ...
4:30 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 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 ...
8:45 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Saturday 2 August
11:30 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...
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 Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(M Offensive language) [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 ...
6:15 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -3D
(M Violence) [2h15]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
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,...
Sunday 3 August
12:00 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...
2:15 pm Hercules
(M Violence, Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what he does. As a humorous action blockbuster Hercules is worth its weight in gold!!
4:15 pm Guardians of the Galaxy
(M Violence) [2h30]
Marvel's deep space superhero team just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
6:30 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...
8:30 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...
Monday 4 August
1:45 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 ...
4:00 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(M Offensive language) [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 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...
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,...
Tuesday 5 August
2:00 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,...
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 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...
8:15 pm Hercules
(M Violence, Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what he does. As a humorous action blockbuster Hercules is worth its weight in gold!!
Wednesday 6 August
12:00 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...
2:00 pm Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
(M Offensive language) [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 Hercules
(M Violence, Offensive language, Sex references, ) [2h00]
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is out to entertain you - no more, no less. And that is just what he does. As a humorous action blockbuster Hercules is worth its weight in gold!!
6:00 pm ANZ Daffodil Day Movie Night - Begin Again
(M Offensive language) [2h00]
Tickets available at ANZ Bank , Ardmore St Wanaka
8:45 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...
 
 
       
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