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Paradiso Cinema

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Address: Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 1505
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30

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The best family trip to the movies

We adored this quirky theatre. So ideal for families.... free water in glasses, delicious popcorn and ice cream, a half time!... and the most delicious cookies fresh from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We adored this quirky theatre. So ideal for families.... free water in glasses, delicious popcorn and ice cream, a half time!... and the most delicious cookies fresh from the oven available at half time. Best of all was the sofa's. Snuggling up with our family on a sofa - especially in those scary moments made for a great family experience.... More 

Thank Gee4409
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanna watch a movie in a dentist's chair or a Morris Minor? This is the place. Plus the cafe has OK pizza edible in the theater. Recent movies in tap and warm giant cookies at intermission. Better than bars!

Thank Nail56
Toowoomba, Australia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky and cosy and good bar and meals. Comfy range of seating and good size screen with great sound. We had intermission and bought hot cookies.

Thank MJD1958
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We watched train spotting 2. Really enjoyed the film and the cinema was cute. We had loads of leg room and my son is 6ft 4in...

Thank hollydog1968
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It feels more like doing a movie night with your 80 friends rather than a movie theathre. There's couches as well as normal theathre seats, and also a car where you can sit and watch the movie. The freshly made cookies were delicious!

Thank KaroParo
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Read about the cinema before arriving so booked on arrival in Wanaka, glad we did as showing sold out by evening. There are two small cinemas with unique seating that includes an old car, seats from old airline business class, sofas and a dentist chair. The film will stop abruptly about half way through for the interval when warm home... More 

Thank susan m
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Paradiso offered us a cinema experience that was delightfully different. What was 'normal' was a quality movie experience in terms of picture quality and sound but the movie 'houses' are pleasingly different from normal and they have retained some of the quirkiness of the old Paradiso that made it such a hit. This is one cinema where you still get... More 

Thank TR222
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We'd heard about the quirky seating - sofas and even a 1960's Morris Minor, but the highlight was the smell of freshly baked cookies when we went out for the interval.

Thank SallyannWirral
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great cinema. Great character. Great staff. Great movie. Had a home made ice cream beforehand, a tasty lamb burger at interval. Have never had a meal at interval and an interval that finished only when the burger was finished. Along with the Broome open air cinema....the best I've been to.

Thank johnM6646HZ
Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely little find in Wanaka. Nearly fell asleep curled up on the couch. Friendly staff, and delicious food. A right asset for Wanaka

Thank JustPlaneMad

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