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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Wednesday 6 May
2:15 pm Testament of Youth
(M Content may disturb) [2h45]
Divided by war, united by love. Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) is Vera Brittain in this historical drama based on her autobiography, recalling her experience as a woman coming of age during World W...
2:45 pm Fast and Furious 7
(M Violence) [2h30]
5:00 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
5:30 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D
(M Violence) [3h00]
7:30 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
8:30 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
Thursday 7 May
2:45 pm Testament of Youth
(M Content may disturb) [2h45]
Divided by war, united by love. Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) is Vera Brittain in this historical drama based on her autobiography, recalling her experience as a woman coming of age during World W...
3:15 pm Fast and Furious 7
(M Violence) [2h30]
5:30 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
6:00 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
8:00 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
8:30 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
Friday 8 May
3:15 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
3:30 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
5:45 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
6:15 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
8:15 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
8:45 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
Saturday 9 May
12:30 pm Shaun the Sheep
(G) [2h00]
Small sheep, big movie. A stop motion animated Aardman Studios adventure following Shaun, whose mischief inadvertently leads to his farmer being taken away. The sheep and his flock head to the city t...
12:45 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
2:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
3:00 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
5:30 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
5:45 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
8:00 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
8:45 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
Sunday 10 May
12:30 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
1:00 pm Home
(PG) [2h15]
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of...
2:45 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
3:15 pm Fast and Furious 7
(M Violence) [2h30]
5:15 pm A Royal Night Out
(M Adult themes) [2h30]
On the day allied forces return from WWII as victors, Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen of England) and her sister Margaret are granted permission to anonymously leave Buckingham Palace for the eve...
6:00 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
7:45 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
8:30 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D
(M Violence) [3h00]
Monday 11 May
3:00 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
3:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
5:30 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
6:00 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
8:00 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
9:00 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
Tuesday 12 May
3:00 pm That Sugar Film
(PG Coarse Language, nudity) [2h15]
This will change the way you think about 'healthy' food. Australian actor Damon Gameau attempts to expose the truth about the sugar content in supposedly ‘healthy’ food by maintaining a diet consisti...
3:30 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
5:15 pm Testament of Youth
(M Content may disturb) [2h45]
Divided by war, united by love. Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) is Vera Brittain in this historical drama based on her autobiography, recalling her experience as a woman coming of age during World W...
6:00 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
8:00 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
8:30 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
Wednesday 13 May
2:30 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron
(M Violence) [3h00]
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). More Starring: ...
3:30 pm Pitch Perfect 2
(M Sex references, ) [2h30]
The all-girl a cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. This time, The Bellas are taking their talents to an international competition that no American team...
5:30 pm Woman in Gold
(M Offensive language) [2h30]
The fight for justice never ends. Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren star in this true legal drama centred on Holocaust refugee Maria Altman (Mirren). Altman took...
6:00 pm Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D
(M Violence) [3h00]
8:15 pm Boy Choir
(PG Violence, Coarse Language) [2h15]
Find your voice, dare to dream. A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman) in this uplifting drama co-starring Kathy Ba...
9:00 pm The Gunman
(R16 Graphic violence, offensive language) [2h30]
A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order...
 
 
       
Cinema Paradiso :: 72 Brownston St, Wanaka :: info@paradiso.net.nz :: Reservations Phone +64 3 443 1505
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