Current Films

Tickets are $14.00 across the board, not bad aye! You don't need to book your tickets online folks there is generally plenty of space in our regular movie sessions. If it is a special event we will have online ticketing options available.

Kiwi Christmas

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hr 19 mins

STARTS NOV 30
Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas. From Kiwi director Tony Simpson (Derby Dogs).

Human Traces

Rating: M Violence, offensive language & drug use

Running time: 1 hr 26 mins

STARTS DEC 14

Kiwi filmmaker Nic Gorman's feature debut is a thriller set against the rugged backdrop of the Canterbury and Otago coasts. Stars Sophie Henderson.

"The drama takes place 750 kms south of New Zealand, where husband-and-wife scientist team Sarah (Sophie Henderson) and Glenn (Mark Mitchinson) have been posted to monitor the ecosystem of a remote island. When a mysterious stranger named Pete (Vinnie Bennett) arrives, paranoia and deception begin to disrupt the order. Splitting his film into three chapters, each told from a different character’s perspective, Gorman delights in disorienting his audience. Each new act is designed to reassemble the last: no sooner have you sided with one character than you find your allegiance complicated by the next point of view." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

Menashe

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hr 22 mins

STARTS DEC 14
"Menashe (Menashe Lustig), a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah's death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven's strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah's memorial. It's his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters." (Sundance Film Festival)

Borg vs McEnroe

Rating: M Offensive language & nudity

Running time: 1 hr 47 mins

STARTS DEC 7
Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Björn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end - run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.

Borg/McEnroe is a story about the price of success. How the world’s two best tennis players, already in their early twenties, are imprisoned by their own careers. Two athletes constantly reduced to each other’s opposites by a commercialized tennis industry: the cartoonish ”lce Borg” and ”Superbrat”. Two rivals who, during Wimbledon 1980, are forced to realize that the only person capable of understanding what they are going through is their worst enemy

Ingrid Goes West

Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes & suicide

Running time: 1 hr 38 mins

STARTS Nov 23
Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives.

Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed) leads this dark comedy as a mentally disturbed woman who chases a social media star (Elizabeth Olsen, Captain America: Civil War). Co-stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some).

Waru

Rating: M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes, and content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 26mins

STARTS OCT 19
Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community.

Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as
a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy
(Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked
and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in
time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8.

No Ordinary Sheila

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 37 mins

TWO SCREENINGS ONLY!
Thurs 26 October
Wed 8 November
If you haven’t already heard of Sheila Natusch, prepare to be inspired. The life story of this nonagenarian natural historian, illustrator and writer is a beautiful, truly Antipodean journey, made with love by her cousin and long-time Kiwi filmmaker, Hugh Macdonald (This is New Zealand).

Viewers will love this radiant, defiant and unconventional life story which ranges from the southern wilds to the rugged Wellington coastline, where Sheila still lived until very recently, without car, TV, lipstick or alcohol, planning to “get the last bit of fun out of life that there is.