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Cinema Paradiso Bar & Cafe

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72 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
443 1505
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun evening. Friendly staff, comfy chairs, good wine options, .... oh yeh, enjoyed the movie too! Might need to book.

1 Thank Bill S
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They offer a great range of food and drinks to take into the movie and they even have an intermission. Comfy couches to sit in, and even a vehicle or two.

1 Thank Goblynears
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-do in Wanaka and a local institution. There is a range of recent releases so usually something to see, but the total experience is more than just the film: good beer and wine available; light meals and of course the famous cookies. Cheerful staff add to the atmosphere.

1 Thank Northerner11
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful tribute to the film and the magic of cinema. This cinema is small but is big on charm. They have a range of craft beers, wine, gelato and cookies baked in house. Movies even have an intermission so you can stock up on refreshments. Highly recommend a visit. A great way to spend a relaxing night in Wanaka.

1 Thank Shanil S
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Even if there is not a movie that you're keen to watch when you want to go, get the hot cookies at half time!!! just like grandma used to make

1 Thank beckyhO716AB
Wanaka, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place is amazing!!! Saw Passengers which was a bit crap to be honest, but the theatre was brilliant. Great staff, great food, great bar, and even better seating. And lets talk about those intermission cookies, fresh baked, I ate two and Im a half cookie kinda guy! Love this place!!!

1 Thank Shane S
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This place had so many positive reviews it was on our must do list. We got to the theatre early to have a pizza before the movie. Sadly the pizza could only be described as woeful - worst we had ever had, impossible to cut. The theatre was interesting with a limited number of interesting seats and on a first... More 

1 Thank hmt002
Athens, Greece
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

had the pleasure of visiting the Paradiso cinema whilst in Wanaka last week. What a fabulous place it is. Seating in the screen we were in consisted of leather armchairs, sofas and even 2 cars! We want to watch "Sing" (great film) and not usually being one for enjoying a cinema mostly filled with kids, it was amazing. They have... More 

1 Thank davidcapstick40
La Prairie, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cinema Paradiso is one of a kind theater. Many movies can be seen there and there is only 2 theaters to see them. So every presentation will shows a different movie. The seats are alsp unique. You will find reclining chairs, sofas and normal seat. Leg room is amazing. Each theater will seat around 100 persons. What is also unique... More 

1 Thank Francois L
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great little boutique cinema, bar and cafe in Wanaka. We had pizza before the movie, sat in the cool little Austin car and pretended we were at a drive in (the couches looked comfy too) and enjoyed the half time cookies and delicious freshly made popcorn. This is a great place to come when the weathers too hot (or too... More 

1 Thank TonyMasterton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Brownston Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 443 1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?