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“Quicky and comfortable.”
Review of Paradiso Cinema

Paradiso Cinema
Ranked #1 of 7 Fun & Games in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quicky and comfortable.”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Tired at the end of the day and wanting to just chill out, was delighted to find the Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka, fitted the bill perfectly.
Just walking into the cinema building, we were met by friendly staff, so felt immediately welcome.
Bought our tickets for the film showing, and wandered into the cinema itself and the whole scene made us laugh out loud! Two old MGs, ( I think) were sited, one on the floor and one at the top of the stairs, so patrons could go back down memory lane and pretend they were in a drive-in, and watch the film from sitting in the cars. Steps up the side of this small cinema, led to the different levels of seating, all different types of seating, from large comfortable lounge chairs covered in colourful cushions one could just sink into, to the more upright chairs if that is what one wanted. Great screen, actually had an INTERVAL! wow! you could get coffee, race to toilet etc, and come back in to enjoy the rest of the film. We enjoyed it so much, we stayed for the second film, ordered more excellant coffee, plus the famous biscuits and had a throughly enjoyable evening! A must do in Wanaka!

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“great location, really comfy!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The cinema's recently moved, to what was once a church I believe. The cinema is full of comfy couches/sofas so you can feel right at home. Surprisingly, we didn't see a movie, but a band called Beyondsemble who were the first to play there. It was really good and the staff bake big cookies for intervals!

Visited November 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“New but old”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

It was packed with noisy backpackers. While the old seats worked in the old venue they lost their appeal in the new.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Quirky little cinema”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I liked the way the theatre is set out, different and would like to see similar at home. Simple concept. Food ok but a little confusing as to how it works. Just need to make it clear to non locals., Would visit again. Good programme mixing up times of movies to give variety

Visited November 2012
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Cinema Par Excellence!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

New venue but retains old unique charm. Comfortable and inviting I love the new cinema complex and the food is fantastic.

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