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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 28 August
1:30 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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 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.
6:30 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...
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.
Friday 29 August
11:45 am 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.
2:00 pm Magic in the Moonlight
(M) [2h00]
Colin Firth and Emma Stone lead Woody Allen’s romantic comedy set in 1920s upper-class France, where an Englishman (Firth) is brought in to expose a potentially fake spiritualist (Emma Stone) – but ma...
4:00 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.
6:15 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
8:45 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...
Saturday 30 August
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 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
4:30 pm Magic in the Moonlight
(M) [2h00]
Colin Firth and Emma Stone lead Woody Allen’s romantic comedy set in 1920s upper-class France, where an Englishman (Firth) is brought in to expose a potentially fake spiritualist (Emma Stone) – but ma...
6:30 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...
8:30 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.
Sunday 31 August
11:00 am 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
1:30 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.
3:45 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...
6:15 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 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...
Monday 1 September
2:00 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
4:30 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...
6:30 pm Magic in the Moonlight
(M) [2h00]
Colin Firth and Emma Stone lead Woody Allen’s romantic comedy set in 1920s upper-class France, where an Englishman (Firth) is brought in to expose a potentially fake spiritualist (Emma Stone) – but ma...
8:30 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.
Tuesday 2 September
1:15 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...
3:15 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.
5:30 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...
8:00 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
Wednesday 3 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 Magic in the Moonlight
(M) [2h00]
Colin Firth and Emma Stone lead Woody Allen’s romantic comedy set in 1920s upper-class France, where an Englishman (Firth) is brought in to expose a potentially fake spiritualist (Emma Stone) – but ma...
4:00 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.
6:15 pm 100 Foot Journey
(PG Coarse Language) [2h15]
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...
8:45 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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