(Must show current NZ Student, Gold or CS cards)
Children 5-15y: $9 (Under 5's free)
National Theatre Live - $25/$20
MetOpera Live - $34/$29
Currently you can only reserve tickets by leaving a phone message or at the cinema. You will not be required to pay over the phone.
Call us on 09 372 4240. Listen for any booked up sessions (also shown on the website). Press the # key if you wish to skip the recorded programme, then speak. You may not hear a beep. This is normal.
Please provide: Movie title and session time first, then your name, number of people and a contact number. We will call back if there is a problem.
Please speak clearly (in a place with good cellular reception).
Purchase reserved tickets between 30mins & 10mins before the screening, after which, in the event of a fully booked session, reservations may become void and tickets sold on. Please call us if you wish to cancel or alter your reservation.
Please do not email a reservation.
Feature normally starts at times shown.
Shout your friends and family out to a movie at the cinema with our gift vouchers, available for tickets and confectionery. Come on in to the cinema to purchase.
G - Suitable for General Audience.
PG - Parental Guidance recommended.
M - Suitable for Mature Audiences.
R[age] - Restricted to persons [age] and over. (e.g R16)
E - Exempt from classification.
RP[age] - Restricted to persons [age] and over unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. (e.g RP16)
127-129 ocean view rd
Tel: +64 9 372 4240
p.o box 255
waiheke island 1843
ABOUT Cinema Hire
The cinema is available for hire for birthdays, private screenings and community group fundraisers.
Hireage includes 2 hours with a projectionist and front-of-house volunteer.
Please note we do not have a liquor licence. If you wish to have pre-screening drinks and nibbles we recommend the Artworks Theatre foyer across the courtyard. Maximum capacity 50 people.
To request details about hiring the cinema, email us at
For many years Waiheke’s movie-going experience has been in the hands of a group of dedicated locals who love film. The Cinema is a charitable trust governed by a board of trustees and powered by mostly volunteers, screening films seven days a week with more than twenty screenings each week.
The cinema is well-used by community groups for fundraising events and special interest screenings as well as offering the usual mix of current arthouse and blockbuster films. Residents and visitors love the quirky 50 seat venue filled with comfy sofas donated by the community. Thanks to a successful community fundraising campaign, the cinema was able to go digital in 2013.
In 2015 'The Little Cinema' was created to showcase some of the less popular films. This 16 seat cinema across the hallway from the main cinema runs in the weekends and throughout the summer.
One of the unique things about Waiheke Cinema is the way it reflects the community to itself through locally made community stories which are screened before feature films. These short documentaries are made by local filmmakers with funding support from the Cinema Trust. The Trust also runs filmmaking training and mentoring programmes for youth.