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“Old world charm Dad used to speak about”
Review of Paradiso Cinema

Paradiso Cinema
Ranked #1 of 7 Fun & Games in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We took our 2 boys to see Transformers at the cinema...Loved it! My dad used to tell me about his days as a boy going to the movies in the 50's & 60's - quality service, homemade cookies with intermission - a good experience with some soul & heart - had a great time and would love it to be closer to my home

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We loved watching "What we do in the shadows" here.
Very comfortable sofas, nice staff, great cookies halfway through the movie. Great experience!

Thank Wattfinger
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is quite a small cinema (not a bad thing) and has been set up in a fun and quirky fashion. The seating reminds me of the Gold Class cinemas in Australia with about 5 or 6 rows with seating for about 6 or 8 people per row. The seats are comfy old couches with cloth covers that are great for snuggling up and watching a good movie.

At intermission (yes, there's an intermission), you can buy fresh-baked cookies and a tub of home-made ice-cream. A wonderful experience.

Quirky? Well, if the couches aren't your thing, grab a seat in the 60's-era car parked in the front row or the back row (fitted out with cloth-covered sofas) and pretend your at the drive-in. Nothing else quite like it!

Thank Mikey0308
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Some friends and me stayed the night in Wanaka and since the weather wasn't that great, we decided to go and see a movie. We didn't had a clue about this special and unique cinema beforehand but noticed right from the entry that something is different. These guys managed to make it very cosy in the movie theater itself. And even the always unloved first row was inviting with cosy couches. They had an old car where you could sat in and enjoying the movie! Absolutely well done :) We loved it here!!!!!!

Thank Snowflake61
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

What-an-awesome-place!
This is probably the best cinema I've ever been to :) It's so beautiful and cozy, with couches and old cars inside. They cook delicious yummy things, they are super friendly and they even bring you your food during the movie.
Definitely one of the must see in Wanaka ♥

Thank calendulaaa
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