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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 18 September
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 The 100-year-old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared
(M) [2h15]
Swedish comedy based on the 2009 novel of the same name, about the life and times of a dynamite expert and the unlikely events following his escape from an old folk's home on his 100th birthday.
4:00 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(M medium level violence) [2h00]
Starting life as a comic book, the four sewer-dwelling anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists have since appeared as a hit toy range, four live action movies in the '90s, and multiple...
6:00 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
8:00 pm The Hundred Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
Friday 19 September
11:30 am Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
1:30 pm The Hundred Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
4:00 pm The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
6:30 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(M medium level violence) [2h00]
Starting life as a comic book, the four sewer-dwelling anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists have since appeared as a hit toy range, four live action movies in the '90s, and multiple...
8:30 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
Saturday 20 September
11:45 am Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(M medium level violence) [2h00]
Starting life as a comic book, the four sewer-dwelling anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists have since appeared as a hit toy range, four live action movies in the '90s, and multiple...
1:45 pm Into the Storm
(M Adult themes) [2h00]
The director of Final Destination 5 places a group of storm-chasers in the middle of a chaotic cyclone in this natural disaster thriller, where the whole town of Silverton could be wiped off the map. ...
3:45 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -Last Session!
(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.
6:00 pm The Hundred Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
8:30 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
Sunday 21 September
11:30 am The Dark Horse
(M Offensive language, Violence, Drug use) [2h15]
Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Sunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand who battled severe bipolar disorder for years. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy...
2:00 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -Last Session!
(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.
4:15 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(M medium level violence) [2h00]
Starting life as a comic book, the four sewer-dwelling anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists have since appeared as a hit toy range, four live action movies in the '90s, and multiple...
6:15 pm The 100-year-old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared
(M) [2h15]
Swedish comedy based on the 2009 novel of the same name, about the life and times of a dynamite expert and the unlikely events following his escape from an old folk's home on his 100th birthday.
8:30 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
Monday 22 September
1:45 pm Housebound
(R13 Violence Offensive Lang, horror scenes) [2h15]
Ghostly Kiwi tale – fusing horror, mystery and comedy – sees Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) sentenced to home detention and forced to return to her childhood home. There, Kylie finds herself not only sharin...
4:00 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
6:00 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(M medium level violence) [2h00]
Starting life as a comic book, the four sewer-dwelling anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists have since appeared as a hit toy range, four live action movies in the '90s, and multiple...
8:00 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
Tuesday 23 September
1:00 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
3:00 pm The Hundred Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
5:30 pm The 100-year-old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared
(M) [2h15]
Swedish comedy based on the 2009 novel of the same name, about the life and times of a dynamite expert and the unlikely events following his escape from an old folk's home on his 100th birthday.
8:00 pm Guardians of the Galaxy -Last Session!
(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.
Wednesday 24 September
1:45 pm Sin City - A Dame to Kill For
(R16 Graphic violence, sex scenes) [2h00]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's all-star follow-up to the 2005 neo-noir thriller, based on the second book in Miller's Sin City graphic novel series. Returning cast includes Jessica Alba, Mickey R...
3:45 pm Housebound
(R13 Violence Offensive Lang, horror scenes) [2h15]
Ghostly Kiwi tale – fusing horror, mystery and comedy – sees Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) sentenced to home detention and forced to return to her childhood home. There, Kylie finds herself not only sharin...
6:00 pm The Hundred Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h30]
Director Lasse Hallström's (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star bistro in the south of F...
8:30 pm Lucy
(R16 Violence) [2h00]
Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs le...
 
 
       
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