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Artworks Complex

127-129 Ocean View Road
Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Aotearoa New Zealand

Wheelchair accessible

Complimentary passes

Complimentary Passes cannot be used on sessions that are marked 'ncp' on the booking form. Usually during the first 2 weeks of some new releases.

You may however use Gift Vouchers for any regular priced screening.

Film Classifications

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 or Unrated - Exempt from classification.

RP[age] - Restricted to persons [age] and over unless accompanied by a parent/guardian for the films duration (e.g RP13)

Ticket Prices

General Admission: $17

Concessions: $14 (With current NZ Student, Gold or CS cards).

Children 5-15y: $9 (Under 5's free)

NT Live: Adult $27 / Senior, Student $22
MetOpera Live: Adult $33 / Senior, Student $28

Captions 'CC'

Films with "Closed Captions" for the hard of hearing are shown on Wednesday when available.

About Us

Embark on a cinematic journey like no other on Waiheke Island, where the magic of movies is fueled by a passionate group of film enthusiasts. Step into the realm of Waiheke Cinema, an extraordinary charitable trust run by dedicated locals and mostly powered by the love of volunteers.

With an impressive lineup of over twenty screenings per week, this cozy 50-seat venue boasts an enchanting atmosphere adorned with plush sofas donated by the community. It's a place where contemporary art-house gems and thrilling blockbusters come to life, captivating both residents and visitors alike.

But Waiheke Cinema is more than just a movie hub; it's a vibrant community space. Various community groups flock to this haven for their fundraising events and special interest screenings. Thanks to the success of a remarkable community fundraising campaign, the cinema embraced the digital era in 2013, ensuring cutting-edge movie experiences for all.


Ever-evolving, Waiheke Cinema unveiled 'The Little Cinema' in 2015, a charming 16-seat haven showcasing the hidden gems of film that often slip under the radar. Located just across the hallway from the Main Cinema, this intimate retreat sprang to life during the summer school holidays, promising delightful surprises to avid cinephiles. But, due to receding attendance to the cinema in the age of streaming 'The Little Cinema' no longer operates.

But what truly sets Waiheke Cinema apart is its profound connection to the local community. Before each feature film, the cinema brings the essence of the island to the silver screen. These captivating short documentaries, lovingly crafted by talented local filmmakers, celebrate the island's unique stories and experiences. Supported by the Cinema Trust, these filmmakers received funding and mentorship, fostering a creative and thriving local film scene, but due to low attendance to the cinema the trust suspended support for the project.

So, if you crave more than just a standard movie experience, Waiheke Cinema beckons you to immerse yourself in the magic of film, art, and community. Be enchanted, be inspired, and be a part of this remarkable cinematic voyage on the picturesque shores of Waiheke Island.

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