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Paradiso Cinema

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Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1505
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A real Gem

What a brilliant quirky little cinema. Three screens showing up to date films, catering for circa... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan W
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Overhyped place

Regular cinema hall with 3 sofas and a car that is extremely close to the screen. In general, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Naama R
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
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“cookies” (222 reviews)
“comfy couches” (26 reviews)
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Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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"cookies"
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"homemade ice cream"
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"comfy couches"
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"movie experience"
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"during intermission"
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"order food"
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"from the oven"
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"seating options"
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"second half"
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"big screen"
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"great movie"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a brilliant quirky little cinema. Three screens showing up to date films, catering for circa fifty people in each. The icing on the cake though is the seating of very comfortable armchairs and settees. You decide where you sit. All on tiered levels so...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Regular cinema hall with 3 sofas and a car that is extremely close to the screen. In general, the idea is nice, but I wouldn't want to sit THAT close when I watch a movie. And "THE COOKIES" everyone talks about are way overpriced! 4$...More

Thank Naama R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ow and the also show movies! This is a great place!! Friendly staff. And food(order the choco cookie!!) They still have a break in the movie. The seats have couches and cars. In the waiting area there are a lot of movies signs. Real cool...More

Thank Paul v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the way all theaters should be! We enjoyed a delicious pizza while watching our movie. Sat on a cushy love seat. At intermission we bought hot chocolate chip cookies. Delicious and fun. Employees were very friendly also. Gave a senior discount.

Thank 212jerih
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Paradiso and we went on 2 occasions. It is unique. Seating consists of Sofas, old large cinema seats, car seats. You get these on a first come first served basis, so it's worth being early. The whole atmosphere...More

Thank alan186406
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 days in Wanaka and we had amazing weather, for the two days of rain we were thrilled to discover the fabulous little Paradiso cinema. What an absolute gem! It felt like you were in someone’s home with the Lockwood panelled walls and to discover...More

Thank margot_nz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Wanaka you have to check out the Paradiso Cinema. This little gem has three cinemas and a small cafe restaurant. The clever bit is the whole relaxed vibe of the place. The staff are friendly, clearly enjoy talking about the films showing...More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking to the blue pools this morning, we had a whole day in Wanaka to explore. Since it was raining, we decided a movie would be a good option. We were completely blown away by our experience here. The theater had couches instead of...More

Thank keleonard2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We watched Darkest Hour here recently and were pleased with the acoustics and the whole experience. Reasonably priced and food and drink was readily available before the film and in the interval.

Thank chrissy152013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed watching a current run film here while we were in town. We even went back for a different movie another day. The decor is delightful, and the seating in the theater (sofas) was quite comfy. We enjoyed the delicious homemade ice cream and...More

Thank ChrisandLoriann
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